In the braking system, your Honda Civic brake pads
are tasked with applying pressure to the brake rotor in an effort to make your car stop. There's no room for brakes that aren't up to par, but brake pads will wear out as they're used. Fortunately, restoring your Civic's ability to stop on a dime often takes only a new set of brake pads. At AutoZone, you'll find everything you need to maintain and repair your car, brake components included.
How Brake Pads Work & What They're Made Of
In a disc brake configuration, your 2005 Honda Civic brake pads and rotors are put into action when you try to stop. A caliper uses hydraulic pressure to force the brake pads against the rotor, and the friction slows the wheel's rotation. The friction wears away minute layers of material that has been bonded to a backing plate.
The friction material on a brake pad can vary, and the three styles perform differently. OEM-style organic brake pads are soft and quiet and feel much like the factory brakes. Semi-metallic brake pads typically last longer and offer shorter stopping distances but can be somewhat noisier. Ceramic brake pads are at the upper range of price but offer an excellent blend of performance, longevity, and quiet operation.
How to Tell When Brake Pads & Rotors Need Attention
Commonly, you can tell it's time to deal with your brakes when there's a noticeable change in sound and feel. You might notice an annoying squeal or grinding noise when you come to a stop or a pull to one side. You could feel a vibration in the steering wheel or brake pedal when you apply the brakes. And if a visual inspection reveals that one or more brake pads is worn below 1/4" in thickness, your 2005 Civic brake pad replacement is due.
Your brake replacement cost
fluctuates according to the type of brake pad you choose. Expect a set of brake pads to cost between $30 and $80. If you need new rotors also, it will naturally be more.
Finding the Right Brake Pads for Your Civic
If you find that you need new brake pads, only parts designed to fit your Civic will do. To find the right fit, sort the listings by year, make, model, and engine size to narrow down options from quality brands like Duralast. At AutoZone, shop for brake parts, accessories, fluids, and more and get them quickly with Free In-Store or Curbside Pickup, or have them sent to you with Free Next-Day Delivery (on eligible orders.)