This is a question I’ve wanted to ask for a long time:
Sometimes when I get my disc brakes serviced, the job requires new rotors, due to the fact that there isn’t enough metal left of them to turn and resurface, or at least not a sufficient amount to allow for 25 or 30 thousand miles of continued use.
But no matter when or where I’ve had such work done, I have always been charged for the new rotors on top of the price of getting a standard brake job. There is never any allowance or deduction for labor due the fact that installing new rotors involves significantly less work than resurfacing two or four of them, depending on whether or not I’m having both axles done.
This also applied to the few times I needed new drums, back in the day.
A standard brake job requires that the discs or drums be resurfaced, and if that work is not necessary due to the purchase of new parts, why do shops and dealerships still charge for it?