Stopping your vehicle begins with you, the driver, depressing the brake pedal. And, that’s when the magic happens. Whether it’s a red light, a stop sign or a lifted drawbridge, when it comes time to stop, you press the brake pedal and the car stops.
How Rotors Work with Your Braking System
The brake pedal engages your vehicle’s master cylinder, which forces brake fluid into the brake lines and to the brake calipers. Lined with the brake pads, the caliper surrounds the top of your brake rotors. The brake pads squeeze the rotor surface, which slows and ultimately stops the wheel from turning. Here’s how it all “brakes” down.
- Driver’s shoe meets
- Pedal meets
- Master cylinder meets
- Brake fluid meets
- Brake line meets
- Brake caliper meets
- Brake pad meets
- Brake rotors
Other Types of Performance Brake Accessories
Like all other vehicle parts, when it comes to brakes and rotors, a whole host of high-performance options are available. This includes performance designs that aid in braking like cross drilled rotors, slotted rotors and even cross drilled and slotted rotors.
The biggest brands are all famous for different reasons. Brembo rotors are known for the cross-drilled and slotted design, StopTech rotors are famous for slots and Centric rotors make a legendary solid disc. Another brand to look into is EBC rotors. In fact, a quick look at any EBC rotors review online reveals that these are the best bang-for-your-buck rotors out there.
So, the next time you press your foot to the pedal, take some time to consider the fantastic instrument that is your brake rotor—it’s a wonderful thing!