Performing your own car maintenance can be quite a rewarding experience. Of course, it can also be pretty frustrating, at least at first. It really helps to learn a little bit about the work you are going to do. This is particularly true if you want to replace your CrossDrilledRotors.ca brake parts brake rotors.
SOLID SURFACE BRAKE ROTORS
Sometimes referred to as smooth-surface brake rotors, this type is typically made of solid cast iron. Most importantly, this is the standard rotor in all OE, non-performance vehicles. In other words, when you buy a car brand new from the manufacturer (or, more likely, a dealership), these are probably the rotors that are installed. Most used cars will probably have this rotor type, too, unless they have been modified, of course.
SLOTTED SURFACE BRAKE ROTORS
Somewhat similar to solid-surface brake rotors, the slotted surface variety provide improved friction limits. This makes them a more appropriate choice for upgraded competition and high-performance vehicles. These are also typically better suited for large trucks that haul heavy loads, as well. It is important to note, though, that while they are, technically, “performance” parts, slotted surface brake rotors also tend to have a shorter pad life.
CROSS-DRILLED SURFACE BRAKE ROTORS
If stopping power is what you are looking for then cross-drilled surface rotors might be just what you need. These offer the most friction resistance for the buck so they are the smartest investment for massive power needs. That does not mean, however, that they are suited for all cars that need excellent friction. For example, these rotors tend to wear unevenly and that means they are not good for street racing vehicles. In fact, these rotors are best for heavy vehicles that driven consistently in rainy conditions.
CROSS-DRILLED and SLOTTED SURFACE BRAKE ROTORS
A combination of cross-drilled and slotted, of course, these kits offer both types of surface cuts and that means you get the benefits of both as well. Typically, these are best suited on street vehicles since you will enjoy both excellent stopping power as well as longevity.
SLOTTED and DIMPLED SURFACE BRAKE ROTORS
These are slotted surface rotors with dimples added to the surface. The dimples provide the added benefit of improved stress-crack resistance that typically accompany non-drilled rotors but also with the aesthetics of a drilled rotor.