Brake Rotor Surface Rust

Is rotor surface rust a problem? Has your vehicle been sitting for a long period and your rotor’s rusted over?
Most likely it’s nothing of concern. Surface rust will be cleaned off with normal driving.

However, if the rust has gone on to cause pitting in the rotor you have a larger issue. This usually takes months of a car sitting. If you drive the car for a while and the friction surface (where the pads meet the rotor) looks corroded and pocked instead of smooth and shiny, the rotor will need to be turned or replaced.

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