Your brakes rely on friction to bring your heavy, rapidly moving vehicle to a safe and controlled stop. This friction is generated between your brake pads and your Chevy Malibu brake rotors. Mounted at each of your wheels, your Malibu brake rotors are one-piece metal discs that spin along with your axles.
When you engage your brakes, the brake pads flanking your rotors are brought into simultaneous contact with the disc, which grinds against the frictional lining and stops your wheels from spinning. As you can imagine, all this grinding generates quite a bit of heat.
Another function of your Chevy Malibu brake rotors is to dissipate the heat from both braking surfaces through rapid spinning. Since your Malibu brake rotors turn so quickly, they also serve to keep your brakes clean by throwing off water and dirt through centrifugal force. Keeping your brake rotors in good shape is essential to your safety, because worn rotors make it difficult, if not impossible, to stop. One way to maintain your Chevy Malibu brake rotors is to make sure that your brake pads have at least a quarter inch of lining on them. When your pads become worn too thin, you should change them right away before your rotors are damaged as well. If your Malibu brake rotors are damaged, you may notice either a loud grating sound, a shuddering brake pedal, or pulling to one side when you stop. Keep in mind that you will need to replace your brake pads whenever you change your brake rotors.You will find a great selection of brake rotors, brake pads, and all the brake components you need in our extensive online catalogue.