If you've been driving your vehicle despite a wretched screech emanating from your brakes for a while, and putting off replacing them for just as long, your vehicle is screaming for new brake padsand possibly, a new Chevy brake disc set. Although all of your vehicle's systems are important, your brake system is the most important. Your brake disc, or rotor, is the foundation of your braking system. Held in place by the brake caliper, it turns alongside your wheel. When applying your brake pedal, the brake caliper compresses the brake pads against the Dodge brake disc enabling you to stop. Throbbing or vibrating sensations coming from your wheels when pressing gently on your brakes is an indication that your Dodge brake disc are worn or warped. Another indication of worn or warped brake discs is the sound of scratching or grating when applying your brake at low speeds. Fortunately for some, sometimes these vibrations and sounds are simply the cause of their Dodge brake disc set being encrusted in road debris such as sludge and dust. An easy way to make sure is to clean off each brake disc then test it. However, many times, brake disc troubles are often more serious than this. Unfortunately, the problem of a worn or warped Dodge brake disc set usually isn't given priority until it is beyond repair and it is at this point when they must be replaced. Our online catalog carries a huge inventory of Dodge brake disc sets in stock and our customer assistance staff is available via our online web chat, or our toll-free phone number, and happy to assist you in choosing the Dodge brake disc set suitable for your needs. Imagine trying to stop short to avoid an accident and not being able toordering a brand new Chevy brake disc set today can help to prevent this nightmare from becoming a reality.
Getting the Right Dodge Brake Disc
A brake disc or rotor is the most common brake type among cars, Dodge vehicles included. It makes use of a caliper and brake pad in order to slow the momentum of the moving wheels while the tires themselves serve as rubber stops that halt the vehicle. Whatever your Dodge's configuration is, when these rotors or discs fail, you'll need to know which disc is the best replacement.
Considerations When Shopping for a Dodge Brake Disc
- Brake Disc Designs:Brake discs are available in several designs. The way your car is driven and what your local weather is like should help determine which design will suit your Dodge the best.
- Slotted Brake Discs:These are the discs that many motorists avail of whenever they wish to reduce the occurrence of brake fade from their brakes, particularly fade caused by water intrusion and heat buildup. The slots deliver cool air into the brake system and discs through their slotted design. Water collection is avoided by evaporation, rust is mitigated, and brake safety is ensured.
- Vented Brake Discs:If you're the type of driver that stops or hits the brake often, then vented brake discs is for you. The vents help reduce excess heat that might happen due to added friction from constant stopping. If you're driving in congested areas like cities or you're a driver of public transportation where making frequent stops is the norm, this is the disc you should purchase.
- Dimpled Brake Discs:Dimpled brake discs are used on high-performance race cars because they're the most responsive brake type when it comes to sudden braking situations (which are common in the racetrack). The dimples are designed to reduce disc stress that could crack or completely damage these rotors. They're also all-weather brakes as well.
- Composition of Disc Brakes:What your disc brakes are composed of should also impact your purchasing decision.
- Organic:This is the material you should avail of for the sake of pad life extension. They're also dependable when it comes to noise reduction. They're among the quietest brake systems available. However, they're unable to handle heat as dependably as other materials. Their lifespan aren't among the longest as well when faced with heavy-duty braking from trucks and racecars.
- Semi-Metallic:As for semi-metallic pads, they're perfect for high temperatures and inclement weather. They can handle temperature changes superbly because of their metal composition. However, they also tend to squeal hard because they're not as good at noise reduction as organic discs and pads. If you're dealing with racing autos and heavier vehicles like trucks, then they're the material for you.
- Ceramic:As far as daily driving with a regular car is concerned, ceramic is the material of choice. It's a midway compromise between the quietness of organic brakes and the temperature tolerance of semi-metallic brakes. It even has the added advantage of reduced brake dust as well. It's the best of both worlds.
The Bottom Line
It's more likely for newer cars to have brake discs than drum brakes compared to older cars the same way modern vehicles are more likely to use fuel injection technology than not. It's also common for the newest Dodge models around to feature two brake discs on the front and drum brakes at the back axle (or just rotors in every single axle). At any rate, choose your brake discs wisely.