Friday, April 15, 2022

How Often Should I Replace My Honda Brakes?

The brakes are one of the most vital automotive components. Once certain brake components wear, your stopping distance may increase. This is a serious safety liability. Learn how often you need Honda brake servicing. 

Brake Replacement Intervals 

There are two primary brake components that eventually wear and require replacement: the pads and rotors. 

The brake pads are fitted to the brake disc (the rotor). It provides friction and heat-resistance properties against the disc. The pads thin out with time and use. Brake pads on average need to be replaced every 50,000 to 70,000 miles. Factors like constantly slamming on the brakes accelerate pad wear.  

The rotors are the disk that the brake pads squeeze against to bring the car to a stop when you apply the brake pedal. On modern cars, rotors last anywhere from 30,000 to 70,000 miles.  

Ultimately, factors like your driving frequency and road conditions will dictate how often you need to replace the pads and rotors. It’s best to have a dealership technician examine the brakes during every service maintenance.  

Signs of Brake Pad and Rotor Wear 

The brakes will give off signs it’s on the brink of failing. Be on the lookout for these signs: 

  • Squeaking noise when you apply brake pressure 

  • The brakes have a spongy feel when you press down on the pedal 

  • The whole cabin vibrates when you apply the brakes 

  • The brake warning light on the dashboard lights up. This is the exclamation icon enclosed inside a circle. 

Schedule your next service maintenance at Keyes Honda. We perform brake repair and checkups on all current Honda models, including hybrids like the Honda Accord Hybrid. Never ignore the signs of faulty brakes. They require your immediate attention. 

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