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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Round Rock: Rotor Problems

May 8, 2022

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in ROUND ROCK.

Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less contact surface for the brake pads, leaving you with reduced braking power.

Over time and miles, rotors can also wear down below safe specifications. It is important for ROUND ROCK drivers to know that simply replacing brake pads on a wheel with a bad rotor will not solve the problem. Depending on their condition, rotors may be resurfaced or replaced.

Brake noise or a pulsation in the brake pedal are signs of potential brake problems that should be addressed right away. If you have any brake concerns, please have your friendly and professional Tuffy Round Rock tech perform a thorough inspection.

Give us a call.

Tuffy Round Rock
16410 N FM 620
ROUND ROCK, TX 78681
(512) 310-5900

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