3 Signs of Brake Rotor Failure

Brake rotor failure is one attributing factors that lead to vehicular accidents. Brake rotors, together with brake pads, are necessary to complete the braking process of your vehicle. It is therefore necessary to determine to maintain the structural integrity of your brake rotor to ensure your safety. Here are 3 ways to determine if you need to replace your brake rotor.

Stress Cracks

Stress cracks are small cracks that can be found on the surface of warped rotors. Stress cracks occur when there is excessive heat and the usual wear and tear. The more visible the stress cracks are the thinner the brake rotors are. Brake rotors with multiple stress cracks will not be able to dissipate the heat generated by the brake fluid under pressure and will compromise the integrity of your vehicle’s braking system.

Brake Pedal Pulsation

Once your brake pedal pulsates and you can feel it pushing back once you apply the brakes then this means that your brake rotor is about to fail. Brake pedal pulsation is the result of the pressure surge in the brake’s hydraulic system caused by a warped rotor.

Vibrations in the Steering Wheel

When you are driving fast and you feel vibrations in the steering wheel every time you apply the brakes you need to check your brake rotors. The vibration caused by a warped braked rotor is transferred into the steering linkage up to the steering wheel.