Brake rotors are a critical component of the braking system. They are responsible for bringing your vehicle to a safe and complete stop. The brake pads clamp down on the brake rotors (or discs) - in order to stop the wheels from turning. You might be surprised to learn that the brake rotors are just as important as the brake pads when it comes to effectively stopping the vehicle. Just like brake pads, brake rotors don't last forever. Because the rotors also wear every time the brakes are applied, brake rotors should be replaced or resurfaced when they are warped or worn out.
Come to The Car Doctor in Falls Church, where our technicians will measure the thickness of the rotors while servicing your brakes. Worn-out rotors might not have enough metal left for safe braking. Worn rotors lose the ability to absorb and dissipate heat which can compromise their overall strength, increasing the risk of cracking and/or failure. A warped or damaged brake rotor may contribute to premature brake pad wear and lead to more frequent brake pad replacement as well as an increased cost of repair.