Narrator: It isn’t pretty but rust and corrosion are unwelcome facts of life. Especially in the Great White North known as Canada, where roads are salted during the winter. Inevitably, your wheel will end up looking like this.
James Bell: Your brake rotors, you don’t think about it until you are mad at them. The wheels are the shoes. So if you are driving around with ugly shoes, the whole car looks wrong.
Narrator: In fact, nearly half of vehicle owners surveyed think that rust and corrosion are one of the top things that bother them about their vehicle. So General Motors set out to develop brake systems that wouldn’t rust, calling it Foretic Nitro Carborizing
John Calabrese: We’re impregnating the surface of this rotor with nitrogen and carbon to give it a hard finish. It enhances the appearance of the rotor, so it doesn’t rust. It also extends the life of the rotor so your cost of ownership goes down. We estimate four hundred dollars, and most importantly the performance of the brake systems. The lack of rust on a rotor allows the vehicle to not have pulsation; you don’t feel shutter in the hands.
Narrator: On average, brake rotors need maintenance every 64,000 kilometers. GM feels their system will double that, which means nearly 130,000 kilometers of good looking wheels.
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