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You are right to question this, those look a bit rusty but that will wear off with use. It's normal for brakes to get some surface rust when a car hasn't been driven. Go drive it with plenty of braking, then go to a different inspection center.


In addition to what @Paulster2 recommends you can also see if the brake pad hardware is scraping against the rotor. These are the small metal retainers the pads slide on - one on top and one on the bottom in each caliper bracket. I have on occasion not centered them properly and they rub against the rotor and it makes a high pitched scraping sound when ...

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