Brake Replacement

 
Did you know that factory brake pads are designed specifically for your car? While aftermarket brake pads may claim to fit your car, they are made of a harder material, which results in premature wear to your car's rotors. Factory brake pads won't produce the squeaks and squeals that aftermarket brake pads do, and every factory brake pad has been tested by Honda to ensure that they perform best for the safety of you and your vehicle.

The quality of parts used to make brake pads is another important aspect of the brake repair process. Of course there are cheaper brake pads and rotors available, but they are made of a low-quality metal and often are improperly heat treated. When these inferior quality components are used, the brake pads will not allow the vehicle's brake system to operate within the design criteria. For example, stopping distance increases. If a vehicle is designed to go from 60mph to 0 mph in 230 feet, if you install aftermarket brake pads, this distance can increase to 280 feet or more. Those 50 feet could be the difference between no accident and a serious injury.

Common Warning Signs for Brake Trouble
  • Squealing or grinding noises during braking
  • Poor braking problem (hard to stop the car)
  • Pulling to one side, or "grabbing"
  • Loss of brake pedal
  • Pulsation of the brake pedal during braking
  • Clicking noises during braking
  • Excessive drag during acceleration ("Anchor Away" Syndrome)
  • Lit ABS light for the antilock brakes
What is done during brake pad replacement
  • Install new brake pads
  • Resurface rotors
  • Lube caliper slides
  • Inspect brake components
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