When you're driving, you want to make sure you can make stops whenever you need. That's why it's important to keep up with regular brake maintenance. Our service team put together this helpful guide to help you figure out when to service your brakes.
When should I change my brakes out?
No two cars are the same, but generally speaking, brakes should be replaced every 50,000 miles. Look out for vibrations in the steering wheel, strange noises, or the brake dashboard light - all potential signs that the brakes need to be serviced.
How does Prescott Brothers test my brakes?
At Prescott Brothers, we run your whole brake system through a series of tests to make sure we catch any issue. We look for brake dust, we inspect the thickness of the brake pads, and we test out the brake pedal and steering wheel to make sure they are functioning correctly.
How should my brakes feel?
Knowing how the brakes shouldn't feel is more useful when looking for issues. You shouldn't feel vibrations in the steering wheel or the brake pedal. The brake pedal should not feel spongy, or have too much give. The car also shouldn't veer to one side when you brake.
Why do car brakes to fail?
Common causes of brake failure include:
Where should I fix my car brakes?
Leave your safety and your brake maintenance to the professionals. The Prescott Brothers service team knows Ford and Lincoln vehicles, and we have years of brake care and repair experience. Sign up for a service appointment today at our Princeton dealership or contact us at 815-875-1180.