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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Rotor/Disc
Common signs include noisy brakes, vibrations that can be felt on the pedal, and score marks on the rotor.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Distributor Rotor and Cap
Common signs include engine misfires, car not starting, the Check Engine Light coming on, and excessive or unusual engine noises.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Wheel Hub Assembly
Common signs include a roaring sound from the tires area, vibrating steering wheel, play in the tire/wheel combo, and clicking sound from the wheels.
How to Buy a Good Quality Rotor
The rotor exists to send power from your ignition coil over to your spark plugs – which make sure that your plugs ignite to start the fuel combustion process. Each time it goes...
Is it Safe to Drive With Warped Rotors?
The rotors are part of the disc brakes that allow your vehicle to stop once the vehicle is in motion. If the rotors are warped, your vehicle may not be able to...
How Long Does a Brake Rotor/Disc Last?
Bringing your car to a stop is a vital part of staying safe while behind the wheel. Most car owners fail to realize just how many components have to work together in...
How Long Does a Distributor Rotor and Cap Last?
The distributor rotor and cap pass voltage from ignition coils into the engine’s cylinders. From here, the air/fuel mixture is ignited and powers the engine. The coil connects to the...
How to Install New Rotors
A brake rotor is one of the key components to helping bring your car to a stop. The brake pads squeeze together against the rotor, which spins with the wheel, to...
How to Replace a Distributor Rotor and Cap
Distributor caps and rotors keep the distributor clean and separate from the engine. Distributor caps may need to be replaced if the car won't start.
Top 10 Brake System Issues Every Car Owner Needs To Know
Every driver should know how to check for problems with car brakes. Warped rotors, leaky brake hoses, and squeaky brakes are among the most common.
What Are Brake Pads Made of?
Brake pads are an essential component of the braking system of your car. Every time you press the brake pedal, this force translates by way of a hydraulic system to...
Why Do Brake Rotors Warp?
Brake rotors are the large metal discs visible behind the wheels of a car. These spin along with the wheels so that when the brake pads clamp down on them, they stop the car....
How to Buy Good Quality Brake Rotors
Also known as brake discs, rotors are the component of your braking system that get squeezed between the calipers/pads in order to stop the wheels from turning. Think of a big metal...
How to Buy a Good Quality Distributor Rotor and Cap
When your distributor cap or rotor goes bad you could be left stranded and unable to start your vehicle. The rotor is a whirling dervish of power distribution, transferring energy from the ignition...

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Does my car need new brake pads and rotors?
Hi there: In most instances, if the brake pads have not fully worn out, the rotors will not suffer scarring or pitting which typically means the rotors need to be surfaced or replaced. However, it really depends on the damage...
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car shakes when put on brakes. is that rosters or pads? gonna need to get it fixed regardless
Vibration and/or shaking on application of the brakes is often due to faulty rotors (warped, or irregularly worn). If the rotors are replaced, of course the brake pads will have to be replaced as well. The recommended services to request...
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When replacing rear brake pads on 2012 nissan rogue is it necessary to replace rotors at the same time?
Whenever brake pads are replaced the brake rotors must be resurfaced on a brake lathe or replaced outright. Putting new pads on a worn rotor is a guarantee that the new pads will wear irregularly, you will have vibration, and...
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Braking
This may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...
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I was told that I need to replace the front disc brake pads and rotors. Quote price for this is $665. Is this fair?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the front rotors and brake pads. This is for a comparison in another offered quote.
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Replace Brake Pads with Brake Rotors?
It is recommended t replace pads with the new rotors. The old rotors would of put grooves in the pads and caused them to not be flat anymore. If you decide to use the existing pads then you should sand...
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My 2008 E350 with AMG sports package and 80.000 miles indicates that the brake pads are near their end...
Hi there. When it comes to replacing the brakes on your vehicle, it is best to use what the vehicle originally came with. I recommend replacing the brake pads with the OEM specified pads from the manufacture. Aftermarket brake pads...
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Brakes squealing
This circumstance is not unusual and I suspect is often related to the use of non-OEM rotors and brake pads and also the failure to re-apply factory specified shims and/or appropriate anti-squeal compounds and lubricants. Unfortunately, once non-OEM parts and...
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Front rotors replaced
New brake rotors are typically $50 to $100 each depending on quality. OEM rotors are recommended and they are typically $75 to $100 each from the dealer. If a used rotor is in good enough condition to be turned, prices...
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brakes replaced
The cost will depend on several factors including whether your existing rotors can be turned (re-surfaced) or must be replaced, whether you want BMW, OEM (genuine) friction material or aftermarket (OEM is highly preferred), and whether you desire that both...
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GRINDING NOISE WHILE BRAKING
This may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...
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Brakes, rotors, or something else?
This may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...
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Cars shakes, like driving over invisible potholes
The vibration in the steering wheel is due to dynamic imbalance, excess radial force variation in the tires and/or faults (looseness) in the suspension that permits the residual imbalances that are normally held in check by a tight suspension to...
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Car slightly shutters when coming to an abrupt stop applying brakes hard. Failing master cylinder?
This may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...
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Rear rotors on a sienna 2013 too thin
Any time a brake rotor is resurfaced to get rid of surface grooves or warpage the cutting off of a layer of the metal is removed until a flat smooth surface is achieved. After the surface is resurfaced the rotor...
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1990 ford ranger front rotor removal
If your model has manual or automatic locking hubs, to remove the front rotors, the Mechanic has to follow the procedure for wheel bearing removal in the Factory Service Manual. If you desire to hire a certified Mechanic to perform...
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Does my car have rear disc or drum brakes?
The rear brakes on this vehicle will have rotor discs. If you suspect that you have a problem with the rear brakes then you should have a brake safety inspection done by a mechanic. One of our technicians can come...
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Warped rotors 2012 Ford Expedition
Hi there - to respond to your specific question, the answer is to use a higher temperature brake pad material (like a ceramic or carbon brake pad) - rather than a different rotor for your rather heavy vehicle. The brakes...
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when i brake on my 2008 550i bmw it sounds like a grinding noise in the rear around the middle. Do you know what it could be?.
Grinding, squealing, or other "noise" on braking is usually related to a brake pad/rotor contact problem. These surfaces "mate" when you apply the brakes and if there is scoring on the rotor, rust, dirt, irregular wear on pad or rotor,...
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Mazda 3 2010 making some noise from one of the back wheels.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to diagnose and repair the brakes or wheel hubs on the back of the vehicle.

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