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Honda Brake Pads and Rotors in Burlingame

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors

 

Honda brake pads and rotors take a huge amount of strain during even a daily commute into Daly City. When the brake pedal is depressed, the calipers force the pads against the rotors, which is what slows your vehicle. Of course, all that friction will cause wear, so you’ll generally need to have your Honda brake pads changed every 50,000 miles and your Honda brake rotors changed every 30,000 to 70,000 miles.

That means brake pads and brake rotors will usually be checked and changed during your scheduled maintenance visits, but they may sometimes require attention sooner. With that in mind, read on to discover:

  • Warning Signs You Need to Change Your Brake Pads
  • Warning Signs You Need to Change Your Brake Rotors

 

Warning Signs You Need to Change Your Brake Pads

If you’re worried your brake pads might need to be replaced, you can simply carry out a visual inspection. It’s hard to see just how worn the friction surface is by taking a look, but what you can do is check out how thick each brake pad is. If any of your vehicle’s brake pads is less than a quarter of an inch thick, you should have it replaced.

Further warning signs you’re driving with worn brake pads include:

  • Harsh squeaking or squealing sound when you hit the brakes.
  • Sound of metal-on-metal grinding when you hit the brakes.
  • Active brake lights even when the brakes aren’t applied.
  • Vibration through the brake pedal when you hit the brakes.

 

Common Warning Signs You Need to Change Your Brake Rotors

You can also perform a visual check on your brake rotors. You’ll find them on the wheel hub just behind the hub cap. If there are any surface cracks, you should schedule servicing immediately. Further warning signs include:

  • Sound of metal-on-metal grinding when you hit the brakes.
  • Vibration through the steering wheel when you hit the brakes.

 

Find Out More by Visiting Our Burlingame Service Center

We’re always happy to provide the servicing tips and advice you need to keep your vehicle running in the best condition possible. For any further assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

 

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