After you accelerate, it's your Civic's brakes that bring you back to a stop. Brake pads press against a brake disc or rotor and friction between the materials makes you slow down or stop. There can't be any doubt that your brakes are going to work, and it's all but guaranteed that your Honda Civic brake pads
will wear out over time. Getting back to safe braking is easy, and often it only takes a new set of brake pads to get you back on track. Luckily, AutoZone makes it simple to find brake pads that fit your car perfectly.
Different Types of Brake Pads & What They Do
With your 2016 Honda Civic, brake pads and rotors are used at the front wheels and on some models, the rear wheels too. As you press the pedal, hydraulic force makes the caliper squeeze brake pads against the inner and outer surfaces of the brake disc or rotor. It's that friction from contact that makes you stop.
When you choose new brake pads for your Honda Civic, you might look at ceramic brake pads for the best in quiet stopping power but at a premium price. Mid-level options may be semi-metallic brake pads that perform well and last a long time but can be a little noisier. Or, for an economy option with quiet operation that might wear a little sooner, organic brake pads could be right.
How much does it cost to replace brake pads
? It varies depending on material and grade, but typically a set of brake pads will be between $30 and $80 for a Civic.
Signs of Bad Brake Pads & Rotors
You'll often hear or feel when your 2016 Civic brake pad replacement is due. When they're worn or contaminated, brake pads tend to squeal or grind as you press the brakes. When the brake rotor is warped, worn, or damaged, you might feel pulsation in the pedal or a shimmy in the steering wheel as you try to stop.
A quick inspection of the brake pad friction material will do too. If pads are worn unevenly, covered in grime or oil, or worn below 1/4" thick, it's time to change them.
Finding the Right Size Brake Pads
Only brake pads designed and manufactured for your Civic will do. Filter the results at AutoZone by year, make, model, and engine to find the brake pads that meet your needs for value and performance. Choose brake pads from brands like Duralast as well as brake rotors, fluids, and other parts, and have eligible orders delivered to your door with Free Next-Day Delivery, or get them quickly with Free In-Store and Curbside Pickup.