||It's important to know that factory brakes are made specifically for your cars make and model. Aftermarket brakes may claim to be just as good, but often they are made of a harder material which results in a premature wear to your rotors.
We are sure that you've heard those awful squeaks and squeals at some point while on the road. That's an aftermarket product for you! Factory brake pads won't produce those awful sounds, and have been tested by Honda for optimal performance, and to ensure that both you and your vehicle are safe.
The quality of parts used is another important aspect of brake repair that you should consider. There are lower-cost brake pads and rotors available, and as you may not have known, they are made of low-quality metal and often are improperly heat treated. These inferior components lack quality, and don't allow your vehicle's brakes to operate within the design criteria. One problem is that your stopping distance increases. For example, if a vehicle is designed to go from 60mph to 0mph in 230 feet, when low-quality parts are installed, that distance can increase to 280 feet or more. This could be the difference between no accident and a serious injury.
Common Warning Signs for Brake Trouble
What is done during brake pad replacement
- Squealing or grinding noises during braking
- Poor braking problem (hard to stop the car)
- Pulling to one side, or "grabbing"
- Loss of brake pedal
- Pulsation of the brake pedal during braking
- Clicking noises during braking
- Excessive drag during acceleration ("Anchor Away" Syndrome)
- Lit ABS light for the antilock brakes
- Install new brake pads
- Resurface rotors
- Lube caliper slides
- Inspect brake components