Given that you have to hit your brakes several times throughout a drive, you certainly understand the importance of proper brake maintenance. Seeing as it’s so important that your brakes work correctly on the roads of Bloomington, Ellettsville, and Bedford, keeping up with fluid checks and necessary repairs is one of the simplest ways to ensure that your vehicle is always in its best condition.
At Andy Mohr Honda, we can help with all your Honda service needs, brake related or not. We’re staffed with a full team of service professionals who are highly trained and well versed in Honda repairs. Keep your brakes in top condition for all your travels with routine maintenance appointments!
Whether you’re a brake connoisseur or aren’t too familiar with them, you can rest assured that we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know. Below, check out our answers to some of our frequently asked questions:
How Do I Bleed My Brakes?
Bleeding your brakes is how to get all the excess air out of the brake lines, ensuring maximum stopping power. While you can always have the professionals in our service center take care of this task for you, if you plan on doing this yourself, you’ll first want to grab a buddy.
Essentially, you’re going to loosen a screw while your friend pumps the brakes to squeeze the brake fluid out. If you see bubbles, it means you have air in your lines. You’ll then need to tighten and loosen that screw each time the pedal is pressed and let off.
How Often Do I Need a Brake Inspection?
While the timeline for brake inspections doesn’t have any steadfast rules like oil changes do, many manufacturers recommend that you have your brakes checked every time you take your car in to have its tires rotated.
During this inspection, they will check your brake fluid, make sure that your brake pads are in good condition, and give your rotors a closer look to ensure they don’t need any work. If you get the all clear from your technician, you should be good to go until the next inspection. However, if you notice irregular noises, reduced stopping power, or something similar, you’ll want to seek assistance right away.
Should I Repair or Replace My Brakes?
When it comes to your brake pads, you should always choose to replace them if it comes to it. Over time, they will become worn, which isn’t something technicians can repair. Meanwhile, so long as your rotors aren’t damaged from worn-down brake pads, it’s recommended to have them replaced every 10,000 to 20,000 miles.
Your rotors are different, however, as they can be serviced when you replace your brake pads. This should keep them in good condition, though you’ll want to think about replacing them within the 50,000- to 70,000-mile marks. Until your rotors come to that point, though, you can choose to have them resurfaced and repaired.
Check your vehicle’s maintenance schedule to find out when you should regularly check your battery!
Schedule Your Brake Service
To make scheduling your next appointment as simple as the click of a button, we offer an online scheduling tool to our customers in the Bedford, Bloomington, and Ellettsville areas. We also offer flexible hours to make things work around your schedule, as we want to ensure that you always get the service appointments your vehicle needs.
Let us take care of your brakes here at Andy Mohr Honda, where you can rest assured that you’ll always have every bit of stopping power you need.