The people of Pataskala who call for Brake Inspections sometimes ask "Why can't you just install new Brake Pads? Do I really need to replace the Brake Rotors too?
I understand no one wants to pay for something that is not necessary. So I'm glad you asked the question!
It's not a great idea to just install new Brake Pads on your existing Brake Rotors for several reasons. The friction and heat that builds up each time you apply the brakes wears away at the surface of the Brake Rotors. They get thinner over time. If your existing Brake Rotors are not worn below safety specifications we can resurface them, making a smooth surface to match your new Brake Pads.
However, if the thickness of your Brake Rotors are worn below safety standards, or if there are large grooves, pits, or rusted areas, the Brake Rotors need to be replaced. In the Pataskala area of Central Ohio this is often the case. We often find the inner side of the Brake Rotor that you don't see rusts more severely than the outer rotor surface that you can see. These imperfections cause Brake Noise, Brake Pulsation, and premature wear of the new Brake Pads.
For small or mid-sized cars the difference in cost for Resurfacing The Brake Rotor or replacing the Brake Rotor is not great, and the peace of mind of a Quality Brake Job is worth the few extra dollars.