Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: The rims become warm

asked by on

I had both front and rear brake rotors and pads replaced several months ago at the dealership. Now, if I drive for more than 45 minutes, I can notice that the rims become warm. This includes both rear and front ones. Does this usually happen or is it an indication that something is wrong?

A: Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 201...

Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2010 Infiniti EX35. It is common for them to become warm as long as they are not extremely hot. If they are hot, then something is hanging up and needs to be adjusted or repaired. If the problem is getting worse, I would take the vehicle back to where you got the repairs and have them double check the work. If you would rather get a second opinion on this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to inspect your brake system and let you know if there are any needed adjustments.

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!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Advice on buying brake pads and rotors for a '95 Mustang DT

Yes go ahead, but realize that you are using the top of the line Akebono. You can use the cheapest rotors out there and they won't make any noise because those pads are such good pads. If you would like...

Q: After I have driven awhile (basically not the first few times that I apply the brake) I hear a grinding souund

You may be hearing just the brake pad noise that is the material in the pads grinding on the rotor. This is normal for most metallic pads. The pad material is made with small metal fibers mixed in with the...

Q: Headlights replacement

Hello. In order to properly replace the headlights, the front bumper must be removed. Several of the bolts are hidden behind the bumper, so in order to fully remove it, this must be removed also. If you want to have...

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...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...