What are Brake Rotors and How Do They Work?
They're integral parts of your vehicle's brake system. They press against your brake pads, helping them create the friction necessary for slowing down and stopping. Their primary job, however, is to help disperse the excess heat the process produces.
What Type of Brake Rotors are Best for My Vehicle?
That generally depends on either what type it came with or what type it's compatible with. Your options are fourfold: blank & smooth, drilled, slotted, or drilled & slotted. Most cars use the first, while many trucks and SUVs use either the second or the third. The fourth, however, is the best heatsink. No rotor lasts forever, though. Rotors can wear out from either age or hard use.
How Often Should Brake Rotors Be Changed?
Consult your vehicle's owner's manual. It'll probably tell you every 70,000 miles. However, it's also a good idea to look for signs of brake rotor problems. When a rotor starts going bad or fails, your vehicle may wobble or make unusual noises when braking. You may also notice that your rotor surfaces are damaged.
In these cases, you probably need to replace them. However, be sure to do it in pairs. That'll ensure your vehicle can continue braking evenly. You can order new brake rotors online here at our auto parts store. We sell only genuine OEM, so what you get will fit your make and model, guaranteed. Check out our catalog and buy now!
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