These days you have several different kinds of rotors available for use in vehicles. Drivers and vehicle owners often have strong preferences in this area, which is why aside from blanks, you can also get slotted, drilled, and slotted and drilled rotor types on the market for something extra. The brake rotor in your vehicle basically serves as the point of contact when the brake pads squeeze in to slow or stop wheel motion.
Drilled and slotted rotors offer several advantages stemming from their design, such as better cooling under heavy braking conditions, clearing away of dust and gas produced during braking action, etc. If you are headed in for a disc replacement, the following advantages should sway you in favor of this option.
Drilled and Slotted Rotors Function Well in Wet Weather
At times when there is significant precipitation to deal with, your car’s braking profile would usually change for the worse. When this happens, you are better off having drilled and slotted rotors installed, because the holes in them would set up your brake pads with a better bite at the times when the brake system is engaged. This means more friction, and since water escapes through these holes, a drier system and consequently enhanced performance.
These Rotors Prevent the Brake Pads Glazing
Brake pads in any car can form a glaze after continuous braking over long periods, such as when you are driving down a mountain. Friction produced between rotor and pad is the immediate reason for this. Even lighter braking can have the same effect over time, which you may only notice when you hear a squealing sound from the worn pads. Drilled and slotted rotors reduce the chances of this by allowing the pads to effectively disengage. There is less danger of the pad fusing to the disc, and of the brakes performing badly.
They are Better Even for Daily Driving
If you commute a lot on a daily basis, you will want two things out of the braking system that you use: constant friction, and a solid bite. With these, you get stronger stopping power, along with a greater certainty of it being available in uncertain situations. Drilled and slotted rotors tend to be more consistent in this regard, and they do not affect brake pedal responsiveness either. Any driver would appreciate the confidence that gives them in their vehicle.