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When Do You Need a Brake Rotor Replacement?

When Do You Need a Brake Rotor Replacement?

Brakes are perhaps the most integral components of your vehicle. They keep you, your car, passengers, and other road users safe by allowing you to stop in a blink of an eye. So, if you experience trouble stopping your car in a dime, it might be time to replace your brake pads and rotors. Brake rotors are among the most critical and durable components of the braking system. They are strong, round metal wheels located inside your car tire and attached to the entire system. The brake calipers squeeze the rotors creating massive friction that ultimately brings your car to a quick stop. Well, with continuous use and the incredible friction involved, the rotors are bound to wear out. As a rule of thumb, you should have your brake rotors replaced every 50,000 to 70,000 miles and 10,000 to 20,000 miles for the brake pads to keep your braking system in perfect condition. Factors Affecting Brake Rotor Wear The type of brake rotor Your driving style and conditions The quality of your brake p ... read more

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