Subaru Forester Brake Rotors are actually brake "disks," which is what is actually referred to in the term "disk brakes." In the early days, the brake rotor was cylinder-shaped. A pair of brake shoes would expand from the inside against the surfaces of this cylinder, and the resultant friction would slow the wheels, stopping the vehicle. Today, that old cylinder-and-shoe assembly has been replaced by a disk and a pair of calipers that actually work the same way as bicycle brakes.
Of course, stopping a 40 pound bike and a 180-210 pound rider going 15 MPH is a whole lot easier than stopping a 2-3 ton automobile traveling at 35-50 MPH - so automotive brakes use special pressurized hydraulic fluid and a power assist in order to do their job. The smooth surface of the Subaru Forester Brake Rotors is protected by a layer of resin and steel wool that constitutes the brake pad. When your brakes start whining as applied, it indicates wear in those pads, which should be replaced.
When this is done, it's a good idea to have your Subaru Forester Brake Rotors resurfaced by a professional machinist working in a well-equipped machine shop. He'll shave a razor-thin layer off of the rotor surface, smoothing out any scars that may have been inflicted by the calipers as the pads were wearing away. If those brake rotors have been seriously damaged, however - if they are warped, or have cracks in them - you'll want to log on to our website to find the best deals on new brake rotors right away.Get free shipping when your order totals $50 or more!