What is a rotor on a car?

Answer Rotors transform energy from one function to another. A car actually has two rotors. One works the brakes and the other distributes the spark. Both these devices operate in conjunction with other... Read More »

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How to Remove the Rotor in a '97 QX4?

The rotors on your Infiniti QX4 with proper brake system maintenance should last through three sets of brake pads. Damage to the rotors most often occurs from a poor brake pad replacement. Letting ... Read More »

When Do You Need a Brake Pad Vs. a Rotor?

The brake system in a vehicle utilizes brake shoes, calipers, brake pads and a rotor to stop a vehicle. All of these parts are in the brake assembly that spins on each end of the front and rear axles.

What is a brake rotor?

The rotor is one of the most important parts of a disc brake. It gives the brake pads a surface to clamp down on to stop the wheel. Disc brakes are used on cars, motorcycles and even bicycles.Histo... Read More »

How to Take Off the Distributor Cap Rotor?

Distributor caps and rotors relay the ignition spark from the distributor to the spark plugs in the proper timing to fire the engine. Most caps and rotors are past their prime at roughly 24,000 mil... Read More »