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What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors are a huge deal in a vehicle because they help stop the wheels when the brake pads clamp down on them. But overtime, the brake rotors can warp, causing issues. Why do they warp? Find out below why brake rotors warp.   Causes of Warped Brake Rotors Here are the most two common reasons the brake rotor would warp in a vehicle: Glazed with material Driving a car at higher speeds means there is a lot of heat generated by the time you brake to stop your car. When that happens, the brake pads material is constantly touching the brake rotor. Overtime, some material may even be on the brake rotors, causing it to warp. When that happens, the brake pads won't be able to grip as firmly on the brake rotor as it would be too slippery.   Wear and tear If you're heavy on the brakes, it puts a lot of pressure on the brake rotor when you suddenly press on the brakes. There is already excessive heat and if it's ... read more

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