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How Do Brake Pads Work?
When you put your foot to the brake pedal to come to a stop, you're applying force to your brake rotors to stop your wheels from spinning, and each time, it puts incredible stress on the pads. In order for them to do their job properly, brake pads need to be able to take incredible levels of force, friction, and heat, so they can't be made out of just any old material. Yet, even pads with the strongest materials will wear away over time; it's an inevitability that your brake pads will need replacing due to the damage done by regular braking.
How Long Are Brake Pads Supposed to Last?
The lifespan of your brake pads can vary greatly depending on the kind of driving you do; after all, they only wear away with use. If you do a lot of highway driving, your brake pads could last as long as 70-80,000 miles, but if you spend most of your time in the city in stop and go traffic, you're looking at about 30-40,000 miles.
Most brake pads will let you know they are wearing down with a sharp, squealing noise, but you can always check by looking at the brake pad itself to see how much material is left. The type of material can also have a significant effect on the longevity of your brake pads.
What are the Different Types of Brake Pads?
Brake pads can be made from a variety of different materials, and there are benefits to each different type. If you are looking for a particular type of brake pad, one of our representatives will be able to go over the options available to you for your Honda.
- Organic Brake Pads: Organic brake pads are made from non-metallic fibers bonded to a composite material often treated with graphite. Fillers are also added to help reduce noise.
- Ceramic Brake Pads: Sometimes called synthetic brake pads, these are usually made from fiberglass and aramid fibers, weighing half as much as average brake pads and offering up stronger resistance to wear and tear.
- Metallic Brake Pads: Made from pressure-bonded metals, these pads found their start on the track due to their high strength and impressive braking capabilities, but organic brake pads have all but replaced them in most vehicles.
Why is it Important to Buy OEM Brake Pads?
When we mentioned the lifespan of brake pads being as much as 80,000 miles, that is a best case scenario; aftermarket parts are very rarely capable of lasting as long as OEM. That's why aftermarket parts can sometimes cost less: they are made out of less durable, less dependable materials and will wear away more quickly. Believe it or not, they may not even fit your car properly.
While aftermarket brake pads are cheap and unreliable, we have the specific Honda brake pads for your vehicle, and they come with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty that's redeemable at any Honda dealership.
Buy Honda OEM Brake Pads Today!
Like your headlights, the brake pads on your vehicle are something you don't want to go out unexpectedly. That's why we suggest all of our customers keep an extra set of brake pads on hand and ready for when your old ones start to wear down. Place an order for OEM Honda brake parts today and we'll have them at your door as soon as possible. Contact All Discount Parts for any questions you have.