Brake Service 101: What You Need to Know

February 18th, 2020 by













Have your brakes seen better days? Your braking system is a crucial safety feature that shouldn’t be ignored. As soon as you notice any issues with your brakes, it’s time to take your vehicle in for service. If you drive a Honda car, van, truck, or SUV, then why not take it to a place that specializes in Honda brake maintenance and repair? Freedom Honda is proud to be Colorado Springs’ most trusted Honda brake service provider. 

Brake Service in Colorado Springs

Whether you drive a Civic, Accord, Ridgeline, or Odyssey, the technicians at Freedom Honda can handle the maintenance and repair of your brakes. We’re not limited to only those models, however. We employ five Honda Master Certified technicians, each possessing vast knowledge, training, and hands-on experience with all Honda vehicle models. 

Warning Signs

It’s important to know that there are two main components responsible for stopping your vehicle: the brake pads and the brake fluid. Your brake pads will experience gradual wear and tear over time, and driving makes your brake fluid prone to contamination. Both issues can negatively affect your ability to stop your car safely. 


Regular service is necessary to restore the peak performance of these two components. But how will you know when the time is right to take your vehicle in for maintenance and repair? If you notice a noise while braking (e.g., squeaking, screeching, grinding) or it takes longer for you to come to a full stop, these are common tellt


ale signs something is wrong.    

Brake Pad Replacement

Brake pads work by being pressed against the rotor to create friction. The resistance that’s caused by the friction slows the vehicle down. Brake pads are designed in such a way that they break down easily to avoid damaging the rotor. So you can expect your pads to wear out eventually. 

Because this is the case, it’s always a good idea to have your brake pads inspected regularly by an expert. You don’t want to wait until they are completely gone, endangering your safety and the safety of your passengers. Our brake pad replacem

ent services will replace your old pads and exchange them with new Honda OEM pads.

Brake Fluid Replacement

Have you ever wondered why it’s so easy to stop your car despite how heavy it is? The answer is your hydraulic brake fluid. Brake fluid converts the force of your foot on the pedal into pressure, which amplifies braking force. When brake fluid is contaminated, it becomes less effective, resulting in longer stopping times.


When you bring your vehicle to Freedom Honda, our certified technicians will drain your old fluid and replace it with new Honda-approved brake fluid to restore peak hydraulic performance. In addition, we’ll perform an inspection of the entire system to ensure everything is working optimally.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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