Aug 3

Rotor Damage | Basic Guide Pt 2

We’re back to finish the Rotor Damage Guide! Remember, this is a basic guide to satisfy beginners, because there is such a thing as the “Next Generation” and one of the best things we could do is offer a little guidance!

Be sure to check out the first part of this quick rotor damage guide, then come straight back here to get acquainted with all you need to know when it comes to replacing or repairing rotor damage.

damaged Disc3. Brake Rotor Cracking
When cracking occurs, its practically the end of your disc brake rotors. While drilled rotors offer loads of performance braking improvements, they are also more prone to cracking. The best way around this is to invest in well known brands and trusted products that undergo tried and tested methods of manufacturing.

Of course there are other causes of rotor cracking but with the quality of DBA rotors, you would have to do an aweful lot to induce such damage. Unless you compete professionally or even semi-professionally, cracking shouldn’t be an area of concern for you, which is great!

stud pad damage4. Brake Rotor Scarring
Ahh, just thinking about it makes my hair stand on end. It’s like when the teacher used to scratch her nails on the chalkboard to get your attention. Scarring generally occurs when metal touches metal, due to an aggressively worn-out brake pad. The result? You get scratching and scarring and of course it affects the safety of your overall driving experience.

The good news is, that this kind of damage can be machined and levelled depending on the degree of damage to your rotors. While repairing and not replacing scarred rotors is a debatable topic, you will find that your mechanic will give you the best possible opinion on the next course of action. He can see it and assess the damage properly, as there is only a limited number of times you can rub down a rotor.