SHOULD I REPLACE THE ROTORS SINCE I AM REPLACING THE PADS? ALSO WHAT TYPE OF PADS IS BEST?

  • Tiny
  • williamherbertpruett
  • 2007 Volkswagen Passat
  • 64,000 miles

I plan to replace brake pads soon and want to know if I should also replace the rotors? Do you recommend I do so, is it worth the money to purchase ventilated rotors or simply purchase OEM pads and rotors? The OE - TRW pads have done fantastic with 64,000 miles with 25% remaining in the fronts and 50% in the rears. Rotors are smooth with no colors due to overheating.

My second question, I am scheduled to replace plugs do you recommend I also replace coil packs? Given the milage 64,000.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 2:54 AM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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Yes, use oem rotors, pads and sensors.

Yes, I would replace plugs and coils together.

Roy

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 2:56 AM
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This is a great service and well worth the donation for sound professional advise. This is my initial question but given the positive experience I will use your service again when required.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 3:03 AM
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  • CJ MEDEVAC
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