Broken or worn-out windshield wipers are not the end of the world; however, there will be no discounting their importance when your vision is unclear and blurred because it’s pouring rain or snowing out. When that happens, your wiper blades’ utility will become all too obvious. It is much better to keep a close eye on your wipers and to be aware of their condition than to be caught in a horrible situation on the road that could’ve been avoided. Being able to recognize the signs of aging blades, and also how to go about getting them replaced, can definitely serve you well.
Solid and vented rotors made with gray cast iron are the most common types of rotors. Drilled and slotted rotors are a variation of the same design. A vented rotor more commonly has a space between the two friction surfaces of the rotor. This helps with cooling and is more common on the front of the vehicle because the front brakes do most of the brake work. A solid rotor is just that – solid. There is no space between the two friction surfaces. Due to the brake-proportioning valve, the rear brakes only do about 20 to 30% of the braking and do not need to endure the same amount of heat t... [More]