Professional Auto Care
Function: A rotating disc that helps slow or stop the vehicle when the brake pads press against its surface (disc brakes).
Signs of Wear: Brake pedal pulsation (not to be confused with normal ABS operation), squealing or grinding noise, low brake pedal height, vehicle pulls to the left or right when brakes are applied.
The friction material on the brake pads wears off over time, but replacing brake pads alone is not always enough to maintain efficient braking. With a worn brake rotor, heat cannot be dispersed effectively, leading to a loss in stopping power. An unevenly worn rotor can cause the steering wheel to shake and the brake pedal to vibrate, especially under heavy braking. Here are three common reasons why brake rotors also need to be replaced:
1) Worn pads or foreign objects can cause damage to rotor surface.
2) Installing new pads on grooved brake rotors can result in accelerated pad wear and increased squealing from the brakes
3) The friction of the brake pad against the the rotor eventually causes the brake rotor to become thin.
Efficient braking requires the rotor to dissipate the heat generated as quickly as possible. With a thin brake rotor, heat is unable to escape quickly enough from the surface, causing brakes to overheat and lose stopping power.
Have your vehicle checked by an ASE Certified Technician in Brakes.
Schedule service today to visit our auto repair facility on the southwest side of Houston.
Professional Auto Care is an award-winning family owned and operated auto repair shop located in southwest Houston. It has been run by the same family, the Serratos Family, for nearly 35 years. Professional Auto Care services Domestic, Asian as well as select European vehicles. We are known for our professionalism, transparency and quality of work. Since our humble beginning in 1983, we always strove to provide the best, most reliable service in Houston with a hint of the personal touch. The founders, Everardo and Claudia Serratos, are still involved with the daily operations of the car maintenance and auto repair shop.