So I picked up my new 2012 JK Altitude yesterday (officially ranking as one of the happiest days of my life to date haha). It was kinda hard to get a really good look at everything with the snow and what not on parts of it. Today I noticed that my brake rotors, especially the front have some rust on them. It's a pretty fair amount too. I know that some rust is bound to happen on the rotors, especially here in Canada but I guess my question is, should this have been something the dealer took care of? From what I've read online, most new cars will have some rust on the rotors from sitting on the lot, so apparently it's normal..
I just wanted to get some opinions on whether or not it's normal when buying a new car for there to be some rust on the brakes, and if I should just accept that as part of nature, or if this is not acceptable when buying a new car, and that the dealer should have had the rust removed before I picked it up. Thanks for any input.
Cool, thanks for all the replies. No, it's not my first vehicle but it is my first vehicle with disc brakes all around and even aluminum wheels that I can see through to the brakes! I figured the braking action itself would take care of surface rust where the pad makes contact, but I guess I was more worried about the parts of the rotor where the pad doesn't make contact, such as the top. But, sounds like it's all normal and now I won't feel like a tool for calling the dealer and telling them that they should've replaced my brakes!
Park in the wet, come out to your vehicle six hours later, and you'll find rust. Perfectly fine. I've had cars sit for weeks without driving them, then go out and with the first application of the brakes, nice 'n shiny again.