Ultra-Premium Quality: What does it mean for your shop?
In the automotive aftermarket, not all parts (or parts manufacturers) are created equally. This isn’t a bad thing, considering that there is a time and place for parts of all different qualities, materials and price points – dependent on the driver’s needs and budget. But did you know that in the aftermarket, there are parts
Watch Now: Drilled & Slotted Rotors Livestream
Experts from Summit Racing and Babcox Media’s Tech Group discuss performance rotors and their impact on driving.
First Brands Group Introduces New Rotor Part Numbers
The expanded line includes rotor coverage for nearly 33 million vehicles in operation.
VIDEO: ACDelco Brake Pads And Rotors
When it comes to brakes, small details can make the biggest difference. This video is sponsored by ACDelco.
Continental Expands ATE Disc Brake Rotor Coverage
Twenty-five new SKUs have been added to the program, now covering more than 87 percent of European vehicles.
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.
Servicing Multi-Piston Brake Calipers
Multi-piston calipers found on high-performance vehicles need special attention during a brake job.
Tech Tip: Removing A Rear Rotor Stuck On The Parking Brake
If you are having trouble removing a drum-in-hat rotor, don’t just take a hammer to it. You may have to adjust the parking brake and back it off the rotor in order to remove the rear rotor.
VIDEO: Brake Rotor Minimum Thickness Specification
Andrew Markel visits minimum wear specification on brake rotors and how the specification is related to brake pad wear and how far the caliper has to push the pads. Sponsored by Nissan.
HELLA Pagid Brake Systems Offers OE Composite Disc Brake Rotors
HELLA Pagid Brake Systems now offers composite disc brake rotors for European applications. These advanced, two-piece brake discs feature an aluminum hat and a high carbon friction ring, which are bonded together by rivets.
Runout and DTV: How to Decrease Comebacks With Two Simple Tools
Replacing rotors on every brake job is not a cost-effective or efficient way to perform brake service. You may save 10 to 15 minutes by not having to use a dial indicator and a micrometer, but your risk of a comeback can dramatically increase.
Brake Rotor Finishing: Non-Directional For Maximum Smoothness
Back in the day, a non-directional rotor finish was the method used to solve a common problem that occurred on bench brake lathes. If the cross-feed speed on some lathes was too fast, the rotor became the record and the pads became the needle that followed the grooves in the record. This would cause a clicking noise as the pads moved in the caliper. Today, a non-directional or post-lathe surfacing process still serves the same purpose, but it also helps in the bedding of some friction formulations.