Does Akebono make rotors?
With more than 90 years of brake design and production expertise, Akebono provides the automotive industry with superior stopping power, quiet performance, longer pad and rotor life, and advanced braking and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) solutions.
What does rotor resurfaced mean?
Resurfacing Your Rotors Sometimes your rotors may need to be resurfaced because they have worn unevenly, warped from heat, or become damaged by worn brake pads or pitted from corrosion or rust. Resurfacing rotors removes some of their metal, until the surface is smooth and even again.
What is a painted rotor?
Coated Rotors. Simply put – thoroughly coating a rotor can provide corrosion protection. ‘Painted’ is just that – a layer of paint that will disguise protection in the short term, rapidly wear and result in the same cycle of corrosion.
What are ventilated rotors?
Vented Rotors Vented Brake Rotors are common on most modern vehicles. They have a hollow channel between the inner and outer surfaces. This channel (or vent) allows the rotor to shed more heat. This helps to prevent Brake Fade. Vented rotors are usually installed on the front axle due to the vehicle’s Brake Bias.
Is Akebono a good brand?
Akebono Is One Of The Best Aftermarket Brake Brands On The Market. There are some aftermarket brake pads that don’t deliver as much value as OE pads. There are some aftermarket brake pads that are leaps and bounds better than OE products. The best way to end up with a better pad is to go with a reputable brand.
What happens if you don’t resurface rotors?
A resurfaced rotor must meet the minimum thickness specification defined by the rotor manufacturer. If a rotor can’t meet the minimum thickness, you shouldn’t resurface it as it’ll become too thin, unsafe, and warp easily. Next, the rotor mustn’t be warped or cracked. Always get a new rotor for this type of damage.
Should I buy painted rotors?
It’s very important to not paint the disc surface. Like painted calipers, painted rotors can make your vehicle look nicer. The paint can also prevent corrosion in these areas.
Which is better solid or vented rotors?
Solid rotors that have a slightly larger surface and offer better durability and stopping power. Vented brake rotors that provide better cooling and are less likely to warp and fade, particularly when heat cycles spike up and down during a competition.