Cross Drilled Rotor Blogs

  1. CHOOSING THE RIGHT BRAKE PAD

    Choosing the correct brake pad starts with an honest assessment of the driver's typical driving conditions.  For example, if the vehicle is driven 80 percent in highway and 20 percent sporty and zero percent on the track, then an Alcon "street" pad will likely offer the best combination of stopping performance, low dust and low noise. If the vehicle is...
  2. UNDERSTANDING BRAKE PAD WEAR PATTERNS

    Understanding your brake pad wear patters is important to diagnosing the general condition of your brake system.  This guide can help you identify common issues. Inboard or Outboard side uneven wear One pad has significantly less friction material than the other pad. This happens when the caliper piston is not returning to the rest position due to a worn seal...
  3. THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT WARPED BRAKE ROTORS...

    The typical situation: New pads are fitted to a new pair of brake discs. A week later there’s a vibration or “judder” when the brakes are applied. A call to a mechanically inclined friend and an online search offers the diagnosis—the brake rotors are warped. Feeling some shudder in the steering wheel when applying the brakes? Conventional wisdom says that...
  4. Why Do Brake Rotors Warp?

    Brake rotors are the large metal discs visible behind the wheels of a car. These spin along with the wheels so that when the brake pads clamp down on them, they stop the car. Brake discs have to withstand a tremendous amount of heat. Not only that, they have to dissipate that heat into the air as quickly as possible because...
  5. Warped Rotors: Why Does My Car Shake When I Hit the Brakes?

    Warped Rotors and Brake Vibration If you're wondering why your car shakes when you hit your brakes, you more than likely have one or more warped rotors behind your wheels. What Is a Rotor? A rotor is the round piece of steel pictured below that your brake pads grab hold of when you hit the brakes. Depending on your hubcaps...
  6. Stop the ‘Warped’ Rotors Myth and Service Brakes the Right Way

    Myths take hold ­because either A) they seem completely logical or B) they are so often repeated that they just become common knowledge. The warped rotor myth is a little bit of both. A rotor that contributed to a pulsation condition certainly appears “warped.” Plus, everyone says it — even technicians that know the rotor isn’t ­really warped will say...
  7. How to Prevent Brake Rotor Warping

    Brakes are an important part of any vehicle, car or motorcycle, and it is essential to have every component of the brakes in top working order to ensure your safety and that of your passengers. Sometimes, brake rotors can warp, causing a throbbing or pulsing sensation when you apply the car brakes and while coming to a stop. Brake rotors warp as a...
  8. 5 Car Repairs You Can't Afford to Skip

      No matter what strange noise your car is making, it almost always turns into the ca-ching of your mechanic's cash register gobbling up your cash. Because car repairs are expensive, it's tempting to let them slide. But putting off or skipping certain repairs can be a costly and even dangerous game. Here are five car repairs you might be...
  9. Is it Safe to Drive With Warped Rotors?

    The rotors are part of the disc brakes that allow your vehicle to stop once the vehicle is in motion. If the rotors are warped, your vehicle may not be able to stop properly in an emergency situation. This can be dangerous if you need to stop to avoid a car accident, pedestrian, or another driving situation. As soon as...
  10. Part One: Rotors Don't Warp

    Brake rotors do not warp from heat, even when driven by the most aggressive traf­fic officer. Instead, they wear unevenly. This uneven wear is caused by the brake pads themselves as they intermittently touch an out-of-true rotor. The root cause of the uneven wear is one of two things: either the rotor was installed out-of-true with the hub, or the...

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