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I took my 2003 350Z to the dealership yesterday for a brake job, and they tell me they can turn the rotors, but they will then be too thin, and I will need to replace them soon after the brake job is completed. Now my car only has 42k miles, and the pads were worn, but not hitting the rotor with anything but pad. The dealer tells me they recommend rotor replacement for every single brake job, which I think is ridiculous!

Has anyone had this same experience?
 

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Rule #1 dont ever listen to a dealer. Hes just trying to make money off you. If you cant do your brakes yourself bring it to a shop instead of the dealer. They will rape you on price. You only need to change pads not rotors
 

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That is B.S. You need to re-surface the rotor with every pad replacement, but replacing the entire rotor shoud only be needed if the pad wore off and the wear indicator damaged the rotor to the extent were the rotor is too damaged and the marks are too deep to simply re-surface the rotor.
 

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+3 on that...dealer is trying to rip you off. All he needs to do is turn the rotors. If he thinks the rotors need to be replaced, then it's a design flaw and they should cover that under warranty.
 

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I got crazy wear on my front rotors @ 38k. Didn't resurface this last go-round with the pads...but I'll be replacing those rotors next time I do the pads.
 

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A lot of shops are recommending rotor replacement instead of turning. There should be a minimum thickness spec somewhere telling you if you have enough material to resurface. Next, they'll try to tell you that turning the rotor will make it "more likely to warp or crack".
 

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We have done plenty of brake jobs on 350Zs and have never replaced any rotors. Resurfacing them will be fine.
 

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Guys, thanks for all the responses...I thought the dealer was feeding me a line. $400 every single brake job is ridiculous! I had my repairman just buff the rotor for me, and it feels fine...so far so good.
 

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You can even bring your rotors to autozone and i believe they will turn them for free
 

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Yeah, I'm not so much worried about the turning part...it's that the dealer told me that for every single brake job, there's no sense turning them...not even one time, as they will effectively be too thin to use for any forseeable time. Basically, they say instead of turning them even once, just throw them away, and get new ones. RIP OFF!!!
 
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