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Brakes i have a ford focus 1999 how can i tell i need new discs

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If steering wheel shakes during braking the rotors are warped and should be replaced.If the rotors have grooves from the old pads they should also be replaced.No shakeing or grooves the rotors should be fine to use again.

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