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September 2, 2021

Identify Bad Rotors By Looking Out for These Symptoms

No matter how often you take your car for maintenance checkups, you’re still bound to encounter issues at some point. Sad to say, no vehicle is exempted from wear and tear. Fortunately, with the warning signals that your car displays, you can avoid further damages and expensive repairs by taking it to the mechanic as soon as you notice certain car problems.

One such problem is having defective brake rotors, which happens more frequently in vehicles driven by those who have a habit of slamming on the brakes. Whether or not you happen to be one of them, it’s important to check your rotors every once in a while. Doing so will save you a fortune and reduce the possibility of you getting into a road accident.

Get your brake rotors examined by a mechanic upon detecting any of these common symptoms:

  1. Unusual vibrations

If you feel an excessive vibration or pulsation while pressing the brake pedal, your rotors are most likely worn out. Damaged rotors tend to vibrate irregularly. You’ll notice them usually in the pedal or, in some instances, through the steering wheel or chassis.

  1. Grooves or score marks

You might see grooves or visual scoring in your rotors when you’ve been using them for a long time now. This happens because rotors are designed to have a thickness that wears over time. Regular contact with the brake pads causes these marks to appear in the long run.

  1. Longer stopping distances

Another obvious sign of a bad rotor is increased braking distance. Warped rotors no longer interact with the brakes effectively as they used to, which is why you’ll notice a change in your car’s braking performance. Also, keep in mind that it’s somehow pointless to buy new brake pads when you have damaged rotors — they will wear out quicker.

  1. Noise from the brake

The most common symptom associated with poor rotors is a noisy brake. Rotors that are extremely worn out or warped may produce scraping or squeaking sounds respectively. If you hear any of these strange noises, you better call your mechanic right away.


You Can Use Your Old Clunker to Help Vets in Need

Would you believe that you can use your clapped-out car to transform the lives of the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your community? Many of them are unable to find decent jobs to support themselves and their families. Some are suffering from service-connected disabilities and illnesses, including mental health disorders. Some others are out there on our streets and sidewalks, homeless and forced to beg for money and food from passersby just to survive.

It’s truly heartbreaking to learn that their lives have turned out this way after all the sacrifices they made while serving our nation.

You can help them get back on their feet. All you have to do is donate any old and unwanted vehicle you have to Veteran Car Donations. By auctioning off that vehicle, we’ll convert it into a life-transforming instrument for the destitute vets in your local area.

Proceeds from the sale of your auto donation will go directly to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. Like us, they are also committed to improving the living conditions of our veterans. The money will help them render more services to more deserving veterans. These services include providing them and their families with free access to quality health care, counseling and psychotherapy services, job opportunities, housing assistance, financial aid, scholarships, and family support.

As our way of showing gratitude for your gift, we’ll mail you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your vehicle within days after its sale. This will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

We’ll also be hauling your vehicle away without charging you a single dollar.

However, the best reward you’ll get is the priceless feeling of satisfaction, knowing that your act of charity will help uplift the lives of our neglected and suffering heroes.

We take almost all types of vehicles, including those that are barely running. As long as the car you’re donating is not stolen or abandoned or a total wreck, we wouldn’t have a problem accepting it.

There’s also no problem as far as your location is concerned. We can collect your donation wherever you are located in the country since our vehicle donation program covers the entire United States.

For more information regarding our donation program, you may visit our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach us anytime at 877-594-5822. You may also leave us a message here.


Make Our Heroes Smile Today

If you’ve always wanted to get involved and make a difference in the lives of our former soldiers, now would be the best time. Allow us to turn your old clunker into a vital source of hope for them. Donate your vehicle to Veteran Car Donations by calling 877-594-5822 or filling out our online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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