Expert Brake Rotor/Disc Replacement In 3 Easy Steps
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Why Do Brake Rotors Need To Be Replaced?
Brake rotors will fail over time. The most common reasons brake rotors need to be replaced include waiting too long to replace your brake pads. Rotors can become warped due to exposure to heat, or the rotors wear too thin.
No matter the reason your brake rotors are failing, it is very important to replace them as soon as possible.
What’s Included With Our Brake Rotor Replacement Service?
- New OEM Quality Brake Rotors
- Free Brake Inspection
- Brake Fluid Check/Top Off
- Clean and Lubricate All Brake Parts
Our brake disc/rotor replacement service includes doing a free inspection determining wear and tear then removing your worn-out discs with brand-new discs specific to your vehicle.
It is a best practice to replace brake pads at the same time new rotors are installed.
We reference your vehicle’s manufacturer’s recommendations for rotors to be used and make sure we install rotors that meet your vehicle’s specs.
We also inspect and lubricate caliper pins along with using anti-squeal lubricant to keep your brakes quiet!
Replacing Brake Rotors vs Turning Brake Rotors
What causes brake rotors to warp? Heat
What does turning rotors mean? Turning rotors is the process of lathing down a small layer of the rotor’s surface in an effort to create a smooth braking surface.
This is a question we often get about brake rotors. Over the years car manufacturers have slowly cut down on the size and weight of brake rotors causing them to become smaller and smaller. Not only do brake rotors play a crucial role in creating the friction that causes your vehicle to stop properly they absorb heat. Over time this heat causes the metal to warp ever so slightly which in turn causes a vibration or pulsation while braking.
Lathing or turning rotors is the process of shaving a thin layer of the metal off bringing the rotors back to the symmetrical shape they were in when installed.
However, when removing this layer of metal, you are taking away from the rotor’s ability to absorb heat, causing them to warp much faster this time.
Our professional opinion is that unless you have a large truck or European model vehicle it is best to replace the rotors rather than have them turned. If you’d like to read more about having brake rotors turned vs replaced visit our blog on the topic
How to tell if I need new Brake rotors?
Here are some common signs that brake rotors may need to be replaced:
- Vibration or pulsation: If you feel a vibration or pulsing sensation in the brake pedal or steering wheel when you apply the brakes, it could be a sign of warped rotors. Warped rotors can cause the brake pads to wear unevenly and can compromise the effectiveness of the braking system.
- Squeaking or squealing noise: While a squeaking or squealing noise can be a sign of worn brake pads, it can also be an indication of warped or damaged rotors. This noise occurs when the brake pads are not making even contact with the rotors.
- Rough or uneven braking: If the brakes feel rough or uneven when you apply them, it could be a sign of worn or damaged rotors. This can also cause the brake pedal to feel spongy or soft.
- Grooves or scoring: If you can see deep grooves or scoring on the surface of the rotors, it’s a sign that they’re worn down and need to be replaced. These grooves can cause the brake pads to wear unevenly and can also compromise the effectiveness of the braking system.
- Longer stopping distance: If it takes longer to stop your vehicle than it used to, it could be a sign of worn or damaged rotors. This can also be a sign of worn brake pads, so it’s important to have the entire braking system inspected to identify the root cause of the issue.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s essential to have your braking system inspected by a professional mechanic. Worn or damaged brake rotors can compromise your safety and the safety of others on the road, so it’s best to address the issue as soon as possible.
Why Have 2’u’Brakes Replace Your Brake Rotors?
There are several reasons we encourage you to request a quote for brake rotor replacement from us. Here are a couple of the highlights!
- We Can Save You Money – Since we do not have the overhead costs of brick and mortar mechanic shops, we are often less expensive.
- We Can Save You Time – We travel to your vehicle to make the repair – no more waiting around or arranging rides!
- We’re ASE Certified – Every mechanic at 2’u’Brakes is ASE Certified which means they have proven their expert knowledge in the auto mechanic industry.
- We Warrant Our Repairs – When we make a repair we back it with our 24-mile/24-month warranty for your peace of mind.
- We Keep You Safe! – If your vehicle is truly in need of service it is reasonable to believe it is not roadworthy at the present time. Don’t put yourself or others at risk trying to get your vehicle to a repair shop, we come to you!
- We Often Run Brake Specials – If you’re looking for brake specials near you look no further. We run brake specials and deals every month. For brake rotor replacement specials check out our Brake Rotor/Disc Specials Page
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How much do brake rotors cost?
If you’re searching for brake rotor replacement near me then you are in the right spot. The average cost to replace brake rotors is between $250 to $450 per axle depending on your vehicles make and model this price can vary.
Is it worth replacing brake rotors?
Brake rotors/discs are an esential part of your vehicles braking sysytem if they are warped, grooved, caked in rust then, yes! We always reccomend replacing brake rotors with a brake job as this could cause your brake pads to wear unevenly and void the warranty.
How long do brake rotors last?
You may be wondering how often to change brake rotors. Brake rotors like other parts of your vehicle’s braking system wear down and fail over time. You can expect quality brake rotors to last between 40k and 80k miles depending on your driving habits. Brake rotors wear a lot faster if you do a lot of city driving. Remember we replace brake rotors near you!
We Replace Brake Discs On-Site!
Can you name another auto repair shop in Greater Cincinnati that will replace your brake discs on-site?
We are not aware of any other local mechanics providing this service!
Our brakes jobs come with a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty. Your brake repair service is even pushed to your vehicle history report automatically!
All you have to do is contact us and approve your quote. We’ll repair your brakes wherever your vehicle is currently located!