All Hondas are built to be reliable and long-lasting but some car parts will need repairs or replacement over time. Brakes are the crucial safety system of your Honda. At Toole’s Garage we offer full range of brake service and repairs, including brake pad replacement, brake caliper replacement, rotors replacement, brake fluid testing and replacement, to name just a few. For your safety, we highly recommend regular Honda brake inspections and service.
Warning signs your Honda needs a brake service
Because brakes are so important to your safety, it is important to recognize signs of potential brake issues:
If you hear squeaking, squealing or grinding sounds when you engage your brakes, call a mechanic. Squealing and squeaking noises can indicate that your brake pads are getting worn, while grinding noise can mean that brake pads are worn out and rotors and calipers are grinding against each other. Grinding noises are not to be ignored, and you should get the brakes serviced as soon as possible.
Soft or spongy brake pedal
Ideally, your brake pedals should feel firm underfoot but when they’re due for servicing, they may feel “spongy” – not quite as responsive as you are used to, and you may have to push the pedal nearly to the floor before they engage. At this stage, the brakes should be serviced as soon as possible.
Vibration while driving
Another sign of brakes problems is vibration in the steering wheel when you engage the brakes. It could be due to warped rotors. We recommend taking your vehicle to your trusted Honda mechanic to have the brake system checked.
Brake Light is “on”
When the brake light on your dashboard comes on, it’s time to schedule an appointment – there could be something seriously wrong with your Honda’s brakes.
Have your Honda’s brakes been behaving strangely? If you notice any of the signs above, it’s time to bring in your Honda to a trusted repair shop to get the brakes inspected and repaired. To learn more about our Honda services, visit our Honda service and repair page.