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What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

When you press your vehicle's brake pedal, several components start working together to bring your car to a stop. One of them is the brake rotor. Every wheel has one rotor mounted to it, and they spin together. When braking, your rotors are slowed down by making contact with the brake pads. Just like all other parts in your vehicle, rotors are prone to damage. While a fully broken one is very uncommon, it can be bent. There are a couple of causes that can result in warped rotors, and here you will find some of them. Overheating And Hard Braking When the calipers are activated, the brake pads clamp down on the rotors, slowing down the wheels. This results in a lot of friction and heat. If they overheat, the metal starts to warp and bend. Even the slightest change in shape is permanent and unfixable. Other causes of excessive heat are hard braking and stop-and-go traffic. Not Implementing Cleaning Habits While it is not on the top of our maintenance list, proper brake syste ... read more

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