Get expert Honda maintenance and repair at Prime Honda 128 in Reading, near Peabody and Woburn

While the primary function of your vehicle is to take you from one place to another, being able to stop is perhaps even more important. Improperly functioning brakes are a hazard to everyone on the road and can negatively impact your driving confidence. So, that makes proper brake care a vital component of vehicle maintenance. Since brakes are usually out of sight, it’s easy to take them for granted until an issue emerges. However, preventative maintenance can help mitigate a problem before it gets dangerous.

What are signs that my Honda needs brake service?

The most obvious tell-tale signs of a troubled braking system are unnerving noises like squealing or grinding. However, there are other indicators to be aware of, such as:

  • Excessive steering wheel vibration
  • Unusually stiff or spongy brake pedal feel
  • ABS warning light illumination
  • Pulling to one side
  • Strong acrid or burning odor

The lifespan of your Honda's brake pads can vary—from 30,000 to 70,000 miles—depending on the operating conditions and your driving habits. However, there's no predefined limit, so it's important to have your brakes checked regularly. According to Honda, the brake pads should be checked once a year or every 15,000 miles, whichever comes first, and replaced when they wear past a certain point. Brake fluid should be checked and topped off at the same interval and fully replaced after three years or 45,000 miles. Rotors typically outlast pads, but should be checked regularly to ensure even wear.

How long does brake service take?

The amount of time it takes to inspect and service a braking system depends on the required work. A standard brake inspection can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, while a simple brake pad replacement can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. If the brake system is in bad shape, service can take longer. And if parts need to be ordered, then it may take a few days.

Schedule Honda Brake Service near Burlington and Danvers, MA

If you have any questions about brake service or the recommended maintenance schedule for your specific Honda model, please reach out to Prime Honda 128 at your convenience. And if your Honda's brakes are due for a checkup, we’ve made it easy and convenient to schedule Honda service online. We'll be happy to assist you.

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