NEED BRAKES JOB on 2003 Toyota Camry

I am told that I need both, front and rear and that they caanot just change the pads. It must be chabged with rotors due to some manufacturing technicality that does not allow to do it separately. Do you kow what they are telling me, please.? I thank you very much in advance. Marc

by in New Glarus, WI on March 04, 2009
1 answer
ANSWER by on March 04, 2009
It sounds like the shop is saying your rotors are undersized (too thin). Every manufacturer has a "minimum allowable thickness" for brake rotors. If a rotor is at the minimum or below the minimum thickness a shop needs to recommend replacement. As new pads wear, the rotor wears as well. I have seen broken rotors because people allowed them to get too thin. Are all of your brake pads worn to the minimum? hope this helps
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