The Ford brakes that come standard in all of our new models are known for their reliability and durability. However, all brakes need service from time to time, including replacing brake pads as needed.

At Folsom Lake Ford, we can help you identify when you’re needing these necessary services so that you are never caught unaware with malfunctioning vehicle brakes.

1. Bad Sounds

If your brakes are squeaking, squealing, or making any other noises upon using them, this is a red flag. These sounds could also occur due to other important car parts related to the wheels and tires, so it is important to get that checked.

2. Peculiar Vibrations

Grinding, vibrating, or any resistance-feeling motion upon braking is another warning sign. This could be related to the brake lines, the brake pads, or something else.

3. Visible Wear

If you get a good look at your brake pads (or a professional gets a good look) and they are worn down, rusted, or corroded visibly, it may be time for replacement.

4. Indicator Lights

When a light comes on your dash indicating brake pads or other brake parts need attention, you should come in promptly to get it checked out.

5. Trouble Stopping

Last, but most obvious, if your brakes aren’t working properly, definitely get them looked at. This could be they take longer than usual to stop or they stop roughly. You don’t want to wait until they aren’t working all together.

Come see us in the Sacramento area when you’re ready to have your brakes serviced. In order to keep your vehicle maintained and avoid possible incidents, we encourage you to come sooner rather than later.