Resurfacing brake rotors and drums instead of replacing them is a dying art form – with the explosion of cheap, readily available rotors and drums on the market it’s no wonder the majority of car mechanics prefer replacing rotors and drums over resurfacing or machining them.  CARspec is one of the few remaining shops outside of Toyota and Lexus dealerships that prefers to service your brakes with a resurface or machining of the rotors or drums instead of replacing them.  Why?  Resurfacing and machining is cheaper than replacement, keeps quality Toyota, Lexus and Scion parts on your car, and eliminates potential fitment and quality issues common with aftermarket brake parts.

IS350 rotor after 2 passes

An IS350 rotor after 2 passes on the lathe, ready for one final pass before being reinstalled

CARspec charges an additional $42.50 to resurface or machine your Toyota, Lexus or Scion when done with a brake replacement (this is included in the normal $170 labor charge for any brake job that requires resurfacing or machining).  Your vehicle came with extremely high quality rotors and/or drums from the factory, and resurfacing or machining them keeps this original equipment (OE) part in service to you at a fraction of the cost of replacement.  Aftermarket rotors and drums frequently come with excessive runout or poor fitment – by keeping your rotors in service you know everything is where it should be.  We wouldn’t be lying here at CARspec if we told you some aftermarket rotors need resurfacing right out of the box.

CARspec is fully equipped to service all Toyota, Lexus and Scion rotors and drums on our in house lathe.  We provide courtesy inspections on request, inspecting rotors and drums to see if they are eligible for resurfacing or machining. As Eden Prairie and Chanhassen’s Toyota and Lexus repair specialist we’re happy to offer this money saving service most auto mechanics don’t!”