Automotive Tips from Advanced Auto Pros: Rotor Problems

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Greeley.

Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less contact surface for the brake pads, leaving you with reduced braking power.

Over time and miles, rotors can also wear down below safe specifications. It is important for Greeley drivers to know that simply replacing brake pads on a wheel with a bad rotor will not solve the problem. Depending on their condition, rotors may be resurfaced or replaced.

Brake noise or a pulsation in the brake pedal are signs of potential brake problems that should be addressed right away. If you have any brake concerns, please have your friendly and professional Advanced Auto Pros tech perform a thorough inspection.

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2527 8th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631

2 thoughts on “Automotive Tips from Advanced Auto Pros: Rotor Problems

  1. Lillian Schaeffer

    This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that pulsation in the brake pedal is a sign of problems. I’ve noticed my pedal pulsating, and it’s even more noticeable when I have to slow down really fast. I’ll definitely take my car into a professional to have them see if the brake pads or rotors need to be repaired. Thanks for the great post!

  2. Bryce Drennan

    Thanks for the great article – I too, have seen this type of thing before, and it is good to know that this issue is likely the result of brake rotors or pads needing to be replaced. We too often look in the wrong places (like loose shock mounts, for instance) when this vibration or sound comes up.

    Good information- thanks again.

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