Stopping power is crucial to your safety and the safety of others on the roads in and around Duluth area. When you need brake inspection, brake fluid exchange, replacement, or brake repair near Cumming, GA, you can trust the certified service experts at Honda Mall of Georgia to get the job done right. Learn more about the components of your Honda brake system and get answers to questions such as, “What are brake pads?” and, “What are drum brakes?” And if you’d like more information, feel free to contact our Service Center.
Brake pads apply pressure to the brake rotors (discs), creating friction to slow or stop the vehicle. Brake pad material wears down with driving and the pads should be replaced before the friction material is gone. Honda brake pads will typically need to be replaced every 25,000 to 70,000 miles. It is a good idea to consult our owner’s manual to find a recommendation for your specific Honda model. Need new brake pads for your Honda Accord or Honda Civic? Visit the Honda Mall of Georgia Service Center.
Brake rotors are circular metal discs connected to the wheels. The rotors (discs) are squeezed by the brake pads, causing friction that reduces the speed of the rotors, which slows or stops the vehicle. Brake rotors also dissipate heat produced during braking. Like the brake pads, the rotors will steadily wear down over time. While they usually don’t have to be replaced as often as brake pads, rotors are affected by your driving style and the road conditions and may have to be resurfaced before they reach the point of needing replacement. What is the average lifetime of brake rotors? You can expect your rotors to last 30.000 to 70,000 miles. Again, your owner’s manual will have a recommendation on when to replace the brake rotors.
On disc brakes, brake calipers retain the brake pads and are mounted over the brake rotors. They create the clamping force used to slow and stop the vehicle. With remanufactured brake calipers, components that are most prone to wear are replaced and tested to help ensure they perform to specifications.
On vehicles with rear drum brakes, the shoes press against the drum to slow or stop the vehicle. With driving, the brake shoe lining wears down. Brake shoes must be replaced before the friction material is gone. Brake shoes will typically last between 30,000-35,000 miles in urban use. In less demanding situations like highway driving in light traffic, brake shoes may last 80,000 miles or more.
In vehicles equipped with drum brakes, the brake shoes press against the inner surface of the brake drums, causing friction that reduces the speed of the drums, which slows or stops the vehicle. Brake drums also dissipate heat produced during braking.
You can expect your brake drums to last about 200,00 miles. Ignoring brake drum conditions may lead to system performance issues, such as reduced stopping ability. Brake drums should be replaced if the drum inside diameter is greater than the service limit. Some of the brake drum conditions that are deemed unrepairable include scoring, grooves, corrosion, cracks, or contamination. Taking care of them will help ensure reliability and your vehicle’s optimal braking performance.
Brake lines and hoses transfer brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brake calipers. Although the steel lines and reinforced rubber hoses can withstand high brake system pressure, they can be susceptible to corrosion and damage from road debris, which can eventually lead to fluid leaks. It is good to have your brake lines and hoses regularly inspected by professionals to maintain your safety on Cumming area roads.
Whether you are looking for brake repair near Cumming, GA, or are in need of new brakes near Athens, GA, the service team at Honda Mall of Georgia is here for you. Just schedule service with us online and put our experienced technicians to work for you today! Don’t forget to check out our current service specials and coupons to take advantage of some of the best deals in the Athens area. We’ll make sure that your Honda car, truck, or SUV is always running safely at peak performance levels, so come see us today!