Brake inspections are recommended for your Honda along with oil changes every 5,000 miles or 6 months. This is an inexpensive way to prevent brake catastrophic failure. Brake parts wear as they do the job of slowing your vehicle. Pads and rotors lose a small amount of their material every time you brake and need to be replaced when they reach the wear limit specified by Honda. Brakes wear at different rates based on highway miles vs stop and go driving, temperature, and other factors. Because of this regular inspections should be important to you. Brake problems can often be noticed by the following symptoms:
- Squealing sound while braking
- Burning smell after braking
- Vibration during braking
- Brake warning light on
- Longer stopping distance than usual
As well as regular pad and rotor service, brake fluid needs to be regularly replaced. This specialized fluid works well; it transfers your foot pedal braking force to the brake pads at each wheel, giving you the braking action you need. Heat is generated when you use your brakes. It ends up in the brake fluid, which means brake fluid must be able to absorb lots of heat before it boils. But brake fluid requires regular drain and fill service because it absorbs moisture and other contamination.
This results in lowering the boiling point of the brake fluid. Water in the brake fluid causes corrosion to form in your internal brake parts requiring them to be replaced before their time. If you brake hard going down a hill old, water-containing brake fluid may boil resulting in brake fade. This is most likely if you drive in hot climates.
Bubbles in the boiling brake fluid mean the brake pedal must travel farther and farther to accomplish the same brake force. This ca lead to complete brake failure, (ineffective brakes). Because of these possibilities periodic brake inspections and brake fluid changes must be done for the safety of your family.
Wheel sensors work with your anti-lock braking system, (ABS), and stability control to prevent loss of control in slippery conditions.
Our mechanic will insure they are working as new when the brakes are inspected. Finally, regular hand brake adjustment must be done. As a result of brake wear slack in the hand brake occurs which must be adjusted out for the hand, (emergency), brake system to operate dependably. At Fremont Foreign Auto we have dedicated brake repair experts.
Call us at 510-793-6067 or visit our website to get a quote and book an appointment for a brake inspection or any auto service you require.