What’s a Brake Rotor?
My brakes are really noisy. I had them looked at, and the mechanic said it needs new pads and rotors. What’s a rotor, and why would it need to be replaced?
A brake rotor is a disc-like surface that the brake pad comes into contact with when you’re braking. You push on the brake pedal, the caliper squeezes the brake pad onto the rotor, and it slows your car down.
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Dan Amundsen is a Master ASE Certified Technician, with over 40 years of automotive repair experience. He has been the owner of Juanita Firs 76 since 1978. He runs a true family business with his two children, three nieces, and many just-like-family employees that have been with the company for over 15 years.