Cross Drilled Rotor Blogs

  1. WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF MY ROTORS ARE WARPED?

    Is your brake pedal or steering wheel wobbling when you brake, especially on the highway? You might have warped rotors. Your rotors are those round discs you might be able to see through the spaces in your rim. When you hit the brake, the brake pads clamp the rotor to bring your vehicle to a stop. Rotors are supposed to be flat...
  2. Porsche Is Tired Of People Complaining About Brake Squeal So It Made This Video

    Brake squeal: Nobody likes it. That high-pitched sound burrows into your brain stem, making you seriously consider crashing into the stopped car ahead rather than stepping on the brakes again. But it's not always a sign that something is wrong, as Porsche would like politely remind everyone with a new video dispelling a few myths on the automotive world's least favorite noise...
  3. Why are my Audi brakes squeaking? Causes, Solutions, Next Steps

    Are there mice in my brakes?! They keep squeaking! It can be embarrassing to drive up to a stop sign only to announce your brief stop with a wail or high pitched squeaking and screeching. Audi vehicles are far too elegant to announce their arrival with squealing brakes. There are several possible reasons for this annoying problem: Are your new...
  4. Do I have to replace the rotors when I’m getting new brake pads?

    John Paul, AAA Northeast's Car Doctor, answers a question from a reader confused by a costlier-than-expected brake job.  Q. I recently had my 2006 Honda Accord’s front brakes repaired at my local repair shop. I thought I just needed pads but was told that I needed pads and rotors. They told me that with the new type of brake pads, the...
  5. US Consumers Bought Lots of Cars in 2018 but May Hit the Brakes in 2019

    All told, U.S. consumers bought 1.64 million new cars and light trucks in December, making the month the second-best for sales for the entire year. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of sales climbed to 17.72 million, its highest level of the year. Actual sales in 2018 totaled 17.33 million new cars and light trucks, the fourth-highest annual level ever...
  6. Automotive Brake Systems Market Technology Growth and Enhancement 2019

    Automotive Brake Systems Market Technology Growth and Enhancement 2019 BY TANMAY HALAYE ON JANUARY 10, 2019 Global Automotive Brake Systems Market Size, Status and Forecast 2025 The report provides a unique tool for evaluating the Market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive environment, up-to-date marketing information is essential to...
  7. Brake failure and fire risks – the latest safety recalls from major car brands

    Car makers BMW, Vauxhall, Seat, Volkswagen and Toyota are among several brands to have recalled vehicles over safety concerns in the last month. Major potential issues included nearly 40,000 Vauxhalls whose brakes could stop working properly and more than 165,000 BMWs that face a potential fire risk.    Vehicle recalls are common in the automotive industry and are generally a...
  8. Carmakers Pump The Brakes On Driverless Technology

    Many carmakers have softened their stances on driverless technology because they’re not sure if the tech is quite ready for the mainstream. Financial Times reported that the mood about driverless cars has been noticeably different at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and that some companies that had previously touted the technology seem less eager to make the transition. For...
  9. Toyota Supra is a samurai with the heart of a BMW

    5th-gen model's inline-6 from German automaker SODEGAURA, Japan — What makes a Toyota Supra a Toyota Supra? Ask the legendary car's chief engineer, and he will say it has more to do with the type of engine than who actually makes it. That's the main reason Japan's biggest automaker decided to put a German-designed powerplant from BMW instead of one...
  10. Brembo exec explains why being small helps in fast-changing industry

    Matteo Matteo Tiraboschi: "As the smaller company, we are quicker and more focused." Few suppliers have been able to constantly grow their business like Brembo. In the first half of 2018, the Italian brake specialist posted revenue of 1.34 billion euros ($1.5 billion), up 6.1 percent from the same period in 2017, and increased net profit 2.5 percent to 140...