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Oldsmobile Brake Rotor in Canada

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The Oldsmobile Brake Rotor is what brake pads grab onto to stop your car. It is a disc that has brake calipers that hold the brake pads on both sides of the Oldsmobile Brake Rotor. When you step on the brake pedal inside your car, fluid is sent to the calipers, which causes hydraulic pressure to squeeze your Oldsmobile Brake Rotor in between the pads. This literally causes your car to stop.

A good way to know it is time to have your Oldsmobile Brake Rotor looked at is when your car starts to shimmy or vibrate when you hit the brakes. This is a sure sign that your Oldsmobile Brake Rotor is warped. Basically this means there is an uneven spot on the Oldsmobile Brake Rotor due to worn out pad that grind on the rotor. They wear a grove into the Oldsmobile Brake Rotor that will need to be repaired.

Sometimes the rotor can be shaved in order to even it out, but this really depends upon how deep the grooves are. Each rotor has to remain a certain thickness (noted right on the rotor) and if shaving it will cause the thickness to fall below this number, you will need to replace the Oldsmobile Brake Rotor completely. This is why you should always have your brake pads changed as soon as they start to show wear.