It’s hard to overstate the importance of brakes when it comes to automotive safety. After all, good brakes can be the difference between stopping on time and running head-on into a collision. It pays to take care of your brakes, which is why Honda of Champaign offers front brake pad replacement service. We welcome drivers from as far away as Mahomet, St. Joseph, and beyond to experience the difference of genuine front brake pad replacement at Honda of Champaign.
Brake pads are a vital part of the disc brake system. Each disc brake consists of a rotor, a caliper, and brake pads. The rotor, or disc, is mounted to the wheel’s hub. The caliper holds the brake pads in place, with a small amount of distance between the brake pads and the rotor. When you step on the brake pedal, the caliper squeezes together, forcing the brake pads to contact the rotor. This creates friction and brings your vehicle to a stop.
Though the backing of brake pads is made of metal, the part that comes into contact with the rotors is a friction material that wears down faster. This material, or brake pad lining, keeps the rotors from being damaged, which would happen if metal were to grind against metal. Of course, if you go too long without changing brake pads, the lining will wear away entirely, and the metal-on-metal grinding will begin. This will warp the rotors and make your drive much less safe. Though changing brake pads may seem irritating, it’s a lot safer and much less expensive than changing the entire braking system.
At Honda of Champaign, our technicians will always use OEM Honda brake pads. These parts are made to meet the stringent quality standards that Honda is known for. While some aftermarket brake pads meet those standards, many others do not. If you go with aftermarket brake pads from a local mechanic’s shop or a big service chain, you may find that you’ll have to replace them much sooner than otherwise would have been necessary. Don’t take risks with your safety; instead, go for the real thing.
At Honda of Champaign, scheduling your front brake pad replacement couldn’t be easier. Just use our convenient online service scheduling tool to pick the day and time that work best for you. We even offer Saturday service hours, so finding something that fits in with your schedule is a breeze. We look forward to serving you at Honda of Champaign!