How can I tell if my brakes need to be replaced?
Brakes don't wear down on a schedule — their condition depends on what, where and how you drive. And as for road safety, your brakes are one of the most important systems to maintain.
While deciding when to replace your brakes, let caution be your guide. If your brake pedal feels spongy when pressed or you hear a “cricket” sound when braking, you should immediately bring your vehicle in for a visual inspection by a Ford factory-trained technician to determine your repair needs. Motorcraft® replacement parts are recommended by Ford Motor Company and offer high-quality, vehicle-specific applications at competitive prices. Using these parts means they fit right the first time, helping to reduce vehicle downtime and the need for additional repair visits.
What are the factors that can cause brake wear and tear?
What kind of vehicle do you drive? A heavy truck? A quick-stopping sports car? Or a practical sedan or compact? Do you drive frequently in heavy stop-and-go traffic or on steep inclines? Are you a controlled driver who keeps a good distance between your car and the one ahead, or do you tend to drive more aggressively?
Your driving habits can cause your brakes to deteriorate more quickly, as will regularly hauling a trailer or heavy loads. Off-roading also takes a toll, with the dirt and dust causing added friction and contributing to overall brake wear.
Other variables include the quality of the brakes themselves and the installation — two factors you won't have to worry about when you choose Ford Dealer service and Motorcraft® warrantied parts.
Why going to your Ford Dealership makes a difference
With our 35,000 Ford factory-trained technicians, you can rest assured you're getting high-quality brakes and service, and parts that are expertly installed. If you drive one of the 47+ million Ford vehicles on the road, our technicians have been trained by the same company that designed, engineered and built your vehicle. They have the knowledge, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and tools to help ensure your service is done correctly the first time.
Ready for new brakes? Check out our current brake repair service coupons and contact your local Ford Dealership to schedule an appointment today.