Your brakes are the most important system on your car. Without them, you would be unable to slow down or stop your car at all. Like any other piece of car equipment your brakes and rotors don’t last forever. Your brakes work, by squeezing the brake pads down on the wheel rotos until the car stops. As you use your brakes, they wear down and the car needs more and more force to be able to do the same amount of work. Your rotors are what the brakes grab on to, and as you drive and stop, the friction heat can cause them to warp which means you’ll get vibrations while you drive. The service professionals at Classic Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram are offering an amazing deal on the replacement of brake pads and they’ll machine your rotors.
Mechanics have two ways of dealing with warped rotors, they will either replace them, or use a machine to make them straight again. Because your brakes and rotors are connected to your tires, it becomes really easy to know when your brakes and rotors need changed. Here are a few common signs
When your brakes need changed you’ll hear a lot of squeaks, squeals and metal-on-metal grinding sounds. When your brake pads wear down far enough, you start to grind the “squealer” agains the rotor. If you have a constant squealing sound as you drive, you’ve hit your squealer.
Vibrations and Jerks
If your rotors are warped, you’ll know it. Every time you hit your brakes, your steering wheel with vibrate, and if the warp is bad enough the vibration will happen without the application of the brakes. If the warp has gone to the point of grinding then you may have seized the brake calipers to the rotos which is a more serious situation.
With cars, preventative maintenance is always better than waiting until something breaks. Replacing brake calipers after they have seized to the rotor can cost hundreds of dollars, so having them checked and machined periodically can save your wallet from unnecessary hardship.