Volvo S60 Brake Question

Tiny
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  • 1960 VOLVO S60
2001 Volvo S60: mileage 38,000. At about 17k I had to replace the front brake pads at my dealer, at that time the service center told me that Volvo does not cut their rotor. I thought that was a bit usual but they’re the experts. Now at 38k I need another brake job, I took my car to a local big box service center due to timing issues (I have an early commute and the dealer has limited Saturday service). They told me that I needed new rotors in the front. Now it’s been a few years since I rolled up my sleeves and did my own brake jobs, but 38k seemed to be a bit soon, I got the feeling I was being taken advantage of so I walked out. So my question is how long should I expect Volvo rotors to last?

Also I usually do my service with the dealer but as I said before sometimes it’s a bit difficult to find the time. How would I go about finding a reputable mechanic who works on foreign cars?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Monday, March 26th, 2007 AT 9:00 AM

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Tiny
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How many brake changes you go thorugh with the rotorrs in 38,000?

You should expect a rotor to last you AT LEAST TWO brake changes before replacement, if any less chances are they are still good. Best way to find a reputable mechanic is to ask around.
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 AT 3:17 PM
Tiny
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Should I replace rotors on my volvo or can they be turned at the garage?
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Thursday, July 1st, 2010 AT 1:09 PM
Tiny
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Volvo rotors are very soft so to answer your question, depends on your driving habits. You are either going to be doing them every brake job or every other brake job. And pretty much it is the same thing with BMW, Mercedez or any other European car maker. Also there are 2 separate limits on the rotors. One is the discard measurement stamped on the rotor and you have a brake service limit also. Here is an example. New rotors measure 28mm and the discard measurement when they are no good is 25mm. Now you need to change out brake pads so the service limit is 25.8mm so you pretty much need rotors once you are below 25.8mm when replacing the brake pads. Volvo doesnt give you that much wiggle room so now imaging you turned the rotors? You are cutting away making those rotors thinner. You cut below 25.8mm and now you need new rotors again. Hope this info helps you.
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Friday, July 2nd, 2010 AT 3:43 AM

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