Brake rotors and brake pads slow or stop your car through the use of friction.  But, did you know that there are two different friction mechanisms at which brakes operate?  If not, no need to worry.  This article will tell you what these two friction mechanisms are and why it will prove useful for you to know.  

 

So, what are the two friction mechansims you say?  The answer is abrasive and adherent friction.  Abrasive friction and adherent friction are the two ways your brakes absorb and handle heat when stopping. While all brakes display a bit of both mechanisms, certain vehicles might utilize one over the other.

 

Abrasive friction is the mechanism by which the energy of motion is transferred to thermal energy

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There is a very effective way for auto enthusiasts to reduce the brake fluid temperature overall during periods of high performance driving, and it involves making material changes to the brake caliper components. 

 

There are several different types of metals that can be used as a connective between brake pads and brake system fluid, and it is the properties of the metals that will affect the thermal transfer of heat from one to the

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This question is asked by many, and there is no simple answer to the question.   There are a few different reasons that a brake rotor would need to be adjusted or replaced, but not one that applies to all situations.  In a lot of cases, you may not even have to replace a brake rotor as they could simply be resurfaced back to factory specifications using special equipment. 

 

What we are going to do with this article is explain to you a few different circumstances when brake rotors need to be replaced and also situations where brake rotor repair is not

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