2002 Honda Accord Q&A

2002 Honda Accord Question: If front break pads and rotors are replaced are rotors machined also?

Honda Accord 2002, 70,000 miles. Front break pads replaced and new rotors. But also inv says Front break pads machined rotors. Are both necessary? Cost a fortune and I feel totally ripped off and stupid. -
Answer 1
That is how it is supposed to be done! New pads machine or replace rotors, goes hand in hand for a good brake job. Take the invoice, go back and check to see exactly what was done! Should not have to machine new rotors!! Also ask why your old rotors could not have been machined! -
Answer 2
If it was done at a dealer with all OEM parts , then (as much as I don't want to!) I'd disagree. However , if done with aftermarket parts , then yes in order to make sure the run-out is within spec.(so you don't end up with a vibration) they are probably best to be machined(on car lathe) to avoid a 'comeback'. -
Comment 1
I agree, however invoice should say that is what was done. Still should not have to do both, just use better parts, may be less money. Now, that is certainly the BEST way to do it! Well after reading again, i guess it does sorta say that! Still should have been explained a little better for the customer. -
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The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.