2005 Ford Freestar 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 36000 miles
I am planning to replace the brakes of my 2005 Freestyle. This is the first time I have replace brakes, however, I am mechanically inclined and don't think it will be to difficult. Do you recommend replacing the rotors each time the brake pads are replaced or can I have the rotors resurfaced (turned) as long as the rotors are within the thickness specifications.
Depends, some newer vehicles use " composite" material rotors, when you try to turn them they chatter and cause a poor seating surface. If your local guy can turn them and they are within spec, go for it.I would use a higher quality brake pad though (motorcraft) the material is very important to the stopping power of the pads, and cheaper are exactly that regardless of what the box says