BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
A Honda or Acura's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Prudence Car Care customers stay safe. Whether your brake pads are signaling they need replacement, your brake light is on, or you're not comfortable with how quickly your Honda or Acura is slowing down, call us at 520-885-8597 or visit us in Tucson and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's safety and reliability.
Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don't stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, visit Prudence Car Care where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Brake Fluid Flushes
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your Honda or Acura is using fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians at Prudence Car Care about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagged or slow brake, and a leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don't need to be replaced often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. If your brake pads deteriorate completely, you'll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it's too late and you're ruining your rotors or drums! Those with knowledge of auto repair may be able to fix this at home, but you should always see an auto repair professional immediately if you have brake problems.
The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliber problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your Honda or Acura to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact Prudence Car Care as soon as possible.
In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your Honda or Acura's wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a "like-new" condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. Prudence Car Care will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Charles W Weesner, 06/18/2020
I've always trusted the help from Prudence. I'm driving the new CRV across the country when a new noise comes up. I find "wheel bearing fail" as a possible cause in car repair forums. I called to ask advice, and Rodney suggested that the sound "would change" when you swerve while driving. Sure enough, a right turn, hard enough at speed, made the sound disappear. I'm getting a warranty repair in Ohio thanks to the guidance from Prudence back in Arizona. Yes, I bought a Honda instead of a Toyota because I know where I can work with a good mechanic!