The disc brakes in your Acura have many parts. Brake rotors are the discs themselves, connected by ribs to your wheel hubs. They're critical components of any disc brake system, alongside brake calipers and what's installed on them, namely, brake pads.
What brake rotors do is help produce the friction that slows and stops your Acura. They do it by clamping with the calipers and pads. The main job of a brake rotor, however, is to help dissipate the excess heat the braking process generates.
There are four types: blank & smooth, drilled, slotted, and drilled & slotted brake rotors. Many Acura sedans use blank & smooth rotors. Most Acura SUVs use either slotted rotors or drilled rotors. Some Acura sports cars and high-performance vehicles, though, use drilled & slotted rotors. This is because they're some of the best at dispersing heat. No rotor lasts indefinitely, however. If yours don't wear out from old age, they can break down from hard use.
To figure out when your brake rotors should be changed, consult your vehicle's owner's manual. It'll probably recommend replacing them every 70,000 miles. However, you can also look for signs of possible rotor problems, which include wobbling during braking, abnormal brake noises, and rotor surface damage. In such cases, run a full inspection to be sure of causes and replace any rotor you need to. However, be sure to do it in pairs. It'll ensure your Acura can keep braking properly.
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