How often should brake rotors be replaced?

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asked Nov 26, 2023 in Repairs/Maintenance by Wh1teBean (1,380 points)
How often should brake rotors be replaced?

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answered Nov 30, 2023 by Caldecott (20,920 points)
Brake rotors should be replaced every 50,000 miles to 70,000 miles or when they become worn down or cracked or warped.

And some brake rotors and brake drums can last 100,000 miles or more.

I always replace my brake rotors after every 2 brake pad changes which can be every 5 years or so depending on the mileage I drive.

Brake rotors that have gone bad are usually either warped, cracked or just have gotten thinner as the brake pads wear them down.

Most brake rotors will easily last 100,000 to 200,000 miles and sometimes longer.

If you notice any cracks in the brake rotors or the brake rotors are warped or have gotten thin then you should replace them.

I have had a brake rotor shatter before when I failed to replace a cracked brake rotor so if you see any cracks developing in the brake rotor then replace them.

Brake rotors should be replaced in pairs.

Some people need to replace their brake rotors every 80,000 to 150,000 miles and some people may need to replace the brake rotors after every 4 sets of brake pads.

If you do a lot of towing with your vehicle then you may need to replace your brake rotors much sooner than someone who does no towing or hardly any towing at all.

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