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Monthly Archives: September 2021

How Do Brake Rotors Become Warped?

How Do Brake Rotors Become Warped?

Brake rotors are a vital piece of your braking system because they play the role of stopping your wheels from spinning when the brake pads press on them. Brake rotors are intended to resist high temperatures during the process of braking. However, the rotors need to diffuse the heat quickly so that you can press down on the brake pads again just in case you need to. Because of this intense heat, the covering of the brake rotors can get distorted over time. You'll know they're warped whenever you experience a jitteriness whenever you apply your brakes.   Brake rotor warping isn't as bad as it insinuates. Warping simply means that your rotors are uneven. Brake rotors can get distorted for several reasons:  The brake rotors can experience glazing from substances on the brake pads. The glazing can happen when the brake pads get exposed to excessive heat, which causes the material on the brake pad to wear off. Consequently, the brake rotor surface will become bumpy ... read more

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