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What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp? Brake rotors are metal discs that you can see behind the wheels. They are made to spin along with the wheels so that they stop the movement when you clamp them with brake pads. Besides, they can withstand loads of heat from friction. However, the surface of the rotor needs to be even for it to be effective. Warping happens when the surface of the rotor is uneven. This prevents the pads from holding on to the rotors when the pedal is pressed and may make it hard to stop the vehicle. Here are some of the issues that cause brake rotors to warp. Grazing the Brake Rotor with Pad Material The brake pad is made of a soft material that may get hot and sticky if you apply the brakes too hard and too often. If the material gets too hot, it tends to stick on the surface of the rotor as it rotates. This prevents the pad from holding on to the rotor surface when you press the brake pedals. Uneven Wearing of the Rotor ... read more

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