Part of replacing your own brakes is the satisfaction of doing the whole thing yourself; unless of course, the rotors need turning. If you do not have your own brake lathe, you are stuck having to take the car to someone who has the right tools. Lathes operate either manually or electronically, and each cuts small grooves into the surface of the brake rotor. Those small grooves give the rotor the surface area it needs to grab onto the brake pads and stop effectively. After serious usage, those grooves wear smooth and need to be recut so that the brakes operate properly. To make life even easier and to save space in your home garage, consider an on-car brake lathe. With this type of equipment, you do not even have to remove the rotor from the car. The lathe fits onto the rotor while it is still mounted. Using name brands, such as a Snap-on brake lathe, ensures that even if you are not a professional mechanic, you have tools that the professionals use. Whichever type of brake lathe you hope to add to your garage, the top-rated sellers on eBay have just what you need to make your next brake job the easiest one you have ever tackled.
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