Brakes Are The Most Important Service Even if they are not the most interesting, the brakes are one of the most important parts of any Honda, whether it is a sedan, SUV, or something else. The brakes are responsible for ensuring that you come to a complete stop in a timely manner, and their proper functioning is essential for remaining safe. Typically, if you go into the dealership to get your brakes serviced, you can expect several things. A team of certified technicians will take every step to ensure that your brakes are in good working order and functioning properly. To do so, they will remove all the wheels from your car. After that, they will inspect the hydraulics, along with their hardware and fluid. Then, the team will inspect the brake pads, rotors, and drums. At the end, they should tell you exactly what they found and whether any aspect of your Honda brakes need servicing.
Why Brannon Honda When you have your brakes serviced at Brannon Honda, you can be assured you have highly trained technicians working on your car or truck. Brannon Honda has been in the Birmingham market servicing brakes for over 20 years. We have a long history of getting your car back on the road quickly and safely. While your car is being serviced you can enjoy our waiting room with big screen TVs and free wireless internet. We can even use our shuttle to run you back to the house or the office if you need it. So if read below to see if your brakes need serviced and come visit us today.
How to Know When to Service Your Brakes
The tricky part for some drivers is figuring out when they should get their brakes serviced, but there is a very simple answer to this dilemma. Take a look at your owner's manual and see when it recommends that you have your brakes serviced. Follow the manual's guidelines as to the minimum frequency with which you need to service your brakes. Despite the owner's manual being a starting point for determining when to service your brakes, there is more to it than that. Sometimes brakes will wear out faster, so you should also take your Honda in for servicing if you notice any signs of unusual wear and tear on the brakes or feel uncomfortable with some aspect of their functioning. If you happen to notice that your brake pads are worn out, this is a good indication that you need to have them serviced. The pad is frequently visible between your wheel spokes, so it should not be an issue to glance at them every once in a while. In many cases, your car will actually emit a high-pitched sound to tell you that your brake pads should be replaced. If you hear a grinding noise, then this may also indicate some problem with your brakes. You should also service your brakes if you feel an odd pulling to the side when braking or driving your car or pulsing of the brake pedal during normal stopping, or if your brake pedal is starting to act temperamental.
Should I Replace or Resurface Rotors?
Brake rotors tend to wear down over time, and this component of your Honda's brakes will last a different length of time depending on various factors, such as the type of brake pads, the castings' metallurgy, the cooling efficiency, exposure to elements (like road salt and moisture), and how you drive. The easy way to tell whether to replace or resurface your rotors is to ask your mechanic, but there are also some general rules to help you decide for yourself. If the brake rotors are too close to the minimum thickness specifications (or past this point), then you definitely need to replace them as opposed to resurfacing. You will also need to replace the rotor if it begins to wear unevenly or becomes corroded. If you have any other questions about Honda brakes or are ready to have yours serviced, the team at Brannon Honda in Birmingham, Alabama, can assist you.