Slotted Rotors vs Plain Rotors
With all the different types of rotors available today, it can be intimidating when you don't know which one fits your needs. We get multiple calls a day from customers asking if the slotted rotors are the right brake rotors for their needs. In short, there is nothing wrong with the way plain brake rotors function, as we assure that all of our rotors are made to meet and exceed the manufacturer's specs.
Let's get back on topic. As we all know, brakes are one of the most important components to your own safety and the cars safety as well. With every driver, there is a specific driving preference which is why there is such a variety of brake rotors available.
One of the most popular and versatile brake rotors would be our slotted rotors. Slotted rotors are brake rotors with slots etched onto the friction surface of the rotor. These slots help "wipe" the brake pad clean during each pass and help maintain an even pad wear as well as performance. While even pad wear promotes longer brake pad life, the slots also help direct brake dust away from the face of the wheel, keeping your car cleaner as well as preventing severe debris build up around your brake components.
Lastly, all BrakePerformance Slotted Rotors feature slots which extend all the way to the edge. This is especially helpful during wet driving conditions as the slots help with direction water on the surface of the rotor away from the friction area, reducing wet braking distance.
Often viewed as performance rotors, slotted rotors offer benefits for everyone. Regardless if it's an SUV, or daily commuter, improved braking performance in all weather conditions and better brake pad life is a plus in anyone's book.