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Brakes & Rotors Replacement

When operating a vehicle, the braking system and rotors collaborate to ensure a secure stop. However, like any diligent team, they can experience wear and tear over time. Consequently, it becomes imperative to undertake a crucial maintenance task - the replacement of brakes and rotors.

When you apply pressure to the brake pedal, the brake pads create friction with the rotors, producing the necessary force to decelerate or halt the vehicle. This process generates significant heat and pressure, resulting in gradual wear on both the brake pads and rotors. Proper brake maintenance and regular inspection are crucial for ensuring optimal performance and safety while driving.


How to find out that brakes and rotors are due for replacement?

When it comes to replacing brakes and rotors, it's important to keep an eye out for certain signs and symptoms. These indicators can let you know when wear and diminished braking performance are starting to become an issue. Keep an eye out for these crucial signs:

Squealing or Grinding Noise: When you hit the brakes, if you start hearing high-pitched squealing or grinding noises, that's a clear sign that the brake pads are worn down. There's this little metal indicator on the brake pads that's designed to make this sound when the pads are nearing the end of their life. So, it's like a built-in warning system to let you know it's time to get those pads replaced.

Vibrations: If you start feeling vibrations or pulsations through the brake pedal or steering wheel when you hit the brakes, it could be because of unevenly worn rotors. As the rotors wear down, they might develop some irregularities on their surface, which can cause these vibrations.

Longer Stopping Distances: If start noticing that your car takes longer to come to a complete stop or requires more effort on the brake pedal, it could mean that the brake pads are worn out or the rotors are getting thinner. Basically, it means they're not as good at creating friction and slowing down the vehicle.

Spongy Brake Pedals: If you notice that your brake pedal feels soft or spongy and sinks too far down when you hit the brakes, it could be a sign of air or moisture in the brake lines or even worn-out brake components.

Brake Warning Light: Some vehicles have a brake warning light on the dashboard. If there's an issue with the braking system, this light will illuminate. So, if you see it come on, it's super important to get your brakes checked by a professional mechanic


If you encounter any of these signs or symptoms, it is crucial to promptly have your brakes and rotors inspected by a qualified mechanic. Regular inspections and maintenance of your brake system are imperative to ensure the safety and dependable performance of your vehicle's braking system. Do not postpone addressing potential issues to prevent further damage and to maintain your vehicle's braking system in optimal condition for safe driving.


Difference between OEM and Non-OEM

At Instant Car Fix, we believe in giving our customers options that match their preferences and budgets. When it comes to replacing brakes and rotors, we offer two choices – Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Non-OEM (also known as aftermarket) options. Understanding the difference between these choices can help you make a smart decision that suits your needs.

OEM, short for Original Equipment Manufacturer, pertains to companies engaged in the manufacturing of components and systems utilized by automakers during vehicle production. These parts are renowned for their superior quality and adherence to the automakers' specifications.

Non-OEM or aftermarket parts are manufactured by third-party companies and are not affiliated with the original car manufacturer. These parts offer an alternative to OEM parts, presenting a diverse range of options in terms of brands, pricing, and performance levels.

When you're trying to decide between OEM and Non-OEM brakes and rotors, think about your driving habits, the type of vehicle you have, and your budget. If keeping your vehicle's original performance and warranty coverage is a big concern for you, then going with OEM parts is the way to go. But if you're looking for something more cost-effective and open to exploring performance upgrades, then Non-OEM options might be a better fit for you.

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