Brake pads apply pressure to the brake rotors (discs), creating friction to slow or stop the vehicle. Brake pad material wears down with driving and the pads should be replaced before the friction material is gone. The pads in genuine Honda brakes are manufactured with unique, specialized components, designed to reduce the squeaking and squealing that no driver wants to hear.
Brake rotors (discs) are squeezed by the brake pads, causing friction that reduces the speed of the rotors, which slows or stops the vehicle. Brake rotors also dissipate heat produced during braking. If you go too long without replacing the pads of your Honda brakes, your brake rotors will start to take on a lot of wear and tear, and could require replacement.
Remanufactured Brake Calipers
On disc brakes, brake calipers retain the brake pads and are mounted over the brake rotors. They create the clamping force used to slow and stop the vehicle.
On vehicles with rear drum brakes, the shoes press against the drum to slow or stop the vehicle. With driving, the brake shoe lining wears down. Brake shoes must be replaced before the friction material is gone.
Brake Drums vs. Brake Discs
Your Honda brakes might employ either brake discs or brake drums. As we noted above, brake discs might also be referred to as brake rotors.
Disc automotive brakes, which are paired with brake calipers, tend to offer superior stopping power. For this reason, they can usually be found on the front wheels of your Honda vehicle, or on whichever wheels receive power from the engine. In some cases, and especially with AWD, your Honda brakes may all be disc brakes.
Drum automotive brakes, on the other hand, are paired with brake shoes. They might be found on your rear wheels, or on whichever wheels do not receive power from the engine. Like brake discs, they provide a surface which generates friction while dissipating the heat produced in the process.
Brake lines and hoses transfer brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brake calipers. Although the steel lines and reinforced rubber hoses can withstand high brake system pressure, they can be susceptible to corrosion and damage from road debris, which can eventually lead to fluid leaks.
Why Service Your Honda Brakes with Our Dealership?
Ignoring brake drum or brake disc condition may lead to system performance issues, such as reduced stopping ability. Brake drums should be replaced if drum inside diameter is greater than the service limit, or if your brake drum has conditions that are deemed unrepairable, including scoring, grooves, corrosion, cracks, or contamination. For the same reasons, brake discs should also be replaced when you’ve gone too long without repairing or replacing your brake pads or brake calipers.
Whether your vehicle relies on disc Honda brakes or drum Honda brakes, regular service at the required intervals is the best way to ensure superior braking performance and reliability for years to come.
Honda Genuine Remanufactured Parts sold for non-warranty replacements are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile replacement parts limited warranty when purchased from and installed by an authorized Honda automobile dealer. See your vehicle’s warranty materials for additional terms and conditions.
Value and Trust
Honda dealerships strive to offer the same things people choose a Honda vehicle for, including reliability, dependability, and value. The Parts and Service Department is committed to earning your loyalty every time you visit and helping you prolong the life of your vehicle.
We carry out all service using Honda Genuine Brakes: the same OEM parts that the manufacturer used when they were putting together your vehicle in the first place! Since these automotive brakes are the only products guaranteed to work just as well as the components you’re replacing, you know that you can depend on our work.
Dealership Parts and Service personnel are trained professionals and are continually provided leading-edge customer service, process, and technical training. Combine that with up-to-date technical resources, specialized processes, and specific tools for your exact model and year, and you’ve got the right people to help make maintaining your Honda as satisfying as owning it.
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