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2007 Honda Ridgeline RT 4WD Crew Cab

2007 Honda Ridgeline
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Four Wheel Drive, 4 Door Crew Cab, 4WD Standard Pickup Truck
16 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy
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June 3, 2011, 3:07 pm

Sherry C
 

Question: pads and rotors

just took my ridgeline to have back pads replaced
and was informed that I also needed back rotors
They charged me 486.00 and my ridgeline is a 2008 and has only 33000 miles on it. Is it possiable that it really needed new rotors

Thanks


June 9, 2011, 1:21 pm

Elizabeth K
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Yes, very possible. Back in the good old days, your rotors would normally be resurfaced every time you replaced the pads. The rotors are made more cheaply these days, and often cannot be resurfaced (too thin, too warped, etc). But new rotors are also cheaper than they used to be, it is very common to have them replaced with a brake job.

More surprising is needing new rear brakes at that mileage. Unless you hit the brakes a lot, that is early for the rear pads to need replacement.


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