Brakes Buying Guide
How They Work
It's simple. Step on your brake pedal, and your vehicle slows down. Step on it long enough, and it eventually stops. What brake systems do to make that happen, however, is more complicated.
Your ride's master brake cylinder acts first. It pushes brake fluid down hoses and lines to the brake calipers, which clamp brake pads onto brake rotors. (If you're driving an older model, it may press brake shoes to brake drums instead.) The pads and rotors (alternatively, shoes and drums) create friction during contact. This friction does the slowing and stopping. Newer vehicles may also get help from control modules or wheel speed sensors.
How You Tell When to Replace Them
Look for the symptoms. A brake warning light is one of the most obvious. Other signs include abnormal brake shuddering and noise and an overly low or soft-feeling brake pedal. There are worse symptoms yet. They include reduced brake grip, taking longer to stop, and pulling sideways unintentionally when braking. The most serious sign of brake problems, however, is grinding. It often indicates brakes gone bad, with real-time rotor damage happening because of degraded brake pads.
Think you need new ones? Do a thorough inspection to be sure. If you need to order parts, be sure you buy genuine.
Why Buy Genuine Honda Brakes
They're guaranteed to fit your model, a promise that the aftermarket can't necessarily make.
Where to Order Replacement Brakes for Your Honda Online
At our auto parts store. Simply browse our inventory by model and model year to find what you're looking for more easily. Buy now, and you can save project time, plus avoid the hassle of a line at the parts counter -- after all, we'll ship right to your address, and fast.
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