How do I know if my brake rotors are bad?

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asked Oct 6, 2020 in Repairs/Maintenance by Gazpacho (3,090 points)
How do I know if my brake rotors are bad?

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answered Oct 6, 2020 by Shelde (44,120 points)
Brake rotors that have gone bad are usually either warped, cracked or just have gotten thinner as the brake pads wear them down.

Most brake rotors will easily last 100,000 to 200,000 miles and sometimes longer.

If you notice any cracks in the brake rotors or the brake rotors are warped or have gotten thin then you should replace them.

I have had a brake rotor shatter before when I failed to replace a cracked brake rotor so if you see any cracks developing in the brake rotor then replace them.

Brake rotors should be replaced in pairs.

Some people need to replace their brake rotors every 80,000 to 150,000 miles and some people may need to replace the brake rotors after every 4 sets of brake pads.

If you do a lot of towing with your vehicle then you may need to replace your brake rotors much sooner than someone who does no towing or hardly any towing at all.

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