BRAKES

  • Tiny
  • Czcrowley
  • 2003 LEXUS RX 300
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC

My car shimmies when I step on the brakes coming off the freeway. Do I need new brakes?

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 AT 1:51 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Caradiodoc
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The front brake rotors are most likely warped. This is fairly common and a simple machining process will take care of that. That process is part of a normal brake job but that doesn't necessarily mean the brakes are worn out. Your mechanic will inspect the brake pads at the same time and make a recommendation.

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 AT 5:57 PM

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