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Pro Tips To Avoid Warped Brake Rotors

Here are some things to consider that will help prevent warped rotors:
Upgrade to cross drilled rotors or cross drilled & slotted rotors.
Cross drilled rotors and cross drilled and slotted rotors will provide better heat ventilation. It will bring the temperature of the rotor down to a point where heat spots are least likely to form. Cross drilled rotors will prevent the glazed effect from brake pads.
When you change new brake pads make sure to take the time to do the proper break in.
Use proper lug nut tightening procedures.
Lug nut torque is very important when it comes to the integrity of your rotors. Varying torque from one lug nut to another can cause your rotors to warp over time.

• Always use a torque wrench when tightening lug nuts.
• It is good practice to tighten the lug nut in a criss-cross pattern.
• You do not need to jump on the wrench to tighten the lug nuts. Simply use your body weight on the torque wrench until it stops turning.

If you do this evenly to all the lug nuts on each wheel in a criss-cross pattern you are on the path to maximum rotor life.

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