Help me help my Honda.
July 28, 2011 8:56 AM Subscribe
Just had to replace the rotors on my Honda Accord. Again. Help.
posted by googly to Travel & Transportation (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My 2004 Honda Accord with 65K miles has needed its rotors replaced 3 times in 7 years. I understand that this is likely due to lack of use, especially during the winter. We live in Montreal, which has very long and snowy winters, and we do not use the car very much (note the low mileage), but we drive it at least once a week during the winter and often more than that. It certainly doesn't sit in a snowbank for months on end. Yet approximately every other year I need to have all the rotors replaced, and they always look like they've been sitting out in the rain for ten years. Is this normal? Am I being suckered by various mechanics? Short of getting a job with a 20-mile commute, is there anything I can do to prevent this?