What Are Rotors? The Different Types of Brake Rotors
December 01, 2021
In order for your car to drive safely, you need to have a reliable braking system to ensure that you can stop on a dime. Modern cars use several different components together to successfully slow and stop a moving vehicle, especially when traveling at high speeds. One such component, and an essential one at that, is the brake rotor. Brake rotors are circular metal discs connected to each wheel (two in the front and two at the back). As the calipers squeeze your brake pads together, the large surface of the rotor creates necessary friction. It is this friction that resists the spin of the wheel to slow down the wheel rotation and overall speed/movement of your vehicle.