The stopping power in your new Honda Accord sedan comes from brake pads applying pressure to the brake rotors (discs). This creates friction, which slows your car and brings it to a stop. Since this friction is abrasive and creates heat, the brake pad material will gradually wear down over time. It's important that brake pads be replaced when needed to preserve the safe braking ability of your car. If you hear any squeaking or squealing coming from your wheels when you apply the brake pedal, it's possible that the brake pads are worn down and need to be replaced.
When you apply the brakes in your vehicle, fluid is sent through the hydraulic system into the brake calipers, which, in turn, squeezes the brake pads to the brake rotors (discs). This wear will gradually reduce the effectiveness of the rotors.
On disc brakes, brake calipers hold the brake pads in place over the brake rotors. The clamping force slows and stops the vehicle. Drum brakes use a different system.
On older vehicles with rear drum brakes, the shoes press against the drum instead of pads pressing against the rotors. Like brake pads, brake shoes also wear down over time and must be replaced before the friction material is gone.
Brake shoes stop your vehicle by apply pressure to the inner surface of the brake drums. Once again, friction reduces the speed of the wheels, bringing your car to a stop. Brake drums dissipate heat produced during braking, which leads to their wear over time.
The brake system in your new Honda crossover is hydraulic, which means fluid must be transferred from the brake master cylinder to the brake calipers. This fluid is pushed through brake lines. Although steel brake lines and reinforced rubber hoses are made to withstand high-pressure systems, they are susceptible to corrosion, wear, and damage from road debris. If any air bubbles enter the hydraulic system, you could lose pressure. A common symptom of this is spongy brake pedal.
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We pride ourselves in offering professional auto maintenance and high-end customer service. When you bring your new Honda minivan into our service department for an affordable brake job, we maintain your vehicle to the factory-standard of performance and reliability. We look forward to telling you more about the services we provide at our Long Island, New York, area Honda brake service center.