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This is why we recommend replacing the brake pads and rotors at the same time.

Published on Dec 30, 2022 by Boulder Service Team

 

Brakes are one of the most important components of a vehicle, and it is vital that they are functioning properly and safely. One way to ensure that your brakes are working optimally is to replace the brake pads and rotors together. The brake pads are the most important part of the brake system. They are located between the caliper and the rotor, and their job is to press against the rotor to create friction, stopping the car.

 

Brake pads are generally made of a hard material like ceramic or semi-metallic, and they wear down over time and need to be replaced. The rotors, or discs, are also an important part of the braking system. They are attached to the wheel and are responsible for providing the surface for the brake pads to press against. Over time, the rotors can become warped or cracked, and this can cause the brakes to become less effective or even fail completely.

 

When the brake pads and rotors are replaced together, it ensures that the brakes will work properly and safely. If only the brake pads are replaced, the new pads may not fit properly with the old rotors, resulting in an uneven and inefficient braking system. Additionally, if the rotors are not replaced, the new pads may not be compatible with the worn-down rotors, leading to further issues like uneven braking or a noisy braking system.

 

Replacing the brake pads and rotors together also helps to save money. It is often more cost-effective to replace the rotors vs. the cost of labor for a technician to machine down the rotors. Additionally, replacing both components can help to extend the life of the brakes, as it eliminates the need to replace them more frequently. 

 

In conclusion, replacing the brake pads and rotors together is essential for ensuring that the brakes are functioning properly and safely. It also helps to save money and extend the life of the brakes. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the brake pads and rotors are replaced together whenever necessary.