Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Choose rotor for bigger wheel

asked by on

Hi. I am increasing the wheel size by plus one, from 17" to 18", and I am looking for rotors that work well with them. How can I select the right ones that fit my new wheels or can I use the ones that I am using right now for the new wheels?

My car has 123700 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

When you install wheels that are larger than factory, there should be no need to change the brake rotor size. As long as the wheels you are putting on are designed to fit your vehicle, the rotors should work just fine. If you were to go to a smaller wheel, clearance may be an issue, but not larger. If you decided to go with a larger rotor later on, for better braking performance, it would require the use of a rotor and caliper design that would use a longer caliper mount, that would move the caliper further away from the center point of the hub in order to clear the larger rotors. If you need further assistance with diagnosing and/or repairing your vehicle, consult a certified mechanic, like the mobile mechanics at YourMechanic.com.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Choose rotor for bigger wheel

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: Hey my 2004 accord v6 automatic just started slipping yesterday never before and when it's in drive it re

It is possible that this could be an electrical issue such as a shift solenoid problem. Many transmissions on newer vehicles are equipped with electronic shift solenoids that can sometimes go bad. I would recommend having a transmission inspected by...

Q: Using E-15 fuel in my car do I need to use regular unleaded fuel maybe once in awhile or is it safe to continue to use the E-15?

E-15 is shorthand for gasoline blended with 15% Ethanol which is a fairly corrosive material which can cause damage to rubber parts and other critical parts over time. Ethanol also attracts and bonds with water from the air, and that...

Q: Engine noise when cranking. P0011 and P0021 codes

Hi there. The P0011 OBD-II error code indicates that you have an over advanced timing issue, which might be the reason why your engine stumbles for a brief moment when it's cold and first starts. Ignition timing is typically monitored...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.