Brake Rotor Replacement In Plainfield, IL
Is your car shaking or pulsating when you apply the brakes? This is the tell tale sign that you are in need of a brake rotor replacement, service aka some brake rotor TLC. Our brake repair shop in Plainfield, IL, has all your brake service needs covered including brake rotor replacement.
Brake Rotor Replacement 101 At Last Chance Auto Repair
Brake rotors are a wear and tear item. It is inevitable that over time your vehicle will be needing a brake rotor replacement. The more you drive, the more aggressive you brake, the more of a likelihood that you’ll need a brake rotor replacement service sooner than later. Are you due for a brake rotor replacement?
The pressure created by the brake calipers press the brake pads into the brake rotors over and over and over again. This process leads to wear and tear over time hence hot spots, grooves, and brake rotor warping. Are your brake pads overdue to be changed? Thin brake pads eventually get hungry and will eat your rotors. When brake pads get thin enough, the squealer if applicable 1st then the metal portion behind the brake pad lining will scrape the brake rotors which eventually if left un-serviced / repaired will turn into the infamous brake grind.
Free Brake Rotor Health Check
Wondering if you are in need of brake rotor replacement? Give us a call to schedule an appointment, stop by say hello, take advantage of the local brake expert’s FREE Brake Check over at Last Chance Auto Repair in Plainfield, IL.
Brake Rotor Replacement Health Check List
Our brake rotor replacement service experts offer a Free Brake Check to help you, help us, make sure that your brakes are there for you when needed. Bad brake rotors are not a thing to put off due to it can put you and others safety at risk. If your brake rotors are suffering from wear and tear or are warped, sometimes depending on the severity of damage you may be eligible for brake rotor cutting, rotor turning hence we may be able to save you some money and resurface the rotors. When rotors can’t be resurfaced, they must be replaced.
- Warped Rotors – Are your brake rotors warped? Is your steering wheel and or brake pedal pulsating when applying the brakes? This is a sign of warped rotors and you will need to bring it to a brake repair shop near me to be fixed ASAP.
When the brake rotors are warped you have two choices: you either replace them with some new rotors or you can save a bit of money by slapping them onto a brake rotor cutting / brake lathe machine, which is designed to smooth and renew the rotor surface. This process is called cutting, resurfacing, turning and if the rotors are thick enough is a money saving option.
Are you having brake problems? Brake problems if left unfixed will turn into more brake problems, like warped rotors. If your front or rear brakes are not working accordingly it will make the other work all the harder. Braking in general creates heat, the harder the brakes work the more heat is produced, heating up rotors will eventually warp rotors.
Another brake problem that warp rotors is sticking calipers. Calipers are what compresses the brake pads to the rotors. If your calipers are having problems soon there after your rotors will start to develop problems as well hence the snowball effect.
Is your vehicle’s suspension, struts and or shocks not functioning properly perhaps? This is yet another common problem that can snowball into brake problems that can also lead to the warpage of your vehicle’s rotors.
In most cases, warped rotors are due to excessive heating. These days about 90% of new rotors are warped right of the box, unfortunately. Now out of this 90% maybe about 5% if left uncut will cause the steering wheel and or brake pedal pulsating effect when applying the brakes, this is why we cut most rotors new fresh out of the box regardless.
How are your driving habits? If you are constantly hitting your brakes in city / rush hour traffic, rolling around on mountain / hilly terrain or are a hard braking / brake rider, this can and will take a toll on your brake system performance. The more you use your brakes, the more heat builds up, the more of a chance that your rotors will suffer from heat damage and warped rotors.
- Visible Cracks – Does it appear that your brake rotors are all cracked up?
- Grooves – When you look at your rotors do you notice grooves?
- Rotor Edge Lip – Is there a lip on the outer and or inner edge of the rotor?
- Heat Spots – Have you noticed holes, dark spots, a glazed blue-ish color aka hot spots on your brake rotors?
- Rust – Are your rotors starting to rust up?