This depends largely on the type of driving you do around Chantilly! If you use your brakes often, like most city or urban drivers, you'll need car brake service more often than someone who does most of their driving on an interstate in Virginia.
Why do Centreville Car Brakes Need Replacement?
The parts that make up your vehicle's brake system (like brake pads, rotors, caliper and brake fluid) wear down over time and will eventually need to be replaced. One of the most common auto brake repairs we perform at Joyce Koons Honda Service in Manassas is the replacement of brake pads (or shoes). Regardless of what they are made of (ceramic or metallic), brake pads wear down each time you step on the brake pedal - that's how they work to stop your Honda!
If you allow your car brake pads in Centreville to wear down too much without replacing them, the metal that holds the pads will make contact with the brake's metal rotors (or drums). This not only makes your brakes less effective (and less safe!), but also increases the wear and tear on your brake rotors/drums, meaning they will need to be replaced as well!
Fairfax Brake Repair Warning Signs
There are several warning signs most drivers will experience before the car brakes (rotor, pads, caliper) reach the point of potential failure or require additional brake services.
While driving in Fairfax, listen, look, and pay attention to how your vehicle is driving to help alert you to a looming brake repair. Some common questions you should be asking yourself if you are concerned you may need service on your Honda brakes:
- Does your brake's ABS warning light come on when you are driving?
- Does your Honda steer or pull to one side when using your car brakes?
- Do you hear a grinding or squealing sound when you push the brake pedal?
- Do you feel a pulsing or does your brake pedal feel spongy when you step on it?