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What is involved in a Brake System Inspection? Checking Honda Brake Parts & Brake Systems

At Crown Honda of Southpoint, we offer a multi-point inspection with any service visit that encompasses inspecting your Honda brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among back-up items, not just your brake system. Our mechanics will also look at the following when inspecting your brakes:

  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is needed
  • Brake Operation & Parts - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for wear and tear
  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of and brake fluid leaks
  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are active and need regular checking as they can wear over time

Crown Honda of Southpoint has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inDurham

Contact Crown Honda of Southpoint when you need quality brake service in Durham NC. If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team. You can also click here to Schedule your service appointment today. We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more. Our Honda Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, nimble & reliable maintenance & brake repair for your automobile.

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

The Honda brake system is comprised of the following key components:

  • Backing plate & return spring holds your Honda braking system together so it can function correctly.
  • Parking Brake cable or adjuster is a steel cable used to activate the parking brakes. When the lever is used or pedal depressed, the cable pulls the calipers or drums to activate the parking brake of your Honda.
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Honda rotors to slow or avert your vehicle.
  • Brake Hoses carry brake fluid from the brake line to your Honda brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be inspected typically for cracks and added symptoms of deterioration. Check your Honda maintenance schedule for more information on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby extending the life of your brake system.
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and computer allows your vehicle to keep traction on the road at any times.
  • Rotors also called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to avert the wheels from spinning. There are many types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let Southpoint Honda find the best type of brake rotors for your Honda
  • Brake pads or shoes are the components that physically makes contact with your brake rotor and apply pressure or friction to slow and avert your wheels from turning. It's extremely extraordinary to keep Honda brake pads fresh by replacing them as the undergo quite a bit of stress every time they are used. Check your Honda maintenance schedule for the recommended mileage intervals.
  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your Honda brake pedals to function the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.

Brake pads consist of two layers: a metal backing plate and a high-friction material that includes rubber, fiber, carbon & other materials. Over time, brake pads wear down and can even start squeaking. This noise is the metal backing plate & the rotor touching, which also acts as a safety measure to let you know your brakes need repair. This can also cause damages to your rotors and, in some cases, can even start warping them. In addition to serving as a "platform" for the friction material, the backing plate also protects the brake caliper from excessive heat buildup.

Brake calipers cover the rotors and contain pistons. The deposit of pistons depends on the type of brake system. Brake fluid from the master cylinder forces these pistons to maneuver the brake pads against the disc. The brake caliper will evenly distribute pressure against the brake disc. Commonly, the more pistons in a caliper, the more evenly the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

Honda Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Wear and tear on your brakes depends greatly on your driving habits and the type of brake pads your Honda has, but consistently front brakes wear out before rear breaks at 30,000 - 60,000 miles because they are naturally under much less stress.

How much do new rotors cost?

It depends on whether you need your Honda rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. At Crown Honda of Southpoint we'll have one of our Honda technicians probe your vehicle to give you a recommendation and estimate. As mentioned earlier, since we are able to order parts directly from Honda we can save you time and money replacing your rotors.

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

Typically you will need to replace rotors in pairs starting with the front axle of your Honda as they tend to wear out quicker. Honda rotors should be replaced by 70,000 miles but may wear out faster depending on your driving habits and a host of further factors. Schedule an appointment online with Crown Honda of Southpoint to get a free multipoint inspection on your entire brake system.

Honda Brake Specials near Durham

Our Honda department is able of diagnosing any problem your vehicle may have and give you the information you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just excellent customer service which is why we are rated the best brake repair shop in Durham! An industry leader in parts & service, we have service advisers on standby accessible to assist you with diagnostics & repairs. Crown Honda of Southpoint located near Durham is the highest-rated service & repair center in a unique position to help you with all your automotive needs.

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to do at least 2 rotors at a time. Usually, your Honda front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of different factors. Consult Crown Honda of Southpoint for more information by dialing 9843004924 and ask for a multipoint inspection of your entire braking system. At Southpoint Honda our Honda diagnostics are free during every visit.

How much does a Honda Brake Flush cost?

Proper vehicle inspections and principal maintenance like a brake flush can prevent you from having to deal with costly repairs in the future. Bring your Honda to our dealership to make sure your brake system is operating correctly. We can check your brake pads, fluid levels, rotors, calipers, brackets and everything in your brake system.

Why choose Crown Honda of Southpoint for all your Honda brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with improving one issue at a time, but not us. At Crown Honda of Southpoint, our Service Center strives to perfectly diagnose/fix your vehicle the initial time. This saves you hours at the franchise, money on unnecessary repairs or unneeded auto repair. We are proud to serve all Honda owners and are the finest location to service your Honda car, truck or SUV in Durham and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the finest appointment time for you or visit the store. Even if it's just for a fast multi-point inspection or alignment check, our team will be more than delighted to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Crown Honda of Southpoint?

This can be a more complicated question to answer. Since there are innumerable components to a brake system, there are individual items that may be crucial for your service. Some vehicles may just need new brake pads, others may need a brake fluid flush, while some may need a resurfacing of rotors and new brake lines due to leaking brake fluid. Depending on the results of the multi-point inspection, your Honda brake service may include:

  • New Brake Hoses/Brake Lines
  • New Brake Rotors / Brake Drums Resurfaced
  • Brake pad Replacement
  • Brake Caliper Replacement
  • Brake Fluid Flush & Brake Fluid Replacement
  • Brake Master Cylinder Replacement
  • Brake Rotor & Brake Caliper Alignment

How much does a brake job cost?

Brake pads for a Honda can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired.

Resurfacing rotors is much cheaper than replacing them. Ask us about the possibility of simply resurfacing your Honda rotors rather than replacing them.

Honda Brake rotor replacement can cost anywhere between $300 - $750 for all four rotors to be replaced. This price estimate constists of labor and parts. At Crown Honda of Southpoint we have a variety of brake specials & coupons to save you money! Because we are supplied OEM parts directly from the manufacturer, we are able to find parts at wholesale prices and pass those savings to our customers unlike non-franchise service centers or Honda brake repair shops. We also specialize in Honda brake repair saving you on labor costs by getting your vehicle's brake job completed in a timely manner.

How long do Honda brake rotors last?

This depends heavily on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you're driving. Honda rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Consult your Honda maintenance manual for more information. Remember, it's always a suitable idea to have your entire brake system inspected by a franchise dealer with the ready for use training to spot achievable issues before the cause damage to alternative components of your Honda brake system. Crown Honda of Southpoint offers a variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 9843004924 or schedule an appointment online today!

Honda Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake components consistently wear out well after the front brakes due to the level of stress required to slow a automobile. Some rear brakes can last up to 50,0000 - 80,000 miles, but you should consult your Honda service manual for recommended maintenance intervals for all components. Keep in mind you should always have your service squad perform a multipoint inspection which includes inspecting your brake system.

What are the signs and symptoms of bad Honda brake rotors or pads?

Just like there are known brake issues, there are extremely unmistakable signs that can indicate the cause of a brake problem. Warning signs include a shaky steering wheel, trouble stopping or a loud metal scraping sound are all indicators that you need to check your Honda brakes. However, there are innumerable disparate, and less indisputable, indicators that your Honda brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Crown Honda of Southpoint if you experience any of the following:

  • Your vehicle doesn't stay straight when you brake, pulling in either direction
  • Your Check Engine or Brake Warning Light on your dashboard comes on
  • It takes your vehicle longer distances to stop than normal
  • Your car is wobbling or rocking when driving at higher speeds
  • Unusual vibrations, shaking or noises occur during braking
  • You are over the number of miles that Honda recommends between brake fluid exchanges for your vehicle
  • The brake pedal presses farther to the floor than ordinary or seems light or loose, and even requires more force/pressure than usual
  • You have grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes
  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles. Brake inspections should be at least once a year. (Crown Honda of Southpoint offers a complimentary multi-point inspection every visit)

Honda Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is liable for moving the components of your Honda brake system. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can dramatically affect braking performance. Brake fluid should be changed often. Consult your Honda maintenance manual for information on definitive mileage intervals.For all brake similar questions or concerns, reach out to our Honda experts at Crown Honda of Southpoint. You can even schedule your appointment online.

Honda Brake Specials

Not only will you receive a discount on your brake service but you'll also get to enjoy the many perks of doing business with Crown Honda of Southpoint. Crown Honda of Southpoint offers the finest estimates on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Durham. You can find one of our many brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for additional savings. We're the highest-rated service squad in Durham with factory-trained technicians, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! So browse our special offers consisting free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 9843004924.

How much do new brake pads cost?

Honda brake pads can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired. In some remote cases, they can be even more if the manufacturer requires a singular type of brake pad to be ordered for your Honda. Contact Crown Honda of Southpoint today at 9843004924 or schedule your brake service online.

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your Honda rotors will mostly last longer than your brake pads as long as you replace your pads before doing damage to your calipers or rotors. By not replacing your brake Honda pads in a timely manner you can damage the back-up elements.