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

Answer 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.

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What Happens When a Brake Rotor Breaks?

Modern disc brakes are very effective and reliable. From time to time, a brake rotor can break, creating an immediate threat to motoring safety. A broken rotor must be replaced as soon as possible ... Read More »

The Effect of Brake Rotor Crossdrilling on Brake Cooling?

When it comes to a vehicle's performance, its ability to stop is just as important as surefooted handling and decent power. The rotors are round, disc-shaped components of the braking system. When ... Read More »

How to Fix Brake Rotor Grooves?

Brake rotor grooves are the result of dirt and debris trapped between the brake pads and the discs. Grooves can also be caused by brake pads that are worn down to the metal backing pads. If your ro... Read More »

Brake Rotor Damage?

Disc brake rotors are exposed to the elements and must also withstand the extreme forces and temperatures generated during braking. As a result, they are susceptible to damage.