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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Brake Rotor/Disc?

If your brakes are producing a squeaking sound or vibrating then there could be an issue with the brake rotor/disc.

Your brake disc rotor helps in slowing down your vehicle. With constant use, it's subject to wear and tear. In case of an issue, you would need to replace the brake rotors.

Read on for more information.

Symptoms of A Bad Brake Rotor/Disc

Keeping an eye on the following symptoms can help:

Noise of Brakes

If your brakes are producing a squeaking noise or if you hear grinding noise then it's time to inspect your brake system. You have to book an appointment with a service provider to be on the safe side. It's also possible that your brake pads are worn out.

The Dashboard Brake Lights Are On

If the dashboard brake lights are illuminated then it means your brake system is due for an inspection. Make sure the engaged parking brake is fully released. If you have a modern vehicle then the electronic system can be sending you a signal indicating an issue with the brake system.

Excessive Vibration From Brakes

Another symptom that can indicate a bad brake rotor is the excessive vibration from your brakes. When the over-worn rotors come in contact with the brake pedal, you can feel the vibration coming from the brakes. You can even feel it in the car body or maybe also on the steering wheel. If that's the case then it's time for an inspection.

Issue With Stopping Distance

The stopping distance of your vehicle can be a visible symptom. If the rotors are damaged or worn it can affect your vehicle's ability to stop the car hence, increasing the stopping distance. It can be quite dangerous especially if the driver might need an emergency stop.

Wrapping It Up

It's important to keep an eye on the symptoms. You should take your vehicle for inspection in case of any issue.

If you need brake rotor repair, give our auto repair shop a call today!

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