5 Things You Need To Know About Your Brakes

5 Things You Need To Know About Your Brakes

1. Your Brakes Wear Down Over Time

Just like an oil change, you brakes need to be routinely replaced. The friction created when braking wears on your brake pads and leads to needed replacement. How often your brake pads need to be replaced will depend on driving habits.

2. Hard Stops Or Braking At High Speeds Causes Wear

Braking sharply while traveling at high speeds and frequently hard braking quickly wears down your vehicle's brake pads. To extend their life, anticipate stops and brake more gradually.

3. What's That Screeching Noise?

If your brakes are making a grinding or screeching noise when the brake is applied, it's time to have your brake pads replaced as soon as possible. The earlier the brakes are replaced, the less damage the worn pads can cause.

4. How Weather Affects Your Brakes

Sometimes a brake screeching isn't an indication to replace it. In cold or wet weather, your brakes may squeak the first few times you apply the brake. Noises may also be caused by debris that has gotten stuck. Have your brakes check by our Sherwood Ford Service Department if you hear unusual noises.

5. Brakes Need Routine Maintenance

It's a good idea to have your brakes inspected regularly just as you have your oil changed. Having them regularly inspected will help to prevent any damage cause by negligence and keep your Ford in top shape.

Call our service team at 587-860-1538 to schedule your brake inspection today.