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What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors are large circular disks connected behind each wheel of your vehicle. They bring the wheels to a stop every time the vehicle's brake calipers clamp down on them. For effective braking, rotors are designed to quickly dissipate the heat generated from your brake pads. When new, they are smooth and even facilitating smooth braking results. Continuous grinding of the pads against the rotors subjects them to wear and tear. Eventually, they become warped, losing their evenly smooth surface. Besides, the high amount of heat build-up allows the wearing off of the rotor surface by the brake pad generating rough patches and an uneven metal density. Can Sudden Breaking Cause Brake Rotors to Warp? Sometimes when you are driving around, you might have to suddenly break from a high speed. Unfortunately, the resultant friction can generate too much heat, which might cause the rotors to warp. Similarly, when driving down a hill, you might have to overuse your brakes, pressing them ... read more

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