Embertek brake rotors are fully coated and balanced to prevent judder. Whether you need a new rotor for improved braking or just want a simple replacement due to wear and tear, our products would suit you perfectly. Our rotors cover most types of vehicles from Sedans, Hatchbacks to SUVs and 4WDs, as well as a wide range of brands to include Japanese, Korean to European and American cars. Here's why our brake rotors stand out from the rest:
- Manufactured to meet or exceed OE specification
- Fully coated for optimal corrosion protection
- Mill Balanced to Prevent Judder
- Safe and consistent braking assured
- Easy, fast and hassle-free replacements
- Casting-in facility with quality assurance IAFT 16949 standards
Before we go into detail about our brake rotors, let’s first know some important details of this nifty piece of equipment.
What is a Brake Rotor?
Also known as, brake discs, brake rotors are a vital component of a vehicle’s braking system. They support the braking capabilities required for running your car for hundreds of kilometers in different conditions. When you push the brake pedal, the brake pads of your vehicle come into contact with the brake rotors to cause friction. This stops the wheels from spinning, so the vehicle comes to a halt. There are four main types of brake rotors:
- Smooth/Blank: Smooth brake rotors have the greatest surface area since they do not have drills or slots on them. These are ideal for standard driving conditions and not for repetitive or extreme braking.
- Slotted: These have grooves/slots along the face, which come into contact with the brake pads. The slots help to increase stopping power and are ideal for high-performance braking.
- Cross-Drilled: Cross-drilled rotors are designed for aesthetics rather than performance, and are not too common in vehicles nowadays. These are a better choice for driving in wet weather since the drill holes allow the water to escape and keep the braking system components dry.
- Drilled and Slotted: These rotors have drill and slot markings on the surface and offer the combined benefits of slotted and drilled rotors.
We offer smooth brake rotors with a coating surface, which are good for most vehicles in normal driving conditions. Brakes are a vital component of any vehicle and must always be kept in optimal condition. Maintaining them is one way to do that. Or you may need different brake rotors for your unique requirements that complement the braking style and driving conditions.
When Should You Replace a Brake Rotor?
Depending on the usage, driving style, and type of brake rotors used, we recommend that you replace your brake rotors anywhere between 25,000 to 100,000 kilometers. Some signs tell when you should replace them. The screeching or grinding sound as you brake is a sign of metal-on-metal contact that could cause damage to rotors. Moreover, when you press the brakes and feel a pulsating sensation or shudder, it means the rotors have undergone enough abuse. Besides this, the friction and heat caused by frequent braking can wear down the metal of rotors. Failure to replace them at the right time can diminish the overall effectiveness of the braking system.
Why Our Coated Brake Rotors Are a Better Option?
Along with normal wear and tear, brake rotors are frequently worn down in harsh environments and need to be protected to prevent corrosion. A robotically-applied, spray-tested, and oven-baked protective zinc coating helps in inhibiting corrosion due to environmental factors. Therefore, coated brake rotors are preferable to non-coated ones. Other benefits of our coated rotors:
- Brake rotor edges stay cleaner for longer
- Performance and airflow is optimized
- Rust formation is prevented for longer
Benefits of Our Balanced Rotors
The small notches on the sides of some braking rotors are mill balanced notches. These are the result of, what is commonly known as, ‘mill balancing,’ where the milled areas help to balance the rotors and reduce vibrations while driving. Imbalanced rotors may cause the bearings to wear down faster than balanced ones. Therefore, we suggest you opt for our balanced rotors to support your entire braking system.
The type of brake rotor you choose can make all the difference in the smoothness and quality of your ride. Therefore, we recommend that you use coated and balanced brake rotors for your driving comfort.