Regular brake maintenance is essential for your Honda. All braking system components eventually wear, and need attention at prescribed intervals. At Hagerstown Honda, we are here to help with pad replacements and more complex jobs like Honda brake rotor resurfacing. Whether you live locally or in our surrounding communities of Halfway, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, and Williamsport, we are only a short drive away for your convenience.
Rotor resurfacing is a complex process in which the existing rotor is pressed against the lathe, and a tiny portion of its surface is removed. Various surface imperfections are also removed from the brake rotor. These include pits in the shell, spots from rust development, and abrasions from other foreign objects. Because unleveled spots on the rotor can impede your braking performance resurfacing your Honda brake rotors helps extend their useful life.
When you brake, your brake pads are pressed into the rotor to provide the stopping action. A smooth rotor provides smoother, better braking by increasing the surface area where the place meets the rotor, preventing vibrations as the brakes are used. A clean surface also helps maximize your brake pads’ life by not repeatedly pressing any ridges or debris onto their surface.
While rotor resurfacing can buy you more time before a full brake rotor replacement is necessary, they are not always the solution. Brake rotors are sold specifically and must stay at a certain thickness for safe braking. When this threshold is passed, the rotors can no longer be resurfaced.
Your Honda care guide provides tips and maintenance guidelines for all major systems, including the brakes. Always refer to it for the best brake pads, rotors, calipers, and fluid practices. We can also double-check your rotors at a twice-yearly brake inspection to determine if there are imperfections that need to be addressed. Many vehicles need the rotors resurfaced or replaced by the 70,000-mile mark; always schedule an earlier appointment if you notice braking vibrations or other issues.
We are proud to serve the Halfway, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, and Williamsport, MD for all Honda drivers who want to stay on top of their regular brake maintenance. Book an appointment online at your convenience and see if any of our monthly specials can help you save even more. While you enjoy our comfortable waiting area and other amenities, our technicians will ensure your brakes are serviced.
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