How do you fix out of round brake rotors?

When braking recently, I’ve noticed that my brake pedal feels like it’s pulsing. My steering wheel is also starting to vibrate. I’ve heard these are symptoms of out of round brake rotors, so I’d like to get it fixed as soon as possible. How can you fix out of round brake rotors?

Emily Maracle · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Paying attention to anything that seems off about your car is an important part of
car maintenance
and can save you time and money in the long run!
To fix out of round brake rotors, you will either have to resurface or replace them. An out of round brake rotor means that your rotor has become warped. Warping occurs over time, but if you are a heavy breaker or drive in stop-and-go traffic often, your brake rotors are more prone to warping.
Although it is possible to remove and replace brake rotors yourself, you’ll still need a professional to resurface them if they’re still in good condition. Because of this, consider taking your car to a mechanic for a quote first.
If they can resurface them, you can save time by having a professional complete it. If your rotors need replacing, you can determine whether you’d like to perform the replacement yourself.
Since brakes are an integral part of your vehicle, it’s always recommended you visit a professional if you’re unsure. If cost is the biggest factor of visiting a mechanic, consider using
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