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I just replaced my rotors and pads yesterday. My 2017 Yaris was making grinding noises, and some squealing. Initially I thought it was a different issue, as it only has 31k miles on it. But I took it to the dealer, and they said it had only 1 or 2mm of pad material left, and would replace both rotors and pads for $850. Thanks, but no thanks.

I purchased the rotors/pads from RockAuto, and did the job myself. The noises are now gone, and the dealer was correct, the pads were low, the brake wear indicator was rubbing the rotor making the annoying noise.

I personally would replace both, the rotors and pads at the same time, but maybe others can chime into whether the rotors would still be good depending on the mileage.
 

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I just replaced my rotors and pads yesterday. My 2017 Yaris was making grinding noises, and some squealing. Initially I thought it was a different issue, as it only has 31k miles on it. But I took it to the dealer, and they said it had only 1 or 2mm of pad material left, and would replace both rotors and pads for $850. Thanks, but no thanks.

I purchased the rotors/pads from RockAuto, and did the job myself. The noises are now gone, and the dealer was correct, the pads were low, the brake wear indicator was rubbing the rotor making the annoying noise.

I personally would replace both, the rotors and pads at the same time, but maybe others can chime into whether the rotors would still be good depending on the mileage.
It depends. Just look at the rotors. Do they look fucked up and/or thin? (less than 20mm I believe on mine) yeet them. It really depends on how fast your pad is wearing. I've thrown pads on sometimes and both sometimes. If you're doing the rotors tho, it always make sense to do pads.
 

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I just replaced my rotors and pads yesterday. My 2017 Yaris was making grinding noises, and some squealing. Initially I thought it was a different issue, as it only has 31k miles on it. But I took it to the dealer, and they said it had only 1 or 2mm of pad material left, and would replace both rotors and pads for $850. Thanks, but no thanks.

I purchased the rotors/pads from RockAuto, and did the job myself. The noises are now gone, and the dealer was correct, the pads were low, the brake wear indicator was rubbing the rotor making the annoying noise.

I personally would replace both, the rotors and pads at the same time, but maybe others can chime into whether the rotors would still be good depending on the mileage.
Thanks for the advice @osc247, I just bought R1 ceramic brake pads together with the rotors and have them installed by the mechanic of my father.
 

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It depends. Just look at the rotors. Do they look fucked up and/or thin? (less than 20mm I believe on mine) yeet them. It really depends on how fast your pad is wearing. I've thrown pads on sometimes and both sometimes. If you're doing the rotors tho, it always make sense to do pads.
Thanks for the advice @sharky896, I just bought R1 ceramic brake pads together with the rotors and have them installed by the mechanic of my father.
 
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