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How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

We all know that regularly scheduled maintenance is the best way to ensure your car’s health for the duration of its lifecycle. Your car’s brake system is one of its most crucial parts and this means both your brake pads and rotors should be included in those regularly scheduled checks. Still, exactly how long do your brake rotors last?

Our team at Nissan 24 has answered that question and will clue you in on everything you need to know about brake rotors in our informational article below. We want to help drivers in the Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton areas stay safe on the road, so keep reading!

Types of Rotors

First off, rotors help stop your car by slowing the rotation of the wheels after pressure is applied to the brake pads. Therefore, rotors are used constantly and are incredibly important to your safety.

There are a few different types of rotors that your car could have, including:

  • Drilled rotors
  • Slotted rotors
  • Drilled and slotted rotors
  • Smooth rotors

These different types of rotors vary in longevity and performance depending on the road conditions, quality of the rotor, weather, and the driver’s braking habits.

While it is important to take all of these factors into account, your rotors will usually last 50,000 to 70,000 miles.

However, if you begin to notice any of the warning signs below, you should schedule a service appointment with our ASE-certified technicians as soon as you can. 

Warning Sign #1: Abnormal Sounds

For the most part, your car communicates any issues through noises. If your car has been making high-pitched sounds when you apply the brakes, you should take this as a warning sign. They could also make a grinding sound that should be heeded as well. 

Warning Sign #2: Vibration when Braking

Small vibrations often come with everyday driving, but if your car is making a noticeable vibration when the brakes are applied, this may mean it is time for new rotors. This vibration may be accompanied by the grinding sound we mentioned above. If you feel it, make sure to schedule a service appointment today.

Warning Sign #3: Braking to One Side

When you brake, it should make the car stop evenly on both sides. If your car begins to pull to one side after the brakes are applied, this is a serious warning sign that the rotors need replacement.  

Get Your Brake Rotors Checked at Nissan 24 Today!

Now that you’ve learned what your brake rotors are and how long they should last, make sure to note if you hear or witness any of the warning signs we mentioned.

Our experienced service team at Nissan 24 is prepared to inspect your brake system and help resolve the issue to get you back on the road safely. If you are a Brockton, Randolph, or Stoughton area driver, come experience top-notch service at our state-of-the-art service center.  

Schedule a service appointment today!