Brake Rotors 101: How to Recognize a Bad Rotor
We had a vehicle in the other day with the complaint of noisy brakes and a poor brake pedal. After performing a four wheel brake inspection, we discovered the problem. The right front inner brake pad had worn the rotor almost to the fins! Here is a picture of what a brake rotor should look like. Note the thickness of the rotor on either side of the fins.
Here is a picture of the worn out brake rotor we removed from the vehicle. Note the lack of metal on the inboard side of the fins. Regular maintenance would have prevented wear and tear as shown on the rotor below.
With every service package we perform a four wheel brake inspection to keep you informed of your brake wear to avoid this costly repair.