So I have 83,000 miles on my 2006 Nissan Frontier NISMO. During my most recent trip to the garage I was told I need new front breaks and roters. Since neither have been replaced before, are the roters necessary?
Yes. The new pads need flat, smooth, consistant surfaces on the rotors to stop the vehicle smoothly and properly.
While many of us when doing our own brakes will inspect the brakes for glazing. scoring, and lateral runout and keep the same rotors if they look good, no shop in its right mind would do this to their customers’ cars. A proper job entails either replacing or (if possible and practicable) resurfacing the rotors. Many rotors have insufficient material to be resurfaced and need to simply be replaced.