You should get a full system inspection once every six months. Your brake pads will be checked as part of your entire brake system inspection and will measure the thickness of your brake pads. The standard thickness for new ones is between 10 and 12 mm, and they should be replaced once they’re down to 3 to 4 mm. A technician will inspect your brake system, including your brake pads. They’ll determine if your brake pads are worn down enough to warrant replacing them. The following are some signs that it may be time for the replacement of your brake pads:
The front brake calipers and the front brake pads work much harder than the rear, so they have to handle more force and are larger. The shape of these also differs, meaning they aren’t interchangeable. Front brake pads tend to wear out faster than rear ones. If a technician inspects all the brake pads, they may decide only to replace the front pads. You can ask your technician to switch them out in one appointment.
Here at Serra Honda Brighton, we have extended hours and Saturday service hours for your convenience. Our technicians are certified, and we sell genuine OEM brake parts. Make an appointment using our online service scheduling form, and you’re sure to be pleased with our extraordinary workmanship.