Where to Get Rotors Turned: Goodyear? Pep Boys? etc

In some cases, instead of replacing your rotors, you may be able to extend the life of your brakes by having your rotors turned. The cost for getting your rotors turned can range from $10 per rotor to more than $200 total, depending on where you get them done and what other brake work your car needs. In this article, find out who turns rotors, how much it will cost, and more.

Where to Get Rotors Turned

Several national auto service chains offer rotor turning — also called rotor resurfacing — as an alternative to rotor replacement. When you hit the brakes in your car, the brake pads press against the rotors and create friction that slows wheel rotation and then stops the vehicle. Both pads and rotors become worn down with use and will eventually need replacement.

Depending on the type of vehicle you own, you may be able to extend the life of your brakes by getting your rotors turned. In order to operate at maximum efficiency, the surface of your rotors should be smooth and even. Rotors can develop grooves or become warped and uneven, so resurfacing them can return them to smooth. It’s important to note that manufacturers have minimum thickness guidelines for rotors, and auto repair shops are unable to resurface rotors if the process would bring them below the recommended minimum thickness.

Below, we have the list of who turns rotors. Keep in mind that prices vary, and rotor resurfacing tends to be less expensive at auto parts retailers than at auto repair centers. For additional options, contact a local garage or mechanic and ask if it does rotor turning.

Firestone Complete Auto Care

All Firestone Complete Auto Care locations offer rotor turning.

  • Restrictions: Rotors can only be turned if also replacing the brake pads
  • Cost: $70 for rotor resurfacing, plus the cost of new brake pads (varies by location)
  • Time to complete service: One to two hours
  • Source: Firestone service technicians at various locations
  • Find a Firestone Complete Auto Care near you

Goodyear Auto Service

Some Goodyear Auto Service locations offer rotor turning; contact your nearest Goodyear Auto Service for details.

  • Restrictions: Rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement
  • Cost: $55 per rotor
  • Time to complete service: 45 minutes to one hour
  • Source: Goodyear Auto Service store associates at various locations
  • Find a Goodyear Auto Service near you

Meineke Car Care Center

All Meineke Car Care Centers off rotor turning.

  • Restrictions: Rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement
  • Cost: $40 for all four
  • Time to complete service: About one hour
  • Source: Meineke service technicians at various locations
  • Find a Meineke Car Care Center near you

Midas

All Midas locations offer rotor turning.

  • Restrictions: Rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement
  • Cost: $90 to $125, depending on the vehicle type and if the rotors must be removed in the shop; $60 if the rotors have been removed
  • Time to complete service: One to two hours; less than an hour if the rotors have been removed
  • Source: Midas customer service representatives at various locations
  • Find a Midas near you

Monro

All Monro locations offer rotor turning.

  • Restrictions: Rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement
  • Cost: $20 for all four
  • Time to complete service: About one hour
  • Source: Monro service technicians at various locations
  • Find a Monro near you

National Tire and Battery (NTB)

All NTBlocations offer rotor turning.

  • Restrictions: Rotors can only be turned if also replacing the brake pads
  • Cost: About $200 for rotor resurfacing and new brake pads
  • Time to complete service: One to two hours
  • Source: NTB service technicians at various locations
  • Find an NTB near you

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Most O’Reilly Auto Parts locations offer rotor turning.

  • Restrictions: Rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement
  • Cost: $10 to $15 per rotor
  • Time to complete service: 30 to 60 minutes
  • Source: O’Reilly store associates at various locations
  • Find an O’Reilly Auto Parts near you

For more details, see our dedicated article.

Pep Boys

Some Pep Boys locations offer rotor turning; contact your nearest Pep Boys for details.

  • Restrictions: Rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement
  • Cost: About $90; $50 if the rotors have been removed
  • Time to complete service: One to two hours; less than an hour if the rotors have been removed
  • Source: Pep Boys service technicians at various locations
  • Find a Pep Boys near you

In Summary

Now you know where to get rotors turned. Several auto service centers and auto parts retailers offer rotor resurfacing — from O’Reilly to Midas and more. For more information on rotor resurfacing, see our article: Does AutoZone Turn Rotors? Brake Service Policies at AutoZone, etc.

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