Honda Pilot Brake Disc
Tips to Keep the Proper Function of Your Honda Pilot Brake Disc
The Honda Pilot brake disc works in tandem with the brake pads to stop or slow down your tires from moving. It evenly distributes the heat in your brakes so overheating can be prevented. However, this essential braking component can also be damaged due to different contaminants or too much heat. Thus, you must keep your brake disc clean and protected to keep its proper functioning. Here are some tips to keep your brake disc in its finest condition:
- Use a sandpaper to remove rust deposits in other areas of your brake disc.
Surface rust can be easily removed from your brake disc through its friction with the brake pads. However, for areas in your disc that cannot make contact with the pads, you must sand them to take away the rust deposits. One of those areas is the rotor hub, in which the wheel studs pass through. You must also sand the area between the hub and the disc itself. This is because rust can accumulate in the inner areas. To make the sanding procedure evenly, it is better to have a good access on your disc by having it removed. You must place your disc on a flat surface, so you can sand it properly.
- Use the appropriate cleaners to keep your brake disc free from contamination.
Once your brake disc is removed, you can wipe it with a clean cloth and a brake cleaning fluid. The fluid can prevent further contaminants from settling on your brake disc. Do not use any strong chemicals on your disc that may damage its metal material.
- Have the thickness of your brake disc checked to avoid pulsations due to misalignment or damage.
You must inspect the thickness of your brake disc to prevent warping. Keep in mind that your brake disc and its hub must be matched, so brake pulsations will be avoided. For this matter, have your brake disc examined by using a micrometer. This can determine if your brake disc can be resurfaced, which can save you the cost from repairing or replacing it.