VW Rotor Buyer's Guide

Every Volkswagen with a disc brake system also has a set of rotors. What are rotors, exactly? This buyer’s guide will teach you everything you need to know about the rotors on your car.

Why You Have Rotors in Your Car


The rotors in your Volkswagen serve as a link between your rotating wheels and the braking system. A rotor is attached to the wheel hub, therefore it spins along with the wheel while the car is in motion. When you hit the brakes, the caliper and brake pads stop the rotor, which in turn stops the car.

This write-up goes into more detail about the function rotors serve.

The Costs of Replacing Your Rotor

When it’s time to replace your rotors, one of the first decisions you have to make is whether to do it at home or to have a VW dealer do it for you. Cost is probably one of the biggest factors in your decision. In a perfect world, we would give you a one-size-fits-all price for a rotor replacement. Unfortunately, VW rotor replacement costs vary because of several factors:

  • Labor
  • Replacement parts
  • Related repairs

This guide covers each factor and will help you determine the best course of action that fits your budget. If you're wondering how to get VW rotor replacement costs for your vehicle, that guide is the best one around.

OEM Rotors Vs. Aftermarket Rotors

Have you settled on replacing the rotors yourself? The next thing to decide is to whether to get OEM or aftermarket replacement rotors. There are pros and cons to each type. We think that OEM is clearly the better choice. OEM rotors are higher quality, match VW rotor specs exactly, and come with a great warranty policy. You can see a more complete comparison between OEM and aftermarket rotors here.

Genuine OEM VW Rotors at Discounted Prices

Skip the dealership and order genuine OEM Volkswagen rotors online at a discounted price. At VW Parts Vortex, we offer OEM rotors at the lowest prices. Take a look at a couple of our best sellers: