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What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors are an essential component of your vehicle's braking system, and over time, they can become warped or damaged. While brake rotors can be repaired in some cases, it is often necessary to replace them. What are brake rotors? Brake rotors are the large metal discs that your vehicle's brake pads clamp down on to stop the wheels from turning. Over time, the constant friction from the brake pads can cause the rotors to warp or become damaged. What causes brake rotors to warp? There are several factors that can contribute to warped brake rotors, including: 1. Excessive heat: When brakes are used excessively or for too long, they can get extremely hot. This can cause the brake rotors to warp. 2. Incorrect installation: If brake rotors are not installed correctly, they can become warped. 3. Improper maintenance: Brake rotors need to be cleaned and inspected regularly to prevent warping. How can I tell if my brake rotors are warped? There are several signs that you ... read more

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