For you, braking is simple. You press the sole of your foot against the brake pedal, and your Audi car or SUV slows. Press long enough or hard enough, and the wheels stop rotating completely. At the end of the line though, your disc brake system depends on several parts working together to create the friction Ð or resistance Ð that slows your vehicle down. The brake rotors are one of those parts.
How Brake Rotors Work
The master brake cylinder reacts to you pressing the brake pedal by sending brake fluid to pistons in your brake calipers. The calipers respond to the building pressure by clamping brake pads onto your rotors, which creates the resistance needed to stop your momentum.
However, braking creates a tremendous amount of heat. Eventually, that can lead to the brake pads wearing down and your rotors getting damaged from metal-to-metal contact with the calipers. That's not ideal. Signs of brake rotor issues include:
- Overly noisy brakes
- Vibrating brake pedal
- Needing more time and distance to stop
Genuine Audi Brake Rotors Are Your Best Choice
If your brake rotors do need replacing, make sure to replace them with the best ones for your vehicle. That means shopping for the genuine Audi brake rotors since they're guaranteed to be compatible with your model. Find them, along with any hardware you may need, right here in our online auto parts catalog. Buy now and take advantage of quick shipping!
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