FAQs—Hyundai Brake Disc and Pad Kit
- Why do some people go through the hassle of breaking in the pads and rotors? What are the benefits?
This process will help prolong the life of the brake pads. This is also known to reduce brake noise and can help ensure that the rotor surface will be even. It should be done properly so you can enjoy the full benefits. Make sure that you allow the brake system to cool as needed.
- The mechanic who checked my brakes recommended that I get a Hyundai brake disc and pad kit instead of replacing just the brake pad and turning the disc/rotor. Is this a good call? He said that this would be more practical and economical in the long run.
The brake disc/rotor may only be turned for a couple of times until it has reached the minimum thickness required. After that, the disc has to be replaced. If the disc/rotor is about to reach the minimum thickness or is already quite damaged as it is, it may be a good call to replace the brake disc and pad altogether to prevent issues that might affect the brakes and crop up in the near future. The mechanic may be saving you from further costs once the disc/rotor finally breaks. Instead of just turning it, it will save you time and money if you replace it now along with the brake pads.
- What are the tell-tale signs of warped brake discs/rotors? I’ve been experiencing some brake pedal pulsations. I’m not sure if this is normal or if something’s wrong with the disc or any brake component.
If the brake discs/rotors suffer from warpage, vibrations felt through the brake pedal can be one of the symptoms. Warped rotors/discs may also create noise when you apply the brakes because the disc surface is no longer flat and smooth as it used to be. Another thing you may notice or experience is shaking coming from the wheels and suspension. If you experience any of these, it may be time to get a brake service or at least have the brake disc or whole brake system checked.
- Why do brake discs/rotors get warped? What are the causes of disc warpage?
Warpage may be caused by too much heat that isn’t released from the rotor/disc quickly and properly. Another thing to blame for this brake issue is a worn-out or thinning brake pad. Hard braking may also lead to this problem.
- Why do most mechanics advise replacing the warped discs/rotors instead of turning them? Wouldn’t this actually fix the problem?
If there’s warpage, the rotors/discs may already be thin, and this will only get thinner when turned. It may be near the minimum thickness specs already, which is why some automotive mechanics recommend replacement instead of turning. Also, turning scored rotors/discs may not be as good as turning warped rotors/discs.
- My friend replaced the brake pads of his Hyundai but failed to do something about the slightly damaged rotors. He said that this could wait since he doesn’t have the budget and doesn’t know much about disc/rotor turning/resurfacing. Will this be all right?
Braking system failure or inefficiency can’t be fixed simply by replacing the thinning brake pads. The disc/rotor also needs to be turned or replaced to restore the vehicle’s optimum braking performance. Hollowed, warped, or scored discs/rotors can cause of poor braking efficiency; they may also create other brake-related issues. Brake disc turning or replacement couldn’t be set aside if you want to ensure maximum braking power and driving safety. If the discs/rotors are already too thin, beyond the minimum thickness allowed, then replacement is the only option.
- I was scheduled to have my brake discs replaced. However, the mechanic said that it would be better if the replacement will be accompanied by a brake pad change since the pads are thinning out. Does this make good sense? Can I just postpone the brake pad replacement?
It would be better if you’ll instead just get a complete brake pad and disc set. This will save you time and money in the long run. Even if you replace the brake discs/rotors, these will be exposed to wear and tear because of the thinning brake pads, which may eventually cause the disc to have a rough surface or to get damaged.
Advantages of Having a Reliable Hyundai Brake Disc and Pad Kit
With all the power and torque the vehicle can generate, you'd want to make sure that you have a dependable braking system. This vehicle system ensures safety on the road and gives you better vehicle control. Your Hyundai is equipped with brake discs (or rotors) and brake pads to give your vehicle the power to stop. They are like nuts and bolts, peanut butter and jelly, or Bonnie and Clyde. They work hand in hand to deliver the required braking performance. The brake pads clamp down on the discs to stop the wheels from spinning, bringing the vehicle to a halt or slowing it down in the process. Without the brake pads, the friction and pressure applied to the rotors would destroy the metal discs. Seeing how these awesome duo works, you need nothing less than a reliable Hyundai brake disc and pad kit. These are the advantages of having one:
With a brake disc and pad kit, what you can get is a suitable pairing for the braking job. The pads and discs are made as a perfect fit, from the size, shape, design, and everything in between. By installing a pad and rotor kit, you can enjoy consistent braking as it creates the needed friction to stop the wheels from turning. Balanced discs and thicker pads ensure proper braking function. Both braking components have to be in good condition, and that's what the kit can offer. They're designed to work well with each other and to ensure that they won't be causing damage to each other and the rest of the braking assembly. If you fail to replace worn-out brake pads, not only will you suffer from poor braking performance, but the rotors will also likely get damaged with deep grooves. Uneven rotor wear or disc warpage will also cause brake pad failure. Clearly, one can't work without the other, so it's important to have both in their best shape for dependable braking performance.
Shorter stopping distance
When brake discs or pads wear out, one of the things you'll encounter is poor braking performance. The vehicle may not stop easily like before. It may take some time before you can bring the vehicle to a halt or stop it completely. With a new brake disc and pad kit, you can fix the braking deficiency. You can have more responsive brakes and can expect a shorter stopping distance once the faulty brakes are fixed or restored.
Driving safety and vehicle control
More than just the squeals and grinding, you can also notice the vehicle pulling or leaning to one side when braking when the brake rotor and/or pad has gone bad. As the vehicle accelerates or runs at a steady high speed, it's harder to control the vehicle. When you step on the brake pedal, it may take a while for the vehicle to decelerate at your preferred speed or to stop it all together. You're not only losing optimum vehicle control here but also risking your driving safety. In case another vehicle suddenly cuts right in front or changes lane all of a sudden, the vehicle may not slow down or stop just in time, leading to a vehicular accident. With a brake disc and pad kit, you can be sure that the crucial braking components are new and in their best condition. You may also get all the other needed hardware for easier installation and for brake restoration.