To determine the best brake rotors for your car, it is first important to make a decision. There are to ways to go with this choice. You can go with the OEM issued rotors or you can upgrade your brakes with a better quality rotor. Let’s take a look at both issues.
The idea that a car is built in Japan, America or wherever is somewhat archaic these days. Nearly every car is built in a host of countries. Your Ford has some parts built in Mexico and some in Canada. Heck, it even has a few made in America, but not many. So how can these cars be called “American”? Well, they are assembled in the country for the most part. Regardless, the “OEM” title for a part refers to the actual company that built the part and shipped it to the car company for assembly with the rest of the car.
OEM means original equipment manufacturer. This is the standard issue for most cars. If you want to buy a brake rotor that simply mirrors the performance of your old one, you should buy another set of OEM rotors for your vehicle. You can occasionally identify the OEM by looking in your owner’s manual, but more often then not just need to contact the parts section of your dealer to get a quote. Don’t buy from the dealer. They mark the parts up like mad, so you can get a much better deal online for the same exact part.