Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brake rotors keep getting warped - 2010 Land Rover LR4

asked by on

I drive the car mostly on the highway and usually at approximately 65 mph. The brake rotors on the car got warped so I had the brakes, rotors and brake pads replaced. I always apply the brakes easy and properly. However, after around 1,000 miles after the repair, the brake rotors got warped again. What is causing this?

Brake rotor warpage occurs when there is too much heat created during braking operations and then the heat is not dissipated quickly enough. Heat is generally removed from the brakes via ductwork directing air over the brakes, slots in the wheels, and the brake discs that are also vented. Many times, changes in wheels or driving habits will cause heat buildup in the braking system. If this is the case, you may want to consider rotors that are either drilled, slotted or both to help handle the heat demands on you braking system.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Brake rotors keep getting warped - 2010 Land Rover LR4

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Knock sound while braking

Hello. A knocking sound when braking is most likely from the brake pads moving inside the caliper bracket and the rotors having a warped surface causing the pad movement. The pads may be aftermarket and not fit tight enough in...

Q: Electronics not working after leak

Depending on the severity of the leak that your vehicle had can help determine how much damage occurred from the leak. If any of the wiring was exposed to the water from the leak it could have caused corrosion or...

Q: 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.

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...