How Brake Rotors Stop a Vehicle

Resources Brake rotors (also called discs) are one of the three critical components needed to stop a vehicle. The rotor works with the brake caliper and brake pads to create friction against the wheels and tires, slowing them down. Transforming Energy According to physics, energy cannot be destroyed, only transformed. The process of stopping a … Read more

Brake Rotors | Brake Discs History

Resources Brake discs or rotors came into wide use by American car manufacturers in the mid-1970s. However, as with other automotive innovations, the brake rotor is much older. The first mechanical brake disc system arrived in 1898. It was fitted to the front wheel of an American electric vehicle built by Elmer Ambrose Cleveland. Fredrick … Read more