When to Have Your Brakes Inspected

Certain factors can lead to brake wear. Learn about them in this video and determine how often your Ford's brakes need to be serviced.

Having your brakes serviced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles is essential in keeping your car in tip-top shape. More importantly, it helps ensure your safety on the road. If it has been a while since you've had a technician look at your brakes, don't wait any longer, go ahead and schedule an online appointment today.

By failing to have your brakes checked, you could end up spending big bucks to have them repaired, or worse, they could end up failing while you're driving, which could spell big trouble for you and your family.

How to Check for Brake Problems

Start by looking for visual signs on your brakes that suggest they need to be repaired. Look between your spokes and check to see if there is at least a quarter inch of brake pad. If there is anything less than that, you'll want to bring your car in for service right away, because it most likely means you need new pads. Next, pop your car's hood and check the brake fluid level. If it is low, simply add more fluid. Be sure to check this a few days after refilling it to see if the levels are the same. If not, you could have a leak in your brake line, which you'll need to have fixed right away.

What to Watch Out For

No matter what kind of car, truck or SUV you drive, at some point, your brake pads will need to be replaced. Here are some warning signs that will most likely mean it is time to bring your car in for service.

  • Your vehicle pulls to one side when applying brakes
  • Steering wheel shakes while you're coming to a stop
  • There is a grinding noise when stopping
  • The brake pedal feels spongy

Why Bring Your Vehicle to Us for Brake Maintenance?

At Grapevine Ford, we put our customers first. That's one of the biggest reasons why so many folks continue to choose us for their car repairs year after year.

Our onsite service center is equipped with some of the latest equipment to help you get back on the road in no time. Plus, our factory-trained technicians are experts at servicing Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, so you'll have peace of mind in knowing that your vehicle is being well taken care of.

We don't just service Ford models either, but we also maintain the health of a variety of other makes and models. In addition, we offer a variety of service coupons that are designed to help you save money. These are just a few of the many reasons why we feel that it is in your best interest to bring your vehicle to us for servicing.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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