When its time to have your brakes serviced you may be questioning why you need brake rotors and what exactly they are. Brake rotors are typically shiny metal discs on your vehicle that can be seen through the wheel towards the inside of the wheel well.
How do you know when brake discs are bad?
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Rotor/DiscNoisy brakes. One of the first symptoms commonly associated with bad brake rotors is noise. Vibrations from the brakes. Another symptom of bad brake rotors is excessive vibration coming from the brakes. Grooves or score marks on the rotor.4 Jan 2016
Are shiny brake rotors bad?
Bad Rotor Symptoms The outer surface of a new rotor appears shiny and smooth. As the rotor accumulates wear, its surface will become gradually more pitted and rough. This change may lead to noticeable effects when you apply your brakes.
What Colour should brake discs be?
In normal circumstances, the car brake rotors (discs) should be of silver color or gray. However, under some conditions, they can turn blue. This is a sign that theres something wrong with your brakes, and its highly advised that you take action as soon as possible.
What can go wrong with disc brakes?
Disc Brakes: Rotor Problems Overheating is the most common cause of damage to the rotors. Warped rotors make a pulsating action that can be felt through the brake pedal when engaged. The ruined rotors eventually damage other parts of the system.
Why does it feel like my brakes are grabbing?
Among the many causes of grabbing brakes are contaminated brake pads (dust, grease, fluid), misaligned calipers, loose brake mounting bolts, seized caliper pistons and/or sliding pins and damaged brake lines or rubber hoses. All of these issues are serious safety hazards.
How do I stop my brakes from glazing?
Typically, brakes glazed like this will fix themselves with 2 or 3 hard stops from highway speeds. To avoid it happening in the future, use the brakes with more authority, and avoid repeated light application of the brake pedal.
Why do my brakes pull to the right?
Worn or warped rotors: Worn or warped rotors can cause the vehicle to vibrate when the brakes are applied and in some cases the car will pull to one side when braking. Collapsed brake hose: A brake hose that has collapsed can cause calipers to move unevenly, also causing the vehicle to pull to one side when braking.