The original factory brake rotors in your vehicle have to be in good condition in order for your braking system to operate as it should. The brake rotor, which is also known as a disc brake, attaches to the tire's hub. When you step on the brake and cause brake fluid to rush to the calipers, they compress against the brake rotor to create the resistance that slows your wheels down. Apply enough pressure and you come to a complete stop. Brake rotors are made of hard material, such as steel or cast iron, which enables them to stand up to the tremendous heat and pressure they encounter on a daily basis.
However, the wear and tear from your commute can eventually cause problems. If the metal coating has worn away from your rotors, that makes it harder to slow your roll. An even greater concern is when you feel vibrations as you apply your brakes. That may mean that your rotors have warped. If that happens, your brake pads are no longer making consistent contact with your rotors. You may even hear a squeaking sound if this is the case. While your disc brakes should be solid for about 70,000 miles of service, you want to pay attention to potential problems. Driving with worn rotors can lead to complete brake system failure. If yours need replacing, don't trust anything but the original Mopar® rotors and hardware that are designed for your model. They meet the precise specifications, so you can count on their performance. Find yours through our online parts center.