Sometimes the signs of bad rotors are also the same signs of cheap brake pads. So, it’s tricky to get a good idea of what is going on without taking everything apart. Here are some tips that might give you a good idea if it is an inexpensive or expensive repair.
Signs of Bad Rotors
Signs of bad rotors are varied, and they can be any one or more of the following symptoms:
- Stopping distance increased
- Burning Smell
As you can see, there can be a lot of different ways your brakes are telling you they need attention. Most commonly, people ignore the signs they start hearing because they feel they don’t see anything amiss. Over time, the brake pedal goes lower and lower, almost to the floor, a place that is the last stop for being able to stop the car.
So, it is important to take all those weird noises seriously and ask the mechanic to take a look at your brakes during your next oil change.
With all that being said, there is a possibility that some of those signs are lesser problem, especially if you just had your brakes done.
Cheap Brake Pads
There are a lot of different kinds of brake pads at all different prices. Of course, the car owner thinks they’ll save some money and go cheap, because a brake pad is a brake pad, right? No.
This is one place you want to spend a little money. The least expensive brake pad will last a long time, but they make some noise usually. Car owners get pretty upset when they hear a little screeching after just getting the brakes replaced. So, your mechanic did do the job, but likely put cheap pads on.
If you’re hearing weird noises or your brake pedal seems to have changed, have us inspect your brakes. It is always far less expensive to catch these things early.