What are Brake Rotors?
Every vehicle has a braking system that allows it to slow down and stop. At the heart of this system are rotors, also known as brake discs. These rotors offer the surface necessary for the brake pads to clamp down on. Also while providing the friction and resistance needed to stop the wheels from rotating. Most modern vehicles have traditional rotor-and-pad brake system designs which rely on a master cylinder, brake fluid, and calipers. All of these parts clamp the pads and rotors together to create friction and resistance which ultimately brings your vehicle to a stop.
Symptoms of Bad Brake Rotors
At peak performance, brake rotors offer the brake pads a perfectly flat surface to create maximum stopping power. However, rotors can start to crack, groove, or warp over time. This is due to the intensity of their job. Minor wear can be fixed through restoration or resurfacing service. This service saves you money in rotor replacement and long-term operating costs.The best way of knowing t if your brake rotors can be resurfaced or need replacement is from a thorough inspection by an expert technician.
There are several common symptoms that anyone can monitor to know if there is a brake rotor problem. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with a brake rotor problem, it is time to schedule service at Travers Premier Auto & Tire. Here is a list of the most common warning signs associated with bad brake rotors:
- Appearance – although this is best left to professionals with training, if you can see any cracks, grooves, or physical defects on the rotors, they need resurfacing at least.
- Noises – Listen for strange noises during braking. Squealing, squeaking, or grinding are all signals that there is a brake rotor problem.
- Braking Performance – When pressing on the brake pedal, you feel a vibration or shimmy, it is likely that the rotors have become warped or twisted. Disfigured rotors will very likely be the outcome if you’ve heard strange noises but have left those noises unattended.
Car Brake Service in St. Louis
Correcting any of these symptoms is convenient and hassle-free at Travers Premier Auto Service. You can easily reach us at one of our two St. Louis locations – 1680 N New Florissant Rd, Florissant, MO 63033 or 1100 W Terra Ln, O’Fallon, MO 63366.