When it comes to vehicle maintenance, there are many different parts to keep track of. One of your Ford’s most important parts is its brake pads. A vital part of your brake system, brake pads are subject to wear over time and require periodic replacement. Ford owners in Flushing, MI, are invited to visit LaFontaine Ford of Flushing for certified brake pad replacement and other brake system services. Find out more about our brake pad replacement services, and then schedule an appointment for service in just a few easy clicks with our online service scheduler.
The braking process begins as soon as you step on your brake pedal. One of the most important actions in this process is when your brake pads are squeezed down onto your brake rotors. This creates friction that then slows down your vehicle. As a result of this contact and the friction that it creates, brake pads will wear down. With enough use and wear, your brake pads will begin to lose their ability to properly grip your brake rotors which can cause a decrease in braking performance.
The rate at which your brake pads wear down will depend on how often you drive as well as your braking habits. Frequent city or stop-and-go driving will wear your brakes down faster than a vehicle primarily used on the highway. Drivers with a habit of hard braking will also see increased brake pad wear. In general, we advise that drivers have their brake pads replaced as soon as their brake pads measure 3 millimeters or less. A brake inspection at LaFontaine Ford of Flushing can provide you with the information and measurements needed to help you plan for your next brake pad replacement.
Keep your brake system in top condition with regular services at LaFontaine Ford of Flushing. Our Ford-certified technicians use high-quality OEM parts by Motorcraft® for service. These OEM brake pads are the same as those used at the factory and offer an uncompromising fit and performance ability for your Ford.
When your brake pads are worn and in need of a replacement, come to LaFontaine Ford of Flushing for service. But before you schedule an appointment, be sure to check out our service specials to find ways that you can save. We offer monthly discounts on routine services, including brake pad replacements and more. Find a time that suits your schedule and come on in to LaFontaine Ford of Flushing near Flint, Mt Morris, Flint Township, and Vienna Township, MI.