Where to Get Rotors Turned: 9 Convenient Places Listed

Short Answer: There are several nationwide auto shops that will turn rotors, including Goodyear, Midas, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and Pep Boys. 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 services your car needs. See below for the list of auto care centers that turn rotors, including the expected cost and service time.

Where to Get Rotors Turned

Several national auto service chains offer rotor turning — also known as rotor resurfacing — as an alternative to replacing rotors. 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.

Depending on the type of vehicle you own, you may be able to extend the life of your brakes by having the rotors turned, making the surfaces smooth and even. 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 list the auto shops and repair centers that turn rotors, ordered starting with the lowest priced options. We spoke with technicians at shop locations to confirm the details of the service. 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, you can contact your local garage or mechanic and ask if it offers rotor turning.

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
  • Service time: 30 to 60 minutes
  • Find an O’Reilly Auto Parts

For more details, see our dedicated article.

Meineke Car Care Center

All Meineke Car Care Centers off rotor turning.

  • Restrictions: Rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement
  • Cost: About $40 for all four
  • Service time: About one hour
  • Find a Meineke Car Care Center

Monro

All Monro locations offer rotor turning.

  • Restrictions: Rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement
  • Cost: About $20 per rotor
  • Service time: About one hour
  • Find a Monro

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 total; $50 if the rotors have been pre-removed
  • Service time: One to two hours; less than an hour if the rotors have been pre-removed
  • Find a Pep Boys

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)
  • Service time: One to two hours
  • Find a Firestone Complete Auto Care

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 pre-removed
  • Service time: One to two hours; less than an hour if the rotors have been pre-removed
  • Find a Midas

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 total for rotor resurfacing and new brake pads
  • Service time: One to two hours
  • Find an NTB

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
  • Service time: 45 minutes to one hour
  • Find a Goodyear Auto Service

Precision Tune Auto Care

  • Restrictions: Only included as part of the lifetime brake warranty
  • Cost: Varies based on the cost of the individual warranty
  • Service time: About one hour, unless other services are needed
  • Find a Precision Tune Auto Care

Places That Don’t Offer Rotor Turning

In the course of our research, we found the following auto part stores and service centers that do not turn rotors:

  • AutoZone, as previously reported
  • Jiffy Lube (replacements only)
  • NAPA AutoCare Centers
  • Tuffy Tire & Auto (replacements only)
  • Walmart, as previously reported

For more on auto shops and services, check out our article comparing NAPA, AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, and O’Reilly Auto Parts.