Brake Services at Roesch Ford
Keeping your brakes in good shape is one of the most important things you can do for your Ford vehicle. Brakes are essential for keeping you safe while on the road, as they enable you to stop quickly when you need to. Your braking system is made up of multiple components, and they’ll all need service from time to time. Here’s what you need to know to keep your brakes working properly over the years.
Braking System Inspections
No matter what type of service you are having done on your Ford, you should always ask that your technician inspect your brakes. This way, you’ll know when your brake pads and rotors need to be replaced and when the brake fluid needs to be flushed. All of these services are important, so you must complete them as needed.
Brake Pad Replacement
This is the brake service that you’ll need most often. When you apply your brakes, the brake pads put pressure on the rotors to slow the rotation of your wheels and bring them to a stop. This causes them to wear down over time, resulting in the need for replacement. You’ll typically need to replace your brake pads about every 50,000 miles, though your driving habits and road conditions will play a role as well.
Brake Rotor Resurfacing and Replacement
The rotors wear down from all that pressure as well, though you likely won’t need to replace them every time you change your brake pads. If you change the pads before they start grinding on the rotors, you may be eligible for rotor resurfacing, which can save you a lot of money on replacement costs over time. You’ll still need to replace the rotors periodically, though, so be prepared to complete this service as needed.
Brake Fluid Exchange
Also called a fluid flush, a brake fluid exchange clears out the existing brake fluid in your engine to replace it with fresh fluid. This removes any debris that has built up over time to ensure your braking system is operating as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Typically, your technician will complete this service whenever you replace your brake pads, though some manufacturers recommend flushing the fluid every two to three years, regardless of the condition of other brake components.
Trust Roesch Ford for Your Brake Services
When you need brake service in Chicago, Wheaton, Schaumburg, or Des Plaines, our technicians are here to assist you. We specialize in Ford vehicles, but we can work on any type of car, whether you bought it from us or not. We’ll include a comprehensive multi-point inspection with every service at no extra charge to let you know of any upcoming repairs your vehicle might need. Call today to make a service appointment at our dealership.
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