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What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors are components in a vehicle that help the wheels brake properly when the brake pads push on them. Brake rotors can last a long time, but eventually, they can wear out. If a brake rotor warps, it's time to replace them. Let's look at what can cause brake rotors to warp. Jittering While driving, you are expecting a smooth ride. That also means when you brake, you do not want to feel you are on an uncontrollable massage chair. If the brake rotor is wearing out or completely done, you will experience jittering as you slow down and brake. Wear and Tear This is the most common reason brake rotors end up warping. No matter how gentle you are on the brakes, the rotors will eventually wear down. If you are extra heavy on the brakes, the rotors will end up warping faster. Glazed with Material Highway driving or driving at higher speeds often means generating a lot of heat between the tires and the brakes. With slowing ... read more

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