Ford vehicles are built on quality and lasting parts. However, most parts will eventually suffer from wear and tear, including your Ford vehicle.
These breakdowns are caused by prolonged exposure to heat and friction, causing your brake pads to fail. Quality brake pads are essential for your braking system and overall safety.
This is why at Fremont Foreign Auto Repair, we recommend ford owners get their brake pads inspected and replaced every 35,000 miles traveled.
Driving with a bad brake pad is very dangerous as it could lead to fatal accidents. In addition, your vehicle has its way of letting you know that your brake pad is failing and needs replacements.
Here are 6 symptoms of brake pad failure:
- Squealing sounds from the wheel
If you notice a squealing sound from your wheel when braking, this may be a sign that your brake pad is wearing out and needs to be replaced.
- Burning smell from the brake
Overheating the brake pad from continuous braking can cause the burning smell you perceive from your vehicle.
- Excessive vibration from braking
Excessive vibration when you brake is a symptom the rotor has warped. The vibration is triggered by the brake pad applying pressure to the warped rotor, which causes a pulsing feeling when pressing the pedal. Contact a professional brake technician to examine and fix the issue if you notice this.
- Brake warning light
If you notice the brake warning light on your ford vehicle, it means that the brake fluid is low or the brake pad is worn out and should be replaced immediately. The brake light on your dashboard should be taken very seriously, as it affects the drivability and safety of the car and its passengers.
- Longer braking
A bad or worn-out brake pad can cause your vehicle to take longer to stop.
At Fremont Foreign Auto, we have dedicated brake replacement experts. Call us at 510-793-6067 or visit our website to get a quote and book an appointment.