Brakes

Your brakes are one of the most critical safety components on your vehicle. Keeping them in good working order is essential. The type of service they may need will depend mostly on their level of wear.

 

Symptoms of Bad or Worn Brakes

Have your brakes inspected immediately if:

  • you hear additional noise while braking
  • you notice a change in the way your brake pedal feels
  • you’ve driven 15,000 miles since your last brake inspection

What Brake Service Entails

The three primary types of brake service are:

  • replacement of brake pads and/or shoes
  • replacement of brake pads and/or shoes and “turning” of rotors and drums
  • replacement of brake pads and/or shoes and replacement of rotors and drums

Repairs Commonly Associated with Brake Service

With all brake service, your brake’s hydraulic system should be checked and repaired if necessary. This may involve repairing or replacing brake hoses, brake calipers, brake booster, brake master cylinder and brake wheel cylinders.

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Quality Care offers a choice in parts:

  • Original Equipment brake pads and shoes provide the best balance between braking performance and noise and vibration reduction. They meet Ford Motor Company’s stringent braking standards, which are 10% tougher than Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. They’re recommended for vehicles one- to four-years old, high-mileage vehicles and heavy-duty work vehicles.
  • Motorcraft® Preferred Value brake pads and shoes offer excellent braking performance at a more budget-conscious price, and meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. They’re recommended for vehicles older than four years and low-mileage vehicles.

The Benefits of Brake Service

Brake service from Quality Care will give you:

  • stopping power
  • control over your vehicle
  • a safe, secure ride
  • peace of mind

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