Rear Brake Pad Replacement at Mile High Honda
One of the most common causes of vehicle accidents is brake failure, typically due to the driver running into the vehicle in front of them or running off of the road because they can’t stop quickly enough. To help reduce the risk of this type of situation, you must know when it’s time to replace the rear brake pads. It’s recommended that drivers in Denver, CO review their owner’s manual to have a better understanding of when the manufacturer recommends changing the rear brake pads. Here are a few tips to help you be aware of when it’s time for a replacement.
Signs of Thin Brake Pads
The easiest things that drivers in Aurora, Centennial, Englewood, and Littleton, CO can do to avoid getting into an accident due to brake failure is to recognize the signs of thinning brake pads. In most situations, the front brake pads will need to be replaced before you have to replace the rear pads. The best way to tell when the rear brake pads are thinning is to listen to them if you hear unusual noises when you are attempting to stop, such as a grinding sound or squealing, it’s time for rear brake pad replacement. Other signs of failing brakes often include unusual vibrations or when you push on the brake, the pedal goes down further than normal.
Recommended Mileage for Rear Brake Pad Replacement
Unlike many other types of maintenance for your vehicle, there typically isn’t any specific mileage frequency in which you should replace the rear brake pads. Some vehicles will go 30,000 miles before the pads should be replaced, while other vehicles will go as much as 90,000 miles before you have to replace the rear brakes. Several factors affect how frequently you will need rear brake pad replacement, including:
- Braking habits – For instance, if you have a habit of riding your brakes, it will reduce the lifespan of the brake pads, but if you apply light pressure and only brake when necessary, it may lengthen the lifespan.
- City driving or country driving – Driving in the city typically requires you to frequently stop for traffic, traffic lights and pedestrians. Applying frequent pressure to the brakes will cause the rear brake pads to become thin much quicker than driving in the country where you aren’t required to stop as frequently.
Schedule Rear Brake Pad Replacement in Denver, CO
Remember the front brake pads take the most pressure when stopping, so they will typically need to be replaced before the back brake pads; however, it is typically recommended that when you have the front brake pads replaced you also have the technician at the service center in Denver, CO inspect the rear brakes as well. To schedule your rear brake pad replacement, contact Mile High Honda in Denver, CO.
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