Brake Rotor Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Drilled and Slotted Rotors

There’s real science behind the location of holes, slots and grooves in today’s brake rotors. Plus, they look great too.

Brake Rotor Quality Check

The brake rotor might look fine, but the problem could be internal.

Measuring Once Prevents Brake Comebacks

Runout is defined as the amount of lateral (side-to-side) movement of the rotor as it rotates 360 degrees.

Servicing Carbon-Ceramic Brakes

Ceramic or carbon fiber composite rotors are extremely durable.

VIDEO: Brake Noise Problems Without The Brakes Applied

What could cause brake noise even when the brakes are not applied? This video is sponsored by ADVICS.

VIDEO: How To Get Rid Of Brake Rotor Corrosion

One of the most common conditions of corrosion on the surfaces of the brake rotor. This video is sponsored by ADVICS.

VIDEO: Hub Flange Runout Measurement

Find out why it’s essential you measure the hub flange before a brake job. This video is sponsored by GSP North America.

VIDEO: Corrosion Resistant Coating On Brake Rotors

Andrew Markel discusses brake rotors and the importance of the corrosion resistant coating present on some products.

VIDEO: Why Do Rotors Corrode On The Inside First?

Andrew Markel talks about brake rotor corrosion, and why they seem to always corrode on the inside first.

Brake Pad & Rotor Matching

Many techs believe that installing new pads and rotors is the solution to brake noise and vibration, and that installing new parts makes everything perfectly aligned so that no other steps are needed to bring the system back to service. Well, this is true and false.

VIDEO: How Rotor Metallurgy Affects Braking Performance

Andrew Markel discusses how the physical makeup of brake rotors can be different between products, and how braking performance can be affected by the quality of materials.

Properly Dealing With New Brake Rotors

New rotors, either OE or aftermarket, are supposed to be finished to specifications and ready to install out of the box. There should be no reason to give them a “clean up” cut. If there is one, you need to find a different rotor supplier.