What Is Brake Rotor Resurfacing?

To understand brake rotor resurfacing, you must understand what brake rotors are and their role in disc brake systems. When you press your vehicle’s brake pedal, many parts come together to slow down and stop your vehicle. The brake pads apply a clamp down on the brake rotor to stop your wheels from turning. As a result, your brake rotors wear down over time.

The following factors can affect how long your brake rotors last:

  • Type of Brake Pad
  • Brake Rotor’s Effectiveness at Dissipating Heat
  • Exposure to Moisture and Salt

When brake pads wear unevenly, they can form a residue on certain parts of the brake rotor. As a result, brake rotors will become uneven too. This occurrence is common in drivers with poor brake habits, such as riding the brake pedal too long or too harshly. You may notice vibrations, wobbly wheels, or unusual sounds when braking with distorted or damaged brake rotors.

If your brake rotors become warped or become corroded or rusty, resurfacing is a service that can temporarily fix the problem. The repair process involves sanding down the rough or bumpy spots to provide smooth braking again. Here are some other benefits to brake rotor resurfacing:

  • Eliminates corrosion
  • Allows for more friction when applying brakes
  • Minimizes noise and vibrations during braking

Brake rotor resurfacing is a cost-effective way to fix bumpy braking. If you notice warning signs of uneven brakes, please call or visit the auto brake professionals at Chicane Motorsport today. Feel free to schedule an appointment online at your convenience.