What are they?
Brake rotors (discs) are squeezed by the brake pads, causing friction that reduces the speed of the rotors, which slows or stops the vehicle. Brake rotors also dissipate heat produced during braking.
There are certain circumstances where the rotors must be refinished using an on-vehicle brake lathe:Rotor thickness variation
Brake judder is felt as steering wheel vibration or wiggle when braking and is caused by variations in brake rotor thickness.Grooves
Heavy scoring (grooving) on the rotors because of metal-to-metal contact from worn out pads is cause for refinishing, provided the rotors are not beyond the service limit.
If a new brake pads are installed on rotors with deep grooves, it will result in a spongy brake pedal feel and the pedal effort will be higher than normal until the new pads wear to match the deeply grooved rotors.Tapered od dished rotors
This can occur because rotors seldom wear evenly. (The inner surface will wear thinner or thicker than the outer surface.) If new pads are installed on tapered rotors, the brakes will feel spongy until the new pads wear to match the shape of the rotor.
What if I ignore it?
- Ongoing and increasing brake pulsation
- Steering wheel vibration or wiggle
- Abnormal and faster brake pad wear
- Spongy brake pedal feel
- Reduced braking performance
What if I take care of it?
- Help ensure optima braking performance, reliability, and vehicle control
Why service your vehicle at Honda of Burlington?
Value and Trust - Honda dealerships strive to offer the same things people choose a Honda vehicle for, including reliability, dependability, and value. The Parts and Service Department is committed to earning your loyalty every time you visit and helping you prolong the life of your vehicle.
Honda Professionals - Dealership Parts and Service personnel are trained professionals and are continually provided leading-edge customer service, process, and technical training. Combine that with up-to-date technical resources, specialized processes, and specific tools for your exact model and year and you've got the right people to help make maintaining your Honda as satisfying as owning it.