Where to Get Rotors Turned: 9 Convenient Places Listed

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. There are several national auto repair shops that offer this service. 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. See below for the list of auto care centers that turn rotors, including the expected cost and service time.

What We Recommend

For the lowest advertised prices — if your rotors are thick enough to not require replacement — you will likely want to take your car to O’Reilly Auto Parts for rotor turning/resurfacing. Other nationwide chains that offer rotor turning for comparable prices include Meineke and Monro.

Comparison Table

See the table below for a quick comparison of the rotor turning cost and service time at the shops that offer the service, then click any shop or scroll for more details.

Auto Shop/Service Center All Locations? Cost Approximate Service Time
O'Reilly Auto Parts No -- most locations $10 to $15 per rotor 30 to 60 minutes
Meineke Car Care Center Yes $40 total One hour
Monro Auto Service and Tire Centers Yes $20 per rotor One hour
Pep Boys No -- select locations only $90 total; $50 if the rotors are pre-removed One to two hours
Firestone Complete Auto Care Center Yes $70 total (plus cost of brake pads) One to two hours
Midas Yes $90 to $125 ($60 if rotors are pre-removed) One to two hours
National Tire and Battery (NTB) Yes $200 total One to two hours
Goodyear Auto Service No -- select locations only $55 per rotor 45 minutes to one hour
Precision Tune Auto Care Yes Varies About one hour

The List

Below, we list the auto shops and repair centers that turn rotors, ordered starting with the lowest priced options. 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.

1. O’Reilly Auto Parts

  • Restrictions: Most O’Reilly Auto Parts locations offer rotor turning, but the rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement.[1]
  • Cost: $10 to $15 per rotor[1]
  • Service time: 30 to 60 minutes[1]
  • Find an O’Reilly Auto Parts

For more details, see our dedicated article about O’Reilly’s rotor turning services.

2. Meineke Car Care Center

  • Restrictions: All Meineke Car Care Centers offer rotor turning, but the rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement[2]
  • Cost: About $40 for all four[2]
  • Service time: About one hour[2]
  • Find a Meineke Car Care Center

3. Monro Auto Service and Tire Centers

  • Restrictions: All Monro locations offer rotor turning, but the rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement.[3]
  • Cost: About $20 per rotor[3]
  • Service time: About one hour[3]
  • Find a Monro

4. 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[4]
  • Cost: About $90 total; $50 if the rotors have been pre-removed[4]
  • Service time: One to two hours; less than an hour if the rotors have been pre-removed[4]
  • Find a Pep Boys

5. Firestone Complete Auto Care

  • Restrictions: All Firestone Complete Auto Care locations offer rotor turning, but rotors can only be turned if also replacing the brake pads.[5]
  • Cost: $70 for rotor resurfacing, plus the cost of new brake pads (varies by location)[5]
  • Service time: One to two hours[5]
  • Find a Firestone Complete Auto Care

6. Midas

  • Restrictions: All Midas locations offer rotor turning, but the rotors must be thick enough to not require replacement.[6]
  • 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[6]
  • Service time: One to two hours; less than an hour if the rotors have been pre-removed[6]
  • Find a Midas

7. National Tire and Battery (NTB)

  • Restrictions: All NTB locations offer rotor turning, but it can only be done if you’re also replacing the brake pads.[7]
  • Cost: About $200 total for rotor resurfacing and new brake pads[7]
  • Service time: One to two hours[7]
  • Find an NTB

8. Goodyear Auto Service

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

9. Precision Tune Auto Care

  • Restrictions: Only included as part of the lifetime brake warranty[9]
  • Cost: Varies based on the cost of the individual warranty[9]
  • Service time: About one hour, unless other services are needed[9]
  • 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.