Brake Rotor Archives - Import Car
ADVICS Expands Hyundai, Kia, Genesis Coverage

Expansion includes 67 new brake rotor part numbers.

Why Brake Pads and Brake Rotors Should Be Replaced Together

Brake pads and rotors should always be replaced in pairs.  Pairing new pads with worn rotors could cause a lack of proper surface contact between the pads and rotors, resulting in noise, vibration, or less-than-peak stopping performance. While there are different schools of thought on this paired part replacement, at ADVICS, our technicians always recommend

ADVICS HOW TO: Bedding-In Brake Rotors & Brake Pads

Brake shimmy, shaking, vibration and noise – these are all common reasons for a customer to visit the shop. Most of the time these issues are due to different components of the steering or braking systems needing replacement or repair, but other times, these issues can be caused by the improper installation of brand new

Brake Rotor FAQ

Our most frequently asked brake rotor questions, answered.

Brake Myths

These myths can hurt a technician’s ability to effectively diagnose and solve common brake problems.

Transit Launches Performance Brake Rotor Line

The new DS-One line is drilled and slotted for use on heavy-duty applications like SUVs and pickup trucks, and sought-after by sports car amateurs for their look.

7 Brake Myths Busted

There are some myths about brake pads, rotors and hydraulics that need to be busted. These myths can hurt and hinder a technician’s ability to diagnose and solve some REAL brake problems and customer concerns.

VIDEO: Corrosion Resistant Coating On Brake Rotors

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

Rotors Don’t Warp & The Earth Is Not Flat

By declaring a customer’s brake pedal pulsation complaint is caused by warped rotors is like saying the earth is flat. Both are cases where the observation of the person is based on a tiny piece of evidence that is false in nature and application.

Why European Import Brake Surfaces Need Extra Attention

Brake rotor finish is an important topic when it comes to European vehicles because they are more sensitive to poor (rough) surface finishes and irregularities in the casting process.

Kia Soul Brake Job: 2009-2013 Applications

Brakes on the Soul are conventional single-piston calipers and four-wheel discs on most trim levels and very straightforward to service. Some of the basic trimmed models had drum brakes in the rear.

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.