Ford Brake Service in San Antonio
Expert Ford Brake Service in San Antonio
New safety features like forward collision detection systems, lane departure warnings, and rear-view cameras are all the rage, but there’s one safety feature that’s still king: Brakes. In the event of a potential collision, high-quality brakes can be the difference between a near-miss and a visit to our collision center. Or worse.
Don’t let faulty brakes take you for a ride when our San Antonio Ford brake service center is just a phone call away. Call Northside Ford at 844-281-5493 to make an appointment for a brake inspection, and we’ll make sure to set you up with new brakes that will keep you safe. For answers to other frequently asked questions about busted or new brakes, continue reading.
Do you only perform Ford brake service?
While we specialize in Ford repairs and auto maintenance, we are trained to perform brake services on most makes and models. From the newest cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks, to older models that are still inexplicably rolling around San Antonio, any car needing brake replacement is welcome in our shop.
How long do brakes last?
It’s difficult to say. Depending on the quality of the brake parts, environmental conditions, and your personal driving habits, brakes can last anywhere from 25,000 to over 50,000 miles. A good rule of thumb is to have our mechanics rotate your tires and inspect the brake pads, shoes, and rotors with each oil change. Replacing brake pads early can save you money in the long run.
How do I know if I need new brakes?
Some obvious signs that you might be in need of new brakes include the brake service light appearing on your dash or screeching sounds when stopping. But there are a few other signs that you might not be aware of.
- Diminished responsiveness in the brake pedal – This could be a late symptom of brake pad failure and erosion, as well as an indicator that there’s an air or fluid leak.
- Pulling – A vehicle pulling left or right when applying brake pressure might mean one of your brake pads might be thinning, or there’s an issue with your brake fluid.
- Grinding sounds – Like screeching, grinding sounds might be a big uh-oh in the world of brakes. This means metal-on-metal contact, and probably indicates that you need new brake shoes, pads, or even rotors. Bring it into our experts right away for an inspection.
- Clicking sounds – In addition to the extreme screeching and grinding noises, a clicking sound could also mean your pads need to be replaced.
- Vibrations – If your vehicle seems to vibrate when applying brake pressure, whether subtly or violently, it could be a symptom of faulty or broken brake rotors.
- Slippage – Often a problem with tire tread, slippage can also mean your brake pads aren’t making solid contact with the brakes themselves, which can produce skidding even when road conditions are good.
If you notice any of the above, or have inspected your brake pads and found them to be too thin, don’t take the risk of continuing to use your vehicle. Instead, bring it into our service center, and we’ll find and install new brakes for you. Contact our service department at 844-281-5493 or come into our shop at 12300 San Pedro Ave in San Antonio, TX, for a quick inspection and superior brake services. In addition to our brake services, we also reward customers with service specials on a variety of menu items, and a large inventory of new Ford models and used cars for sale.