View Full Version : Brake pads worn out...metal on metal....rotor grinded

02-09-2006, 07:01 PM
My right front brake has grinded against the rotor and scraped a bit off the rotor. I knew I needed to change my brakes soon but I thought I still had some time. What do you think has happened? It sounds like metal against metal when I push the brakes? Should I stop driving immediately, or can I drive it to the shop? The rotor is grooved/scraped when I touch it but will a shop be able to regrind it? I hope this is just a matter of getting new brake pads. I am not able to jack up my car and take off the tire right now so all I have seen is the rotor through my wheel.

02-09-2006, 07:06 PM
you probably need new rotors. they will have use a micrometer to see if the rotor can be resurfaced . later.

02-09-2006, 07:07 PM
its safe enough to drive to a shop, so long as you dont drive 90mph getting there, they might MIGHT be able to save the rotors, but labor is gonna suck.

02-09-2006, 07:07 PM
yea, most likely new pads and rotors will be neccasary (sp)

but i say drive VERY carefully to the shop, and let them do their work

02-09-2006, 07:13 PM
upgrade the rotors and feel the difference