How do I know if my brakes need to be replaced?
Brakes don't wear down on a schedule — their condition depends on what, where and how you drive. And as for road safety, your brakes are one of the most important systems to maintain.
While deciding when to replace your brakes, let caution be your guide. If your brake pedal feels spongy when pressed or you hear a "cricket" sound when braking, you should immediately bring your vehicle in for a visual inspection by a Quick Lane factory-trained technician to determine your repair needs. Motorcraft® and Omnicraft® replacement parts are recommended by Quick Lane service centers and offer high-quality, vehicle-specific applications at competitive prices. Using these parts means they fit right the first time, helping to reduce vehicle downtime and the need for additional repair visits.
What are the factors that can cause brake wear and tear?
What kind of vehicle do you drive? A truck? A quick-stopping sports car? Or a practical sedan or compact? Do you drive frequently in heavy stop-and-go traffic or on steep inclines? Are you a controlled driver who keeps a good distance between your car and the one ahead, or do you tend to drive more aggressively?
Your driving habits can cause your brakes to deteriorate more quickly, as will regularly hauling a trailer or heavy loads. Off-roading also takes a toll, with the dirt and dust causing added friction and contributing to overall brake wear.
Other variables include the quality of the brakes themselves and the installation — two factors you won't have to worry about when you choose Quick Lane service and Motorcraft® or Omnicraft® warrantied parts.
Why going to your Quick Lane service center makes a difference
Every Quick Lane employs experienced, factory-trained technicians ready to service your car, truck or SUV. That means you can rest assured you're getting high-quality parts and expert service to install them. Quick Lane service center technicians are experienced with vehicles of all makes and models, and have the knowledge, expertise and equipment to help ensure your service is done correctly the first time.
Ready for new brakes? Check out our current brake repair service coupons and contact your local Quick Lane Service Center, or just drop in as no appointment is required.