Friday, July 07, 2017

Thank you clean air standards.

Apparently in most of the newer cars - if you need to replace the brakes, you can also count on having to replace the rotors. Thought y'all should know and prepare. I've never had to replace rotors in my entire driving experience. And you all know I speed! Well, I formerly used to speed. Sort of.

I guess because of the clean air standards they are trying to shave weight off everywhere including the rotors. That means they wear out much faster.  You are welcome!

I'm guessing this only has been happening for a couple of years because I bought a used car and I just got hit with this landmine.  But it sounds like all the newer cars will find out soon enough.


Anonymous said...

Just replaced the factory original rear brakes on my '09 Mustang. 80K miles and the rotors needed to be replaced, worn too thin to resurface. So me thinks this goes back more than a couple of years.

she said: said...

Oh wow. Good to know. Do you mind if I ask how much extra that set you back? Because you used to never need to replace both for a brake job. So I've never paid attention to the price of rotors.