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Centric Premium Brake Rotors - High Quality Coated OE Replacement

  • Starting at $7.49
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Centric Brake Rotors - OE Replacement

  • Starting at $7.75
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Centric CGX Brake Rotor - All Weather

  • Starting at $10.20
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Raybestos Pro Grade Brake Rotors

  • Starting at $12.10
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Centric High Carbon Brake Rotor - Highest Quality OE Replacement

  • Starting at $15.23
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Raybestos Element3 Premium Coated Brake Rotors

  • Starting at $15.75
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Centric Drilled Rotors - OE Quality Replacement Discs

  • Starting at $17.40
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Brembo Brake Rotors OE Replacement

  • Starting at $24.51
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C-Tek Economy Drilled-Slotted Rotors - OE Replacement Discs

  • Starting at $25.12
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C-Tek Economy Slotted Brake Rotor

  • Starting at $25.25
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Goodyear Premium Brake Rotor

  • Starting at $25.98

C-Tek Economy Drilled Brake Rotor

  • Starting at $29.05
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StopTech Drilled/Slotted Brake Rotors - Best Price - Select 227

  • Starting at $37.28
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StopTech Rotors - Drilled High-Carbon 128

  • Starting at $39.25
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StopTech Rotors Drilled/Slotted High-Carbon 127

  • Starting at $39.25
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StopTech Rotors - Slotted High-Carbon No Warp Rotor

  • Starting at $39.25
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EBC Brake Rotors

  • Starting at $41.02
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Centric Drilled-Slotted Rotors - OE Quality Replacement Discs

  • Starting at $44.87
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Centric Slotted Rotors - OE Quality Replacement Discs

  • Starting at $46.57
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EBC Sport Slotted & Dimpled Brake Rotors

  • Starting at $64.14
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DBA Street X-Gold Cross-Drilled & Slotted Disc

  • Starting at $72.12
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DBA Street T2 Slotted Disc

  • Starting at $83.54
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DBA Brakes T3 Slotted Rotors

  • Starting at $93.51
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DBA Street X-Gold Black Hat Cross-Drilled & Slotted Disc

  • Starting at $95.74
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DBA 4000 Cross-Drilled & Slotted Disc

  • Starting at $108.90
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EBC Slotted Brake Rotors - Ultimax

  • Starting at $115.70
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Hawk Talon Cross Drilled and Slotted Disc Brake Rotors - Pair

  • Starting at $116.49
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EBC Blade Brake Rotors - High Carbon

  • Starting at $121.78
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DBA 4000 Black Hat Cross-Drilled & Slotted Disc

  • Starting at $136.58
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Hawk Talon Slotted Disc Brake Rotors - Pair

  • Starting at $140.73
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EBC factory drilled rotors

  • Starting at $143.92
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Wilwood ProMatrix Rotor Kit

  • Starting at $173.54
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DBA 5000 2-Piece T3 Slotted Disc With Black Hat

  • Starting at $352.35
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DBA 5000 2-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Disc With Black Hat

  • Starting at $367.45
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DBA 5000 Cross-Drilled & Slotted Disc Gold Hat

  • Starting at $367.45
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EBC 2-Piece Brake Discs BMW OE Replacement Smooth and Coated Rotors

  • Starting at $379.75
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StopTech AeroRotor - Black Hat - Single

  • Starting at $390.55
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GiroDisc 2-Piece Slotted Performance Brake Discs - Pairs

  • Starting at $576.61
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EBC 2-Piece Slotted Brake Rotors-Pair

  • Starting at $699.00
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StopTech AeroRotor 2-Piece Rotor Kits - Pairs

  • Starting at $775.75
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Brembo Racing 2-Piece Porsche Replacement Disc

  • Starting at $1644.15
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Brake Rotors

Today’s ‘disc brake’ systems, largely centered on what we refer to as brake rotors, originally emerged in 1898 during the design-build for Elmer Ambrose Sperry’s electric car. By 1908, however, Frederick William Lanchester refined Sperry’s original work significantly, and ultimately formalized and patented a first system for that era’s ‘consumer automotive market’.

Between then and now, while materials and technologies have evolved accordingly, central components and general operating processes still apply today. As a consequence, DIY buyers can choose from hosts of brand providers such as BuyBrakes.com, offering nearly any type and/or technology necessary to ensure that a customer’s vehicle always stops efficiently, while at the same time avoiding wallet shock along the way.

What are Brake Rotors?

What is a brake rotor?

This central braking component, colloquially referred to as a ‘rotor’ or ‘disc’, is represented by a circular plane that rotates in conjunction with a vehicle’s axle. Stopping power is applied to the rotor by means of calipers fitted with brake pads; that pinch or clamp down on the plane, thereby creating enough friction to stop the vehicle on-demand.

Most consumer or commercial brake rotors are fabricated of metal, or metal-alloy; although in specialized situations, rotors are sometimes crafted of more exotic materials including carbon fiber.

How do brake rotor components improve your vehicle?
  1. Better design – The design of disc systems afford customers significantly more stopping power when compared with less sophisticated systems such as drum types. This is principally due to the increased braking surface offered by the discs themselves, and frictional dynamics associated with increased efficiency provided by the caliper system.
  2. Reduced heat – Heat is bad for braking systems since heat-warping can occur that limits a system’s ability to produce necessary frictional force. Disc systems tend to marginalize warping by producing more effective cooling across the system’s entire rotor plane. This in turn means better, more effective braking throughout its operating cycle.
  3. Easier to maintain – Disc systems are simpler to deal with due to a reduced number of primary and subordinate components, along with the advantage of better physical access to all components.

What types of brake rotors do BuyBrakes provide?

Depending on a customer’s needs, varying levels of performance can be expected of each type of brake rotor. These major categories include:

Smooth
This design offers excellent performance for daily driving needs. Advantages include; a large rotor surface excellent for heat dissipation, resistant to cracking over time, rigid and dependable, and in specialized cases can be utilized for competitive purposes in conjunction with enhanced brake pads and fluids.
Slotted
This design provides enhanced performance over daily driver needs. Advantages include; grooved surface aids better brake pad contact, enhanced heat dissipation, reduces overall friction during heavy braking.
Cross-drilled
This design further extends performance-oriented driving. Advantages include; further enhances pad/rotor contact, offers impressive aesthetic value, design tends to reduce liquid adherence to rotor face, thereby allowing for better braking in wet conditions.
Drilled and Slotted
This design offers excellent overall behavior, particularly in the case of heavy-duty use. Advantages include; extended heat dissipation, durable and dependability for high-weight towing or similar purposes, specifically valuable when mated with high-viscosity fluids such as DOT 3 or 4.
What major brake rotor brands are available?

FAQs

How do you know you need new brake rotors?
There are some tell-tale indications of impending brake rotor problem. These include:
  1. Noisy brakes
  2. Unusual vibration
  3. Visible scuffing and/or grooving on the face of the rotor
  4. Reduced stopping power
You can read more about how to change brake rotors on our help section.
What causes warped rotors?

While there are a host of issues related to rotor warping, the most common impact occurs due to repeated heavy braking that produces excessive heat over time.

Can you drive a car with bad rotors?

This is a particularly bad idea. The major concern relates to reduced stopping power when a panic-stop is required.

What is the average life of brake rotors?

This is typically subjective, and depends on the driver, and how the vehicle is used over time. However, as a rule of thumb, brake rotors should be replaced, or at least maintained and/or turned from between 15,000 to 35,000 miles.

You should research all the necessary requirements in order to make a solid decision about your own brake rotor situation. Once you’ve decided on a course of action, take time to discuss your thinking with a premier provider like Buybrakes.com in order to move forward.