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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 donut being squished between your thumb and index finger. Rotors take a lot of abuse, therefore you need to make sure to replace them when they exhibit signs of wear.

How do you tell when brake discs need replacing? There will typically be vibration when performing moderate to high speed braking – vibration at lower speeds means the damage is more advanced, while vibration only when high-speed braking indicates less severe warping.

There are three main types of brake rotors:

  • Conventional: These are typically solid iron, and are suitable for most normal, everyday consumer applications.

  • Drilled: These rotors have holes drilled clean through them in order to diffuse heat. These are best for towing, as well as performance-related applications. Drilled discs aren’t ideal for off-roading, however, due to the tendency of mud to clog the holes.

  • Slotted: These brake discs have grooves – or channels – that allow for some heat dissipation as well as serve to keep the brake pads cleaner. The grooves do not go all the way through the metal. Slotted rotors are typically good for most of the same purposes as drilled.

When you are ready to invest in some new brake rotors keep a few things in mind make sure you’re getting the best quality for your money:

  • Go with a trusted name: Brakes are one area of your car where you shouldn’t seek a big bargain on parts.

  • Buy carbon ceramic composite (if you can afford them): The higher the carbon content, the more enduring the part and the better the performance.

  • Pay close attention to the warranty: Brake rotor warranties tend to be very limited and extremely specific. They only allow replacement under certain conditions, normally defects. A few high-end performance brake companies do provide a lifetime warranty so you must decide on a balance between price and guarantee.

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Mazyar

6 years of experience
121 reviews
Mazyar
6 years of experience
Chevrolet Camaro - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Front) - Lawrenceville, Georgia
Fantastic Mechanic...even inspirational! Mazyars provided more information about my car and maintenance than I would have received by the Mechanics at the Chevrolet dealership. I would definitely hire him again.
Ford Fusion - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Front, Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
Mazyar did it again! Fixed it in a timely manner, was very nice and honest! I can trust him with my car and depend on him that he will get it done right! Would recommend ‘Your Mechanic’ because of him!

Dominic

10 years of experience
15 reviews
Dominic
10 years of experience
Honda Element - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Rear) - Raymore, Missouri
This was my first time using YourMechanic; the idea of an UBER-like car maintenance service was certainly intriguing. They were certainly less expensive than the chain stores in town (by more than 35%), but most impressive was the ability to schedule in the evenings. Dominic's efficiency exceeded my expectations (completed within an hour). That said, I've already booked an appointment with Dominic (two days later) to have him complete my front rotors/pads as well. Highly recommended!
Honda Element - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Front) - Raymore, Missouri
Dominic arrived right on schedule and replaced the front brake rotors and pads in under an hour. He will certainly be my first call for any future car maintenance. Highly recommended.

Peter

23 years of experience
231 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Chrysler 300 - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Front) - Burbank, California
Peter was super polite and did exactly what was quoted. Recommended some services but never pushed something I didn’t need. He finished up the job way quicker than anticipated. Definitely will use this service again!

Angel

15 years of experience
69 reviews
Angel
15 years of experience
Infiniti QX70 - Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement (Front) - Miami, Florida
I just want to say angel is a professional when it came to servicing my car. The weather was bad he came back the next day as he promised I recommend angel to all my friends. Thank for the best brake an rotor job.

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