The brakes on your Ford are one of the most important systems. While all cars should go, their ability to stop is just as vital. When you need a trusted partner to inspect, maintain, and repair your brakes, call Fremont Foreign Auto. Our expert technicians have trained to fix a wide range of foreign and domestic vehicles.
Read on to learn more about five standard brakes services you’re likely to need at some point for your Ford car, truck, or SUV.
- Brake pad replacement
Your brake pads will wear down over time. It may be time for a replacement if you notice a squealing or screeching noise when you press the brake pedal on your Ford. Brake pads have a wear indicator which makes an attention-grabbing sound when the pads are too thin. If your brakes aren’t working as well as they used to, or if you see less than a quarter inch left on the pads, call Fremont Foreign Auto for service.
- Rotor replacement or resurfacing
If your brake pads wear down too far, they can damage your rotors. You will most likely experience vibration in your steering wheel or brake pedal. Often, damage to the rotors is superficial, and our expert technicians can resurface the part. However, if you need a replacement rotor, we have you covered.
- Brake dust removal
The build-up of brake dust can signal that your Ford has a braking system problem. A little brake dust is normal and occurs when metal debris from your brake pads chips away as they grip the rotors to slow your vehicle. Excessive brake dust can make your brakes work less efficiently, increasing braking times and causing vibration as you drive. If you don’t know why your brakes aren’t working properly, let us take a look.
- Replacement of brake lines or master cylinder
The master cylinder pushed brake fluid through the lines to the pads, using its hydraulic force to activate the brakes and slow down your momentum. As you might expect, a faulty master cylinder or brake line means your brakes won’t work as they should. Fremont Foreign Auto will replace your broken brake lines or master cylinder so you can trust your brake pedal.
- Brake fluid flush
Did you know your brake fluid needs flushing periodically? Your brake fluid makes it possible for your master cylinder to activate your calipers, which in turn apply pressure on the brake pads and slow your vehicle. Once per year, have your mechanic replace the old, dirty contents of the brake lines with new, clean brake fluid.
When you need brake service for your Ford, trust the Diamond Certified repair shop at Fremont Foreign Auto to take care of everything. Our technicians train to handle all your mechanical needs, from bumper to bumper.