You need a vehicle that you can trust to get you where you’re going. You also need to trust that your brakes can bring you to a safe stop when you get there. Brakes have a lifespan, and if you own your car long enough, you’re going to outlast that lifespan. Luckily, there are signs you can look out for to figure out when it’s time for brake maintenance. And you can count on Folsom Lake Ford for top of the line Ford auto service.

First and foremost, you shouldn’t hear your brakes. If they’re making noise when you use them, that’s a warning sign to pay attention to. Whatever the sound—squeaking, grinding, or something else—it’s a sign that getting the brakes checked out is a good idea. Then there’s how the brakes feel. Anything other than “smooth and seamless” is a problem. When you feel wobbling or vibrating, that’s your clue that the brake rotors are likely warped. It’s also important to pay attention to how your car moves when you apply the brakes. If the car pulls to the left or right when you press the brake pedal down, you’ll want to bring it in for a checkup.

Here at Folsom Lake Ford, we strive to be your family San Diego Ford dealer. We work hard to provide vehicles you want, and service you can trust. Right now, we’ve got a number of Ford auto service specials available, including a $60 rebate on dealer-installed Motorcraft or Omnicraft™ brake pads or shoes when you pay with the Ford Service Credit Card.

Head into our dealership near Sacramento, CA to check out the 2018 Ford EcoSport SUV, which Consumer Reports called a “Pint-Sized Delight to Drive.”