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New brake pads should always be installed on smooth rotors. That includes either new rotors or having the old ones resurfaced. The rotors need measured. If there is enough meat on them to resurface, then do it. If they are too thin then get new ones.


I had 237,000 miles on my 2001 Accord and never had to replace the rotors. Just before I traded my car in for a 2014 Accord, my mechanic (not Honda) said I still had one more brake job left in the rotors. (When I was taking my car into the dealer, they were saying I needed brakes about every 30,000 miles; this on a car that was driven 90% on the freeway. ...

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