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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 order for the braking system to work. The rotors are the discs of metal that mount behind the wheels of the car. When the brake pedal is pressed down, the calipers will push down on the pads, which will then use the rotors as the resistance needed to stop the vehicle. The rotors on the vehicle are only used when the brake pedal is pushed down.

Due to the amount of use that the brake rotors get, they will have to be replaced over time. The brake rotors on a car usually last anywhere between 50,000 and 70,000 miles. The constant friction of the brake pads can create a lot of heat. If the rotors are really hot and then water from a puddle is thrown on them, it can cause them to warp. The only way to fix a warped rotor is by getting it replaced. Usually, there will be a variety of signs that you may notice when there are issues with your braking system.

Since the brake rotors play such a large role in the overall braking power the car has, it will be very noticeable when there is an issue with them. Usually, the professionals that are hired to fix the braking issues you are experiencing will measure the thickness of the rotors. In some instances, the rotors can be turned to remove the wear spots that they have if they are not too worn out. Here are some of the things that you may notice when your brake rotors are in need of replacement:

  • Noticeable squealing or roaring noises when trying to stop the car
  • A vibration when trying to bring the car to a stop
  • Noticeable scratches or spots on the rotors
  • Grooves worn into the rotors
  • The car pulls to one side when trying to brake

Getting the issues with the brake rotors on your car fixed quickly will help to reduce the amount of damage that they do.


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Zachery

6 years of experience
10 reviews
Zachery
6 years of experience
Hyundai Elantra - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Rear) - Columbus, Ohio
Great mechanic with a good attitude. Explained everything as he was going along and wouldn’t let me make a bad decision with what my car needed. Went out of his way to get my job done.
Nissan Xterra - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Rear) - Grove City, Ohio
Zach was very knowledgeable, he knows what he's doing, finished the job in a timely manner. I would recommend him 100%. Good job Zach!!! And thanks so much...

Todd

24 years of experience
95 reviews
Todd
24 years of experience
Hyundai Veloster - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Front) - Williamsburg, Virginia
Superb service from a genuine, hard-working professional; definitely a competent and moral man who takes pride in his work and ranks among the most experienced, reasonable, and understanding mechanics I've ever had the pleasure to interact with. Highly recommended!
BMW 535i - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Front, Rear) - Yorktown, Virginia
Excellent service and kept me informed at all times. Ensured i got the correct and high quality parts for my car. Will definitely use Todd and Your Mechanic again.

Andrew

10 years of experience
23 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Ford Ranger - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Front) - Naples, Florida
Andrew was fantastic! He was able to come to my office and repair my truck while I was working - this helped me to avoid missing anytime off work which was a huge help! He was able to fix my issues and explain everything for me. I would highly recommend him and will definitely use his services again in the future!!!

Travis

11 years of experience
309 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Subaru Forester - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Rear) - Rosemount, Minnesota
Thank you Travis for your fast, easy, honest work on my vehicle today!! The first thing you did upon arrival to my home was find me a discount coupon for $50 off my service estimate. You did only what needed to be done in record time. You not only saved me lots of money, but did things in a profession manner. I've been looking for an honest auto mechanic for my whole life and would love for you to be it!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You're the best!!!

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