Brake rotor replacement is one of today's vehicles' most common maintenance needs. Many factors can contribute to brake rotor wear, including driving habits and terrain. This blog post will discuss when you need a brake rotor replacement and what signs to look out for.
Brake Rotor Basics
A brake rotor is a disc that sits inside your car's wheel. The brake pads clamp the rotor to slow or stop the vehicle. Over time, the brake pads will wear down and need to be replaced. However, the rotors can also become worn or damaged and need to be replaced.
When to Replace Your Brake Rotors
There are a few signs that you may need to replace your brake rotors.
1. If you hear a squealing noise when you apply the brakes, it could indicate that the brake pads are worn and need to be replaced. However, it could also mean that the brake rotors are warped or damaged and must be replaced.
2. If your vehicle is vibrating when you brake, it could also indicate that the brake rotors need to be replaced.
3. If it takes longer for your vehicle to stop than it used to, this could indicate that the brake rotors need to be replaced.
4. If you see visible wear or damage on the brake rotors, they will need to be replaced.
5. If you have had your brake pads replaced and they are still not working correctly, the problem likely lies with the brake rotors.
6. If you have been driving on a rough road or in an off-road environment, it is possible that the brake rotors could be damaged and need to be replaced.
7. If your vehicle has been in a front-end collision, the brake rotors may be damaged and need replacement.
8. If you notice any leaks in the braking system, it is possible that the brake rotors are damaged and need to be replaced.
If you notice any of these signs, it is essential to have your vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible. At our auto repair shop, we can inspect your brake rotors and pads to determine if they need to be replaced. We can also perform a brake rotor replacement if necessary.