Took my '08 Acura TL Type-S into a local Acura dealer for Pennsylvania state inspection a couple months ago, and while it passed emissions inspection and they updated my sticker for that, they told me it failed safety inspection for warped rotors on the rear. They said they can’t be resurfaced and offered to change out the rear pads and rotors for nearly $600, and I said I’d get it done elsewhere. I’m skeptical because I’ve put barely 10,000 miles on the car in the 3 years I’ve owned it and the brakes were replaced by the previous owner just a few months before I bought it. I’ve never had any issues with the stopping power of the car, and have not experienced any signs of warped rotors such as the steering wheel seriously shaking while hard braking.
Good brakes are important, obviously, but from what I’ve read online they should last well over 10,000 miles. I don’t drive the car that much and have not had any issues with the brakes myself, so I’d like to save the costs of replacing them if it’s truly not necessary. Would I be able to take the car elsewhere for inspection to see if they don’t say anything about the rear brakes, or do I have to take it back to the original inspection place with replaced rear brakes to pass inspection?