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Signs Of Bad Rotors: How To Tell When You Need New Ones

Signs Of Bad Rotors: How To Tell When You Need New Ones

If any part of the braking system is not functioning properly, it can have serious consequences. One of the most critical components is the brake rotor. They are large metal discs that the brake pads clamp down on in order to slow down or stop the car. Over time, brake rotors can become worn or damaged, or if maintained improperly, they can get bent and warped. If you want to avoid problems down the line, you should know a couple of warning signs they give off. Continue reading to find out exactly that. Vibration When Braking If you feel a vibration through the steering wheel or brake pedal when you use the brakes, it could be a sign that your brake rotors are warped or worn out. This can cause you to lose control of the vehicle if ignored, so make sure you check it out ASAP. Squeaking Or Squealing While some noise is normal when the brakes are engaging with the rotor, excessive or persistent squeaking or squealing can be a sign of bad rotors. This ... read more

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