The brake rotors are those round discs attached to your wheels. They're part of your vehicle's brake system, and an important one at that. You see, your brake calipers clamp down on them, with brake pads cushioning the contact. The friction that results from this slows, and eventually stops, your vehicle. Your rotors also help get rid of the heat that is generated by the braking process.
Eventually, your rotors can go bad due to the extreme heat and pressure created during the act of braking. That's not good, since the brake pads can no longer make consistent contact with warped rotors. Without that reliable contact, you can't trust in your stopping ability.
How to Spot Bad Brake Rotors
If you notice any of these signs, check your rotors for warping or damage:
- A vibrating brake pedal
- Noisy brakes
- Obvious surface damage
If you aren't experiencing any of these symptoms, check your owner's manual to determine your recommended maintenance schedule. When it’s time to replace your old brake rotors, make sure to do so in pairs to keep your vehicle braking consistently. You'll also want to replace them with the best parts for your vehicle. Those are always the genuine OEM parts that are guaranteed to be compatible with your model. Find them in our online auto parts catalog, along with any other brake components you may need. Buy today and we'll ship your order right to your front door!
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