Why You Need Brake Pads
There's one hitch, though. Both the caliper and rotor are made of metal. They would warp and degrade quickly if there weren't a layer of protection in between. That's what your brake pads offer. There are four types of brake pads: organic, ceramic, metallic, and carbon fiber. They all do the same job of buffering the contact between the rotors and the calipers. Eventually, though, even the highest-quality brake pads can go bad due to the extreme heat that's generated when you brake.
How to Know When to Replace Your Brake Pads
Driving on bad brake pads is dangerous. It can also lead to your brake rotors warping from that metal-on-metal contact with the brake calipers. Look for signs like these:
- Squealing or grinding noises whenever you brake
- A vibrating brake pedal
- Requiring more time and space to fully stop
While you don't need to replace all four brake pads at once, you do want to replace either the front or both rear brake pad sets at the same time. Choose the best brake pads for your model. Those would be the ones made by Honda, since they're made to fit your vehicle exactly. Find yours in our online parts catalog and have them delivered right to your door. Order now!
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