Honda Pilot Brake Disc and Pad Kit
How to Keep Your Honda Pilot Brake Disc and Pad Kit Clean and Functional
Your Honda Pilot has an improved braking system that promotes safety at all times. Its components, which include the brake disc and pads, allow the heat produced when braking to be regulated within the system. In addition, they work to convert said heat into thermal energy that enables your vehicle to slow down. However, their regular functions alone are enough to wear down your brake disc and pads. To keep them from wearing out and failing prematurely, you need to frequently monitor the condition of your Honda Pilot brake disc and pad kit and keep it clean at all times. You must also consider your own safety in the process. Here are some helpful tips for you:
- Let the braking system cool down first before you start cleaning especially when you're using a brake cleaner.
The brake cleaner rids your brakes of excess oil, grease, leaked brake fluid, and dirt residues to make them function smoothly. Make sure, however, that your brakes have completely cooled down before you apply the cleaner. Spraying it on a hot surface may cause it to combust spontaneously, thus releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Such chemicals are poisonous, that's why it is also advised that you work on a well-ventilated area and you wear protective eyewear and gloves when dealing with brake cleaners.
- Use a wire brush for stubborn dirt or spots.
Dirt on the brake disc surface must be washed away after spraying brake cleaner. In case there are hard-to-remove dirt on the crevices and inner areas of your brakes especially on the caliper, you can scrub them off using a wire brush.
- Remove rust and corrosion immediately.
Surface rust on the disc isn't something to worry about as they can be eliminated by normal braking. When the disc and pads come in contact with each other as the brake pedal is stepped on, rust on the disc surface is also swept off. However, if you noticed rust on the inner components of your brakes, you have to deal with it the soonest. Of course, you need to take the brake assembly off especially the rusted component before spraying rust cleaner and scrubbing the affected area with sandpaper until the rust is completely eliminated.