Brake Service at Big Island Honda
We know how much you rely on your Honda vehicle. It’s an important part of your day-to-day activities, so when it comes to brakes – a crucial part of any Honda – it makes sense to keep them in good shape. From keeping any eye out for issues, to getting them regularly and properly checked, taking care of your brakes is an integral part of your Honda’s maintenance plan. Luckily, our service centers in Hilo and Kailua-Kona are ideal facilities to take your Honda for brake issues. Here are a few things to look out for:
Sights and Sounds
When it comes to checking your brakes, your first line of defense is to look and listen. Determine how much wear has occurred by looking at the brake pads through the spokes on the wheel. You’ll want at least ¼ inch of pad left.
Also, keep an ear out for high-pitched screeching when you apply the brakes. This is a warning signal built into the brakes themselves to let you know it’s time to visit a Honda service center to get it checked out. This sound may also happen after a car wash or heavy Kamuela rain, in which case, it is not likely a sign of your brakes needing service.
Unresponsiveness and Pulling
If the brake pedal sinks all the way to the floor, this may be a sign that the brake fluid is leaking or that air is leaking as well. Keep an eye out for fluid under the car after being parked. There may also be uneven brake wear if the car pulls to one side when braking.
Grinding and Vibration
A loud metallic grinding noise may indicate that you’ve worn down the pads all the way, in which case, they may be beyond replacement. Any pulsating vibration on the brake pedal can signal that the rotors have been warped.
Visit One of Our Two Oahu Service Centers!
Brakes are obviously an important part of your Honda’s maintenance. Our service centers in Hilo and Kailua-Kona offer comprehensive repairs, so both are ideal places to take your Honda for brake service, an oil change, and more. Contact us today to schedule your appointment, and learn more about our current Honda service coupons and specials!