Honda Accord Brake Disc and Pad Kit
Tips to Get More Life Out of Your Honda Accord Brake Disc and Pad Kit
One thing that makes Honda Accord a hit is its commitment to providing unmatched safety for everyone behind its wheel. But what good is that if you won't spend time and effort in maintaining your Accord's safety components, especially the brakes? If you've been enjoying your Accord for a while now, don't you think it's time that you also give it the kind of maintenance it deserves? To stay safe on the road and to keep yourself from getting a new Honda Accord brake disc and pad kit sooner than you expect, keep these simple tips in mind:
- Don't overuse your brakes.
You may not be aware of it, but some driving habits are actually bad for your brakes. These include riding your brakes and making hard stops from higher speeds. Such practices put too much wear and tear on the brakes, causing the rotor to heat up faster, therefore encouraging warping.
- Replace brake pads that are worn beyond their service limit.
Once the brake pads are worn beyond their service limit, it will be risky for you to continuously use your ride. Most brake systems nowadays come with wear indicators, making it easy for drivers to know when it's time to replace their brake pads. Alternatively, you can do a visual inspection to determine if there's enough friction material left on the brake pads.
- After replacing any brake component, take time to bed your brakes.
Another good way to preserve your brakes is to spend some time bedding them every time you replace one of its components. "Bedding in" is actually wearing out your brake components the right way to extend their service life and avoid brake problems. Check your manual or the instructions that come with the new part you've installed for the proper way to bed them.
- Lubricate the back of your new brake pads before installing them.
If you're installing new pads, one way to prevent brake noise and vibration is to lubricate the back of the pads before putting them on. Just be cautious enough so as not to contaminate the friction material of the pads. Make sure also that the lubricant you'll use is made especially for brake components. Using the wrong lubricant will just cause brake damage or degradation over time.