Brake discs are made of two key materials: carbon and cast iron. Now, carbon is extremely beneficial because it’s lightweight and is extremely thermal resistance. However, carbon is extremely expensive, which is why it’s mainly used by racing teams with a very high budget. Although carbon is good, cast iron is generally used more often […]
Most people don’t think about their brake rotors each day but they are an important if not vital part of your vehicle. Without good brake rotors you can’t stop your vehicle properly. Auto makers choose brake pads based upon a few different factors such as noise, wear, dust, and the performance of the rotors. Your […]
Have you recently had new brake pads and rotors installed, but are experiencing a squeal still while breaking? This is common problem which can be highly frustrating. But what is causing the brakes to squeal and how long does this noise last for after a replacement? Today we will explore this issue in greater detail. […]
Residual stress is the structural weakness that happens in iron’s casting process. Iron is the primary material used in brake discs. When used normally on roadways, the residual stress causes no issues with the discs. However, if they’re used at race circuits at high temperatures for an extended period of time, the residual stress in […]
Are you considering improving your vehicle’s brakes but are unsure about the components required? Today we will explore the braking mechanics including Brake Rotors, Brake Pads and Brake Calipers.
Is your car running sluggishly and you feel that the breaks aren’t working as well as they could be? It’s quite possible that your brake rotors are starting to wear out on your vehicle. If you find your car isn’t performing as well as it could be it might be time to have your rotors looked at.
or most vehicles, aftermarket brake rotors are available in both the slotted and drilled variety. Both of these rotor types provide superior performance in comparison to original (OEM) brake rotors that come with your vehicle or are generally installed by brand name mechanics. These two styles of brake rotors have different pros and cons.