I have a 2001 Nissan Maxima (V6 3l) with 83,000 miles. Recently the car shimmys or vibrates when braking at high speeds. My mechanic gave a diagnosis over the phone that the brake rotor's need to be turned, before taking the car in I want to check to see if this is normal, or if anyone else has experienced this. I don't want an unexpected repair.
Is there anything else this could be?
Should I have an alignment or balance done?
Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can offer.
Your mechanic could be right.
The rotors possibly be bad.
80% of the time that is the symptom.
But if the rotors were " cut" before be prepared to replace them.
When you talk " brakes" you talk " safety" " alignment" = Tires wear un-even car goes to right or left not straight etc.
Balance= tires with bumps, car vibrates at certain speed etc.