It’s no secret that properly functioning brakes are essential for your safety. That’s why we suggest following these tips from our service technicians at Folsom Lake Ford to protect your Ford brakes.

Coast When You Can

When you have the time and space to do so, allow your vehicle to slow to a stop instead of hitting the brakes. Coasting can help give your brakes a much-needed break.

Keep in mind, it’s important you always follow safe driving habits when coasting. Never coast downhill or on slick terrains, as it’s too easy to lose control of your vehicle.

Also, make sure you always come to a complete stop where dictated by traffic laws.  

Keep Your Vehicle Light

We tend to overload our vehicles at times, particularly Ford trucks. Try to keep your payload as light as possible and always avoid carrying unnecessary cargo in your vehicle.

If you do have to carry an excessive load, drive with caution and avoid straining your brakes, when possible. Also, unload the extra weight at your earliest convenience.

Practice Routine Maintenance

Auto maintenance is crucial in getting the most out of your brakes. To put it simply, your brakes aren’t built to last forever.

On average, most brakes last between 25,000 and 60,000 miles, depending on how you care for them (and utilize them). It’s important to give them routine maintenance, but also to have them regularly inspected by a professional. That way, you know you are getting them replaced when they have become unsafe.

Is your vehicle overdue for routine maintenance? Could your brakes use a professional inspection? We encourage you to reach out to our Ford dealership in Folsom, CA to schedule an appointment with our trained and certified technicians. We’re happy to help today!