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Throughout Southern California, vehicle owners rely on their cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on a daily basis. Driving conditions such as heavy traffic or stop and go driving put a lot of pressure on your vehicle’s engine and other components, even when you follow a scheduled maintenance routine.
When your automobile breaks down or is not performing properly, you need an auto repair shop that can handle all makes and models, foreign and domestic to make the necessary repairs, quickly, professionally and at a fair price.
Your car’s brakes are one component of your vehicle that should be well maintained, invested in and understood. Having a quality, well-installed and reliable brake system is absolutely vital to the safety of yourself, your passengers and other drivers on the road. Sometimes the brake issue has to do with the brake rotor.
The only time you should have to replace your rotors is if you damage them because of driving for an extended period with completely worn-down brake pads. If you hear a grinding noise when braking, it is the sound of the screws in the base of brake pads (which are completely worn down) grinding a groove in your rotors. Ideally, you should replace your brake pads before you hear this noise. But sometimes this is not feasible. However, once you hear the noise, the sooner you can get the pads replaced, the less likely it is that you will have to replace the rotors. There is a chance that the rotors can be “turned,” meaning the entire surface of the rotors will be ground down until it is even with the bottom of the groove. However, this is nearly as expensive as installing new rotors.
Brake rotors should outlive brake pads. But excessive runout, uneven wear, the appearance of hard spots and/or heat damage (cracking, glazing and discoloration) can make good rotors go bad.
A brake pedal pulsation or shudder is one of the most common signs of rotor trouble. The cause may be too much runout in a rotor and/or variation in the thickness of the rotor. Runout occurs when the rotor wobbles as it rotates. This may be due to runout in the hub, runout in the way the rotor was originally machined, rust or dirt between the rotor and hub, or uneven torquing of the lug nuts that causes distortion in the rotor and hub (which is why lug nuts should always be tightened to specifications with a torque wrench, not an impact gun).
When you need new brake rotors, Advanced Computer Automotive is ready to help. We will diagnose brake rotor problems accurately the first time and fix brake pads to OEM standard.
The auto repair experts at Advanced Computer Automotive are trained technicians who can perform brake rotor repairs quickly and affordably, as well as all vehicles repairs regardless of type or make of vehicle. Our computer diagnostic equipment allows us to find the problem quickly and we only use OEM certified parts.
Southern California drivers depend on their vehicles as much or even more than in any other part of the country and many also depend on Advanced Computer Automotive to handle their car repair needs. Schedule your appointment online or call us at (562) 421-1905.