Brakes are significant for your security when it comes to vehicles. Having functioning brakes can prevent a fatal wreck. To make sure that your brakes are up
to date, it is imperative that you know when they are wearing out. Just like motor oil and tires, brakes require routine maintenance to ensure longevity. Read further to find out how you can spot issues with your brakes before they become a significant issue.
How Brakes Work
Brakes for all automobiles are either a drum or disc. While drums have been the traditional option for manufacturers, discs have become more common. This is simply because they are great for reducing the heat that occurs every time you stop or brake your vehicle. Heat is the enemy of an excellent braking system. This is why manufacturers place discs brakes in the front of your car where most of your braking will occur.
It isn’t normal for your brakes to fail all of a sudden. Most of the time, when brakes wear out over a period of time due to a few factors:
- The material on the shoes or pads wears down.
- The rotors are worn from the pressure of the pads.
- Pistons can end up freezing in the cylinders and require replacement.
These are the main reasons as to why your brakes are failing and need service. Make it your responsibility to get this system checked regularly. This is why your Ford service technician will always check your entire system upon brake inspection.
Warning Signs and Noises
When brakes begin to wear, they usually become very noisy. Any time you begin to hear your vehicle start to make strange noises, it is time to get it inspected or replaced. Below you will find some of the few noises and warning signs when it comes to brakes:
- Grinding, squealing, or clicking
- Soft brake pedal
- Pulsating, vibrating, or shuddering
- Excessive Drag
It is a great practice to keep up with the changes in your vehicle’s performance. These changes are your vehicle’s ways of indicating that something is wrong.
If you are experiencing any of the following issues with your brake system, be sure to visit your local Ford dealership or give us a call at (859) 341-6603 to set up an appointment with one of our friendly agents.
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