Brake Rotor Resurfacing and Replacement at Lakewood Ford Near Tacoma
Your brake rotors are large, smooth discs attached to your wheels that the brake calipers squeeze to stop your vehicle. The brake rotors experience a lot of friction, and over time, they can warp from heat, or become pitted from worn brake pads. When either of these situations happen to your brake rotors, the options are to resurface the rotors by grinding down the surface of the rotor until it is smooth again, or to replace them entirely because they have become too thin and can no longer be ground down.
Why Does Your Vehicle Need Brake Rotor Resurfacing or Replacement?
When your vehicle no longer stops as quickly as it used to, or you experience squealing or pulsing, you need to have your brakes inspected right away. Ignoring the problem can make your vehicle unsafe, or lead to costly repairs. Eventually, like other brake parts, brake rotors wear down. If the rotors are still relatively thick and are not warped, then resurfacing is possible. If rotors have become too thin or are warped, then they will likely need to be replaced. At Lakewood Ford, our trained professionals can inspect your brake rotors and determine what, if any, damage exists on your brake rotors, and recommend resurfacing or replacement of brake rotors if necessary.