Brake Rotor Cutting, Resurfacing, Drum Turning
Doing your own brakes in Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville or nearby suburbs? Need your brake rotors and or drums cut, resurfaced, turned, just not sure who offers this service? Last Chance Auto Repair has you covered.
- Is your brakes creating a vibrating, shaking, pulsating feeling?
- Should you cut or re-surface your rotors/drums when doing brakes?
- Are you looking for a place near you that has a brake lathe?
Brake Rotor & Drum Resurfacing Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Chicagoland
Is your brake pedal or steering wheel wobbling, pulsating and or vibrating? Is the problem getting worse and worse? Did you know that warped rotors and or drums can decrease braking reliability, increase stopping time & cause your brakes to fail aka not be there when needed? We are the local brake expert near you and have you covered.
Thinking to yourself if you should resurface your rotors instead of replacing them just as they have started vibrating? It may or may not be safe, it will depend on the condition of your brakes. Just because we have a brake lathe doesn’t mean that we can cut every rotor that comes through or door. Not every brake disc is a prime candidate for our resurfacing service. What is the condition of my brake rotors and or drums?
Brake Lathe, Cutting, Turning In Plainfield, IL
Are your brake discs aka rotors or drums crack and groove free, with enough metal left in order to properly & safely cut, turn, resurface them? Bring them by, the local brake expert will check them out for free of charge.
A vehicles rotors & drums both have what is called a safe-operational thickness. This can be measured before the cut with a micrometer to make sure that things are even cut-able. Then after the cut, to reassure that these critical brake parts are within the safety specifications. If not, it is time for new rotors. Nonetheless, we have you covered.
Like brake pads & shoes, brake rotors & drums don’t last forever. Well, unless your talking about our lifetime warranty optional brake parts. Knowing when to turn brake rotors is important as it can save you a bit of money and ensure your car remains 100% safe to drive. Are you questioning your rotor or drum life span?
To Cut Or Not To Cut Your Rotors & Drums
Brake Lathe Service – Do you need your rotors cut? Need your drums turned? Brake rotors & drums wear every time you apply the brakes. The way they wear depends on a few different variables including the type of brake pads or drums on your vehicle, the metallurgy (hardness and or quality) of the castings, how efficiently they cool, type of driving the vehicle is subjected to, the braking style of the driver (aggressive or easy) plus exposure to moisture, road salt & other environmental factors. Hence a reason for our brake lathe service. Does your rotors and or drums need to be cut? Stop by for a free brake inspection.
If your in Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, IL, or even any of the surrounding suburbs looking for a brake shop that offers brake lathe services you found the right place. Call now or stop by.
If your rotor surface is smooth there is generally no need to have them turned. If, however, you have warping, or rough spots they should be turned, or replaced. Brake parts are designed to wear plain and simple. However brake parts can last longer and save you money if taken care of properly.
As a rule, most original equipment (OE) rotors are designed with enough thickness to go two or more pad replacements. But some cars today rotors are thinner to save on weight and cost. Consequently some rotors may be worn down to the minimum thickness specification (which is usually marked on the rotor casting) by the time the first set of brake pads are needed or in some cases even sooner. The minimum thickness spec is an important number because it is the minimum thickness that provides safe braking. As a rotor wears and becomes thinner, it has less mass. Reducing the rotor’s ability to absorb and dissipate heat. Also reducing the strength of the rotor, increasing risk of cracking or even breaking otherwise known as rotor failure.
Flywheel Lathe Cutting Resurfacing Service
Good rule of thumb is to try to resurface your flywheel every time you have your clutch replaced or even worked on. Many clutch manufacturers refuse to accept warranty claims if this isn’t done at the time you replace your clutch. There are many signs pointing towards you needing your flywheel resurfaced. Signs you may need your flywheel resurfaced may include the following. Glazing or discoloration or the flywheel surface? Look like the flywheel surface is cracking? Is the flywheel “cupped” or wearing unevenly? Need your flywheel resurfaced?
So new flywheel or resurface? Unless you want the performance gain of a lightweight flywheel, our team would recommend the resurfacing, There usually isn’t any reason you can’t resurface the original, as long as it’s done properly, this is typically the best route to go. Not resurfacing your flywheel may cause the clutch to glaze or even not seat right. Usually a clutch replacement service is a pretty lengthy labor intense job. Do you want to take a chance of having to do the job twice? As in since you didn’t cut your flywheel now your vehicle shakes horribly.