Honda Fit Replacement Brakes
The compact, sporty Honda Fit is a mainstay in urban environments where stop-and-go traffic is a common occurrence. Because compacts generally see a lot of use on urban roads, their brake systems often undergo a fair amount of stress. Thankfully, you can always buy Honda Fit replacement brakes from us at All Discount Parts, as well as Honda replacement brakes for any other model. But if you don’t know how your brake system works or what signs of failure to watch out for, read our helpful guide before you browse our inventory, so you can be sure your searching for the right part.
How Your Brake System Works
The Honda Fit brake system is composed of three primary components; brake pads, rotors, and calipers. Each part plays a pivotal role in stopping your vehicle, but has a set lifespan to be aware of:
- Brake Pad: When you press your brake pedal, calipers press your brake pads against your rotor. While the general rule of thumb is that you should replace them every 10,000 to 30,000 miles, they have to handle a lot of friction, so you should inspect your brake pads often.
- The Rotor: Your front wheels are mounted to an iron disc called a rotor. When your brake pad grinds against your rotor, it slows the wheel down. Rotors can be replaced as soon as 15,000 miles and as late as 70,000 miles.
- Calipers: Calipers grip your brake bad and maneuver them towards the rotor. They are pushed by the hydraulic pressure caused by the brake fluid you release when you step on your brake pedal. If you ever find a fluid leak, have your calipers replaced as soon as possible.
Signs of Brake System Failure
On average, your brake system should be inspected every six months. However, if you notice any of these signs, you should have your brakes checked immediately:
- Noise: If you hear a squeal when you apply your brakes, it’s like that you’ve worn through your brake pads.
- Drifting: If your vehicle pulls to one side when braking, a brake on one side is generating much more friction than a brake on the other, which is indicative that you likely have a failing part.
- Warning Sign: If your ABS light comes on, don’t tarry. Take your car in for an inspection ASAP.
Choose Honda Fit Replacement Brakes from All Discount Parts
If you think your brakes are in need of replacing, All Discount Parts has a full stock of Honda Fit brakes available to order online. We’ll mail any parts you require directly to your doorstep in a matter of days. Feel free to contact us online if you have any questions or concerns about our service.