How often do you replace brake discs?

It seems that the answer to this question is simple. Unfortunately not. Brake discs play a very important role in our vehicle, and most importantly – their speed of wear in most cases depends on ourselves because our driving style has the greatest impact on the frequency of changing the brake disc. According to manufacturers, the replacement of brake discs should be between 60,000 and 80,000 kilometers. Most mechanics believe that the replacement of brake discs should take place every second replacement of brake pads.

A person who prefers an aggressive driving style (frequent rapid acceleration and strong braking) should take into account the need to replace brake discs every 30,000-40,000 kilometers. The driver who prefers a quiet driving style, without strong braking, can expect to change the brake discs even every 100,000 kilometers.

What are the symptoms of the used brake discs?

The most common symptom of worn-out brake discs is the so-called “beating” during braking, which is manifested by a shaking of the steering wheel. The occurrence of this symptom is very dangerous and means that you should go to the mechanic as soon as possible to replace the brake discs. It is a good habit to regularly check the condition of the car’s discs. In the case of cracks or visible edges, it is information that the blades are suitable for replacement.

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Many mechanics suggest rolling the brake discs to eliminate runout. This solution can only be used if the thickness is adequate and their general condition is not in doubt.