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What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors play a critcal role in your vehicle's braking system. They are the very components that physically stop your wheels when brake pressure is applied. They work with your brake pads to ensure that your vehicle can come to a full, complete stop. Yet like many other car parts, they are subject to wear and tear over time. Knowing when to get them inspected by a professional mechanic can help save your entire braking system. There are symptoms of brake rotor failure you need to watch out for. The first sign that your brake rotors are warped is when you start to notice that some parts of your brake rotors are slowly ebbing out. Some of the metal components may even become raised while other parts, such as your brake pads, start to wear thin over time. This is due to massive amounts of heat exposure that happens every time you step on the brakes. The release of heat warps your brake rotors by coating them in a glaze. This happens when the material from your brake pads wears o ... read more

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