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    Default So you think you need to replace your rotors

    No not yet you don't!

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    Apparently a Buick LeSabre driver complaining of a funny noise and not having any brakes.
    View the rest of the carnage here: The worst brakes I've ever seen - Imgur

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    im waiting for my mom to pull this.. i should post of pix of her car, they always laugh at it, at the dealer..

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    hahahahahhahaha

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    am I the only one that is terrified by the idea we not only allow these people to own but also operate a vehicle? especially when this exemplifies the extent of their understanding of how it works and what maintenance is required?

    it seriously amazes me how clueless people are when it comes to the preservation of their own life let alone the people in the car next to them.

    my mother in law is such a dumbass she PRE-PAID for the first 60k miles worth or maintenance (oil changes, air filters, brakes etc...) on her new car and yet she waited 36,000 miles to go get her first pre-paid oil change in her brand new car because a yellow light on the dash came on

    this is the same woman you will see driving up the 5 freeway 20 miles to and from work with her blinker on from merging onto the freeway.
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    The rotors are fine, the pads might be shot though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ1 View Post
    The rotors are fine, the pads might be shot though.
    There's quite a bit still left on that piston, I think we're all good!

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    i love it, you can see the interior veins of the rotor!!

    and yep, still plenty of piston meat!!

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    Interesting that there is no vehicle competency test in the US&A, at least not in CA. In England we have (or did, who knows, been a while) the MOT test every year which is a vehicle inspection (tires, brakes, etc) required to get vehicle registration.

    Seems like a good $ generator for the states too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Interesting that there is no vehicle competency test in the US&A, at least not in CA.
    Actually, many places are making vehicle inspections even LESS(!) common. For example, as of 2009 in DC, safety inspections are no longer required (you used to have them at the same time as emissions testing). I think the issue was it was actually not making money, though that suggests that they should raise the fee (though personally I think it should just be a low fee and then you get fined if anything is not up to par, e.g., brakes, lights, etc... basically encourage people to get their vehicles privately inspected/maintained first).

    On the other hand, the people who do the inspections tend to be idiots. I had a lot of issues trying to get a vehicle (albeit, a motorcycle) through DC safety inspection even though it met all of the requirements (the person doing the test and the lady running the station tried to apply what they "thought" the rules should be, rather than what they were). Ended up contacting the general counsel to have the issue fixed.

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    ^^^Switzerland does just the opposite of the USA. They have an extremely thorough annual inspection for all cars. If the car shows the slightest bit of rust, you have to send it to the junk heap.
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    Switzerland has also banned motorsports for the last 50-something years... shows you how much these guys know.
    Oh, and, the fine on speeding tickets in Switzerland is determined by the speed and the driver's income. No kidding.
    Google it and see what kind of fines were served already..

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    Some Friends of mine own a muffler/repair shop. This just came through last week. Amazing how far people can push this type of thing.

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    That just looks so perverse.

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