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Close-up of a dirty brake rotor

How to Clean Brake Rotors

If there’s one thing you want your brakes to be, it’s dependable. Good brakes are important no matter what you drive and need to be maintained no matter how much of a DIY mechanic you fancy yourself to be. Learning how to clean brake rotors and staying on top of it is an easy way to help maintain your brake system’s safety.

Lexus GS F without noisy brakes

Noisy Brakes: Telltale Signs of Trouble You Shouldn’t Ignore

Wouldn’t it be great if our cars told us when something is wrong? In a way, they already do. Modern cars have instrument panels with dozens of symbols and warning indicators. These notify you of basic issues, like the windshield washer fluid is low, as well as possibly dangerous problems. Cars make a lot of noise, but there are a few telltale noises that signal your brakes are the culprit…

Brake rotors can be made of six different kinds of materials. Choose the right brake rotor for your car.

Brake Rotors: The Six Different Types

Your brakes serve a very basic purpose: stopping your car. But there are choices to make when dealing with your brakes, not least of all choosing the right kind of brake rotor. Brake rotors can be made of six different materials, each with its own advantages. Let’s take a look at the six most common brake rotor material types, their pros and cons, and which type may be the right ones for you…