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How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

The brakes are a critical safety feature in a car. The brake rotors or discs are the metallic round plates attached to the wheel. When the pads push against the rotors, they (rotors) stop the wheel from rotating. Unfortunately, like other parts of the vehicle like tires, the rotors also wear with time, and that's when you start hearing unusual noises and vibrations from the brake-wheel assembly. The primary function of the rotors is to absorb and dissipate the immense heat produced during braking. In fact, heat is the primary cause of rotor wear and warping. It can also be caused by glazing, which occurs when the rotor material hardens and develops a smooth, shiny surface that can no longer create friction with the brake pad. While you need to have the rotors replaced because of excessive wear, it is critical to understand how long the brake rotors should last. In other words: When should you have the brake discs replaced? How Long Should Brake Rotors Last? Typically, the lifes ... read more