Brake Rotors, an Essential Part of Your Vehicle
Proper upkeep and maintenance of brakes is one of the most important steps to ensure a well running vehicle. A car with improperly functioning brakes is one of the greatest threats to the safety of both you as a driver, pedestrians, and other vehicle drivers. Because of this brakes should undergo regular inspection and maintenance at a trusted mechanic. Brake rotors do require less frequent maintenance; however rotors can certainly wear out, putting your safety as a driver at risk.
What is a Brake Rotor?
The brake system of any vehicle is comprised of a variety of different parts all working together to execute one of your car’s most vital tasks. Brake rotors are a metallic disk attached to your car’s wheel. When the brake pedal is pressed down your brake pads latch onto the brake rotor ultimately slowing then stopping the motion of your car’s wheel.
What Causes Brake Rotors to Need to be Replaced?
Damage to brake rotors typically occurs when drivers neglect the servicing of vehicle brake pads. This causes the metal of the worn break pad to grind against the metal of the break rotor causing cumulative damage to the rotor that eventually causes the rotor to need replacing.
Symptoms of Brakes that Require Servicing
Keeping brakes well maintained by regularly servicing them is an important part of vehicle upkeep. However, brakes can start to have problems prematurely and as such there are important signs that your brakes need inspection.
- Your brake warning light is on
- Grinding or squealing noises when brakes are applied
- Strong burnt smell
- Change in the speed at which your vehicle comes to a stop
- Vibrations when braking
- Visible signs of rotor damage
These signs warrant immediate attention at your local trusted mechanic. Brake rotors do not usually cause such issues but frequently become damaged alongside these symptoms.
Care and Maintenance of Brake Rotors
Regular inspection and maintenance is the most reliable way to ensure your brake rotors and brake system are functioning optimally. The above signs may indicate that as driver you should increase the frequency at which such inspection and maintenance is carried out.
Here at Lincoln Ave Auto, we proudly serve a diverse range of clients in Bergen County, NJ, who drive European imports such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes, MINI, Volkswagen, and Porsche. Our focus of expertise is precise in order to provide the highest quality specialized services to our clients, but we don’t charge the same high rates that nearby dealerships often do, making us one of New Jersey’s leading European automotive specialists. Brake care is one of the most important items of ongoing maintenance, and we take it seriously—your safety is of the utmost importance to us. If you’d like to have your brakes inspected or serviced, please contact us to schedule an appointment right away. Or call Tel: 973-427-4318