What are Brake Rotors?
One of the three main parts of a vehicle's brakes (along with brake pads and brake calipers). More specifically, they're the discs in disc brakes (as opposed to drum brakes), and they attach to wheel hubs via ribs.
What Do Brake Rotors Do?
They fasten to the pads, which you'll find on top of the calipers, creating the friction required to slow and stop a vehicle. Also, they help rid the brakes of excess heat, produced as part of the process.
What Types of Brake Rotors are There?
There are four: blank & smooth, slotted, drilled, and drilled & slotted.
Blank & Smooth
Also called smooth for short, many cars use these, as they're made for the everyday drive. They're relatively easy on brake pads, resistant to cracking and corrosion, and pretty affordable.
Many SUVs, for instance, use these. This is because they're designed to both improve airflow and more effectively channel dust and debris away.
Otherwise referred to as cross-drilled, these are ideal for both the track and towing applications. That's because they're much better at dissipating heat and more reliable than average in wet weather.
Drilled & Slotted
Some sports cars and other performance vehicles use these, as they bring together many of the best features of both slotted and drilled rotors.
When Should You Replace Brake Rotors?
At 112,000-kilometer intervals, approximately. Otherwise, when you see the signs that they're either failing or bad: rotor surface damage and wobbling and unusual noises when braking. If you see them, inspect your brake rotors and change whichever are problematic. Do it in pairs to keep the ride you love braking properly.
Why Buy Genuine OEM Brake Rotors?
They're designed and built compatible with what you drive, guaranteed.
Where Can I Order Replacement Brake Rotors?
At our auto parts store. You can take care of it all online. Just browse our catalog by make, model, and model year to find what fits more easily. Buy now, and we'll ship ASAP, directly to your door.
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