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Heights Car Care

1320 Main Street #1
Billings, MT 59105

A conscientious driver pays attention to how their vehicle responds in various situations. Knowing what to listen for and understanding how your vehicle operates is vital so that you are driving as safely as possible. A major safety issue is the condition of your brakes. How do you know when the brake pads are worn too thin? And what is the average lifetime of brake rotors? Do the calipers ever need to be replaced? These are all good questions to ask your auto mechanic.

Do you understand how brakes work? As you press down on the brake pedal, the calipers cause the brake pads to clamp down on the rotors (also called discs), preventing the wheel from spinning. Over time, the brake pads and rotors naturally wear out, resulting in some of the problems listed below:

  • The brake pads have worn grooves into the surface of the rotor. Sometimes a resurfacing of the rotor is sufficient for a while.
  • Squealing, squeaking. A small metallic shim embedded in the brake pad will squeal when the pad wears down too thin.
  • Grinding and metallics resulting in metal on metal contact between the discs and calipers.
  • Vibration or wobbling when braking.

So what is the average lifetime of brake rotors? For normal driving, rotors will probably need to be replaced about every 70,000 miles on most vehicles. For even stopping performance, rotors should be replaced in pairs, the same as brake pads. But there are several factors that can change the mileage number stated above:

  • Style of driving,
  • weight of your vehicle,
  • Quality of the braking components, and
  • Use of your vehicle.

Remember: If you notice any of the warning signs listed above, the safety of your vehicle has been compromised. Keeping your brake pads, rotors, and calipers in optimum condition is crucial for safe driving.

Need to know more about what is the average lifetime of brake rotors? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Curious about what is the average lifetime of brake rotors? Ask a brake specialist at Heights Car Care about when to replace brake pads and rotors.

A conscientious driver pays attention to how their vehicle responds in various situations. Knowing what to listen for and understanding how your vehicle operates is vital so that you are driving as safely as possible. A major safety issue is the condition of your brakes. How do you know when the brake pads are worn too thin? And what is the average lifetime of brake rotors? Do the calipers ever need to be replaced? These are all good questions to ask your auto mechanic.

Do you understand how brakes work? As you press down on the brake pedal, the calipers cause the brake pads to clamp down on the rotors (also called discs), preventing the wheel from spinning. Over time, the brake pads and rotors naturally wear out, resulting in some of the problems listed below:

  • The brake pads have worn grooves into the surface of the rotor. Sometimes a resurfacing of the rotor is sufficient for a while.
  • Squealing, squeaking. A small metallic shim embedded in the brake pad will squeal when the pad wears down too thin.
  • Grinding and metallics resulting in metal on metal contact between the discs and calipers.
  • Vibration or wobbling when braking.

So what is the average lifetime of brake rotors? For normal driving, rotors will probably need to be replaced about every 70,000 miles on most vehicles. For even stopping performance, rotors should be replaced in pairs, the same as brake pads. But there are several factors that can change the mileage number stated above:

  • Style of driving,
  • weight of your vehicle,
  • Quality of the braking components, and
  • Use of your vehicle.

Remember: If you notice any of the warning signs listed above, the safety of your vehicle has been compromised. Keeping your brake pads, rotors, and calipers in optimum condition is crucial for safe driving.

Need to know more about what is the average lifetime of brake rotors? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Joe Borgstrom
Heights Car CareAuto Repair Shop in Billings, MT

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1320 Main Street #1, Billings, MT 59105406-259-4740service@heights-carcare.com
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