How do I know if I need new rotors?

How do I know if I need new rotors?

Here are some common signs that you may need new brake rotors:

Vibrations or pulsations when braking: If you feel a pulsing sensation or vibrations in the steering wheel or brake pedal when you apply the brakes, it could be a sign that the rotors are warped or uneven.

Squeaking or grinding noises: If you hear squeaking or grinding noises when you apply the brakes, it could be a sign that the brake pads are worn down and have damaged the rotors.

Reduced braking performance: If you notice that your vehicle takes longer to stop than usual, or if you need to press the brake pedal harder than normal, it could be a sign of worn or damaged rotors.

Visible damage: If you can see deep grooves, cracks, or other damage on the surface of the rotors, it’s a clear indication that they need to be replaced.

Uneven wear: If one or more of the rotors show signs of uneven wear or thickness, it could be a sign of a sticking or malfunctioning caliper, or other brake system issues.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to have your braking system inspected by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible. Neglecting your brakes can lead to reduced braking performance, increased stopping distances, and potential safety hazards. Regular brake inspections can help catch any issues early on and prevent more significant problems down the road.