When it comes to keeping yourself and your family safe, the brakes are some of the most important features in your Honda — and the brake pads play a major role in this system. When your Honda needs new brake pads, visit Bommarito Honda Superstore, serving Florissant and Bridgeton. We proudly perform front and rear brake pad replacement; when you visit us, you’ll find out just why drivers from all around the St. Louis Metro Area choose Bommarito Honda Superstore for service.
To answer this, let’s take a quick look at how a disc brake system works. When you step on the brake pedal, calipers tighten, squeezing brake pads against the rotors, or discs. The brake pads themselves consist of a metal backing and a softer, friction-resistant lining. The lining is what presses against the rotors, and it’s designed to wear down so that the parts won’t suffer friction damage. If the lining wears down too much, the metal backing is what will press against the rotors. This can cause the rotors to become warped or otherwise damaged and make it necessary for you to have more extensive brake work performed. Before this happens, you’ll need to have the brake pads replaced.
The best way to answer this is by saying that you should have them replaced when necessary. We find that this usually falls somewhere between 25,000 miles and 50,000 miles, but even that is a huge range. Rather than going based just on mileage, it’s best to have your brake pads inspected regularly. Our technicians will check the thickness of the lining and let you know if they need replacement.
Especially when your safety is at hand, it’s always best to trust the experts and use approved parts. At Bommarito Honda Superstore, we employ certified technicians who have been trained by Honda and know the ins and outs of your vehicle. Not only that, but we’ll use high-quality OEM Honda brake pads. If you choose a quick-lube place, independent mechanic’s shop, or nationwide auto service chain instead, you’ll get aftermarket brake pads that may not last as long or work as well.
Bommarito Honda Superstore, Brookes Drive, Hazelwood, MO, USA