Replacing a Warped Honda Brake Disc in 6 Steps
One of the important parts of your braking system is the brake disc. It is responsible for applying the friction that is necessary to stop or slow down your Honda vehicle. And since you are always using your brake, the brake disc is prone to wear and damage as well. It is important to check and inspect your braking system for wear so you will know if you already need a replacement. Stepping on your brake causes friction. The friction causes the temperature to increase, and will speed up the unwanted wearing and tearing of your braking components. When choosing a replacement brake disc, it is important to consider your driving style. The entire replacement process might take an hour or two depending on your DIY skills.
Required skill level: Intermediate
Needed tools and materials:
- Jack stands
- Bungee cord
- Phillips head screwdriver
Preparing for the replacement
Of course, you need to prepare the materials and tools needed for the replacement. Park your vehicle on a level surface, and jack up your vehicle and support it with heavy-duty jack stands. We recommend you to work in a well-ventilated area so you'll be comfortable while working.
Removing the brake caliper
Gently remove the two bolts in order for you to remove the brake caliper. This is the very first step in the brake disc replacement. Removing the brake caliper is just like replacing the brake pads. Hang the brake caliper so you don't need to unbolt the brake line.
Removing the carrier
After removing the brake caliper, you can now remove the carrier that holds the brake caliper and brake pads in place. Place all the removed components to a safe place to avoid hassle later on.
Unbolting the brake disc
Start removing the old brake disc using a large Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the bolts that hold the brake disc in place. If the screws become damaged, you need to drill them out to remove them.
Installing the new brake disc
Right after removing the old brake disc, it's time to replace it with a new one. In order to install the new brake disc, you just need to reverse the removal process. Keep in mind that you also need to replace the brake disc screws.
Lowering your vehicle
Once you are done with the installation, you may now carefully lower your vehicle to the ground.
Safety Tips and Tricks for Your Braking System
- Do not use your left foot to step on the brake.
- Slow down ahead of time to avoid stomping on the brakes. Do this by lifting your foot off the gas pedal as soon as you notice the brake light.
- Leave enough space between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Follow the three-second rule.
- Smart driving will prolong the life of your braking system, so make sure to drive smart and you'll probably extend the life of your brake disc.
Brembo Disc Brakes
No one else makes disc brakes quite like Brembo. The metal alloys used to create these discs are specially formulated to include higher carbon content, making the discs harder and tougher against wear. Brembo disc brakes make use of pillar venting technology which increases cooling capacity by up to 40% and decreases the likelihood of thermal cracks forming. An easy check system is also featured and makes use of two holes on the rotor's surface. Owners will know that it is time to replace the rotors when both of these holes can no longer be seen. This product can be purchased individually, and it comes with a two-year warranty.
PBR Brake Disc
A PBR brake disc is made with careful precision and high quality materials, ensuring that they provide optimal performance. It will easily fit any vehicle it is made for, insuring easy installation and preventing damage that could be caused by an ill fit. The disc has a high carbon content, making it less susceptible to cracking while lowering the amount of noise it makes. It also sports an improved ventilation system that increases cooling power and lowers the chance of thermal deformation. All brake discs are carefully designed to reduce coning, lateral run-out and brake shudder. This item is sold individually and comes with a 12-month or a 12,000-mile warranty.
EBC Brake Disc
EBC has always been at the forefront of brake technology, and their brake discs are no exception. The discs are manufactured to comply with the strictest OEM standards, ensuring an exact fit and little remarkably little rotor distortion. Its vented design prevents the disc from reaching alarmingly high temperatures that may bend it out of shape. Quality is no joke to EBC. The cast iron that the discs are made from are sourced only from the best suppliers, and manufacturing is done only in the U.K. and the U.S. to ensure that the final products of the highest quality. EBC brake discs are backed by a six-month or 10,000-mile EBC warranty and are sold individually.