Chevrolet Brake Disc
The Chevy brake disc is an important vehicle brake component, working with the brake pads to create the friction that slows the motion of the wheels when the brake pedal is applied. The Chevy brake disc is made of cast iron, most commonly with fins between the two contact surfaces upon which the brake pads are pressed, to aid in dissipating the heat produced by braking. While this Chevy brake disc design is standard equipment on most passenger vehicles, there are several other types of the Chevy brake disc produced, most manufactured for higher brake performance. The slotted design is one alternative to the standard Chevy brake disc, which uses shallow channels in the contact surface of the disc to wipe away the used brake material that is shed by the pads during operation for better braking performance. Another available option is the drilled Chevy brake disc, with small holes drilled through the surface to enable better heat dissipation and water shed in the disc for more efficient brake performance. For most vehicles, the standard brake disc offers adequate braking performance, but the alternative designs can add a measure of safety in vehicles that see more severe use or those built for higher performance. The higher performance Chevy brake disc styles can have less risk of brake fade in these types of vehicles, and for people who tend to drive more aggressively. We carry a selection of quality Chevy brake disc replacement parts in our user-friendly online catalog. Our site is secure and efficient, making it fast and safe to order your Chevy brake disc or if you prefer to order by phone, our toll-free phone line can take your order just as conveniently.