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What is involved in a Brake System Inspection? Checking Ford Brake Parts & Brake Systems

At Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City, we offer a multi-point check with each service visit that includes perfectly inspecting your Ford brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our extremely accomplished mechanics will again look at the following when inspecting your brakes:

  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is required
  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are tremendously common and need to be checked regularly as they can wear over time
  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of apparent brake fluid leaks
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • Brake Operation & Parts - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for excessive wear and tear

Ford Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Wear and tear on your brakes depends greatly on your driving habits and the type of brake pads your Ford has, but ordinarily front brakes wear out before rear breaks at 30,000 - 60,000 miles because they are normally under much less stress.

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

Ford rotors should be replaced by 70,000 miles but may wear out faster depending on your driving habits and a host of other factors. Normally you will need to replace rotors in pairs starting with the front axle of your Ford as they tend to wear out quicker. Schedule an appointment online with Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City to get a free multipoint inspection on your complete brake system.

Ford Brake Specials near Salt Lake City

Our Ford team is capable of diagnosing any problem your vehicle may have and give you the facts you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just great consumer service which is why we are rated the top brake repair shop in Salt Lake City! Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City located near Salt Lake City is the highest reviewed service & repair center in a distinct position to help you with all your automotive needs. An industry leader in parts & service, we have service advisers on standby available to help you with diagnostics & repairs.

How much do new brake pads cost?

Ford brake pads can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired. In some rare cases, they can be even more if the manufacturer requires a specific type of brake pad to be ordered for your Ford. Contact Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City today at 3858812581 or schedule your brake service online.

Ford Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for moving the components of your Ford brake system. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can seriously affect braking performance. Brake fluid should be changed regularly. Consult your Ford maintenance manual for information on exact mileage intervals.For any brake related questions or concerns, reach out to our Ford experts at Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City. You can even schedule your appointment online.

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your Ford rotors will usually last longer than your brake pads as long as you replace your pads before doing damage to your calipers or rotors. By not replacing your brake Ford pads in a regular manner you can damage the other parts.

How long do Ford brake rotors last?

This depends massively on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of car you're driving. Ford rotors need to be replaced each 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Confer with your Ford maintenance manual for more data. Remember, it's repeatedly a good idea to have your complete brake system examined by a franchise dealer with the proper training to spot potential issues before they cause damage to other components of your Ford brake system. Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City offers an assortment of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 3858812581 or schedule an appointment online today!

Ford Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake components ordinarily wear out well after the front brakes due to the level of stress needed to slow a car. Some rear brakes can last up to 50,0000 - 80,000 miles, but you should consult your Ford service manual for suggested maintenance intervals for all components. Keep in mind you should consistently have your service department perform a multipoint examination which includes inspecting your brake system.

How much does a brake job cost?

Brake pads for a Ford can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad required.

Resurfacing rotors is much cheaper than replacing them. Ask us about the chance of simply resurfacing your Ford rotors rather than replacing them.

Ford Brake rotor replacement can cost anywhere between $300 - $750 for all four rotors to be replaced. This price estimate includes labor and components. At Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City we have a variety of brake specials & coupons to save you money! Because we are supplied OEM components directly from the manufacturer, we are able to locate components at wholesale prices and pass those savings to our clients unlike non-franchise service centers or Ford brake repair shops. We likewise specialize in Ford brake repair saving you on labor costs by getting your vehicle's brake job finished in an efficient manner.

How much does a Ford Brake Flush cost?

Proper car inspections and basic maintenance like a brake flush can prevent you from having to deal with costly repairs in the future. Bring your Ford to our location to assure your brake system is operating correctly. We can check your brake pads, fluid levels, rotors, calipers, brackets and everything in your brake system.

Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inSalt Lake City

Our Ford Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, fast & reliable maintenance & brake repair for your vehicle. If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team. You can also click here to Schedule your service appointment today. Contact Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City when you need quality brake service in Salt Lake City UT. We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more.

What are the signs and symptoms of bad Ford brake rotors or pads?

Just like there are common brake issues, there are very clear signs that can signify the cause of a brake problem. Warning signs include a shaky steering wheel, trouble stopping or a loud metal scraping sound are all indicators that you need to check your Ford brakes. Nonetheless, there are many other, and less clear, indicators that your Ford brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City if you experience any of the following:

  • Your car doesn't stay straight when you brake, pulling in either direction
  • Unusual vibrations, shaking or exceptionally loud noises occur during braking
  • Your car is wobbling or rocking when driving at high speeds
  • The brake pedal presses farther to the floor than usual or seems loose, or may require more force than usual
  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles. Brake inspections should be at least once a year. (Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City offers a complimentary multi-point check each visit)
  • It takes your car exceptionally longer distances to stop than normal
  • Your Check Engine or Brake Warning light on your dashboard comes on
  • You are over the number of miles that Ford advocates between brake fluid exchanges for your vehicle
  • You have grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes

Why choose Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City for all your Ford brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City, our Service Center strives to correctly diagnose/fix your vehicle the first time. This saves you hours at the store, as well cash on unnecessary repairs or extraneous auto repair. We are proud to serve all Ford owners and are the best location to service your Ford vehicle, truck or SUV in Salt Lake City and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the best appointment time for you or visit the store. Even if it's just for a quick multi-point inspection or alignment check, our team will be more than delighted to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City?

This can be a more difficult question to answer. Since there are many components to a brake system, there are different items that may be needed for your service. Some vehicles may just need new brake pads, others may need a brake fluid flush, while some may need a resurfacing of rotors and new brake lines due to leaking brake fluid. Depending on the results of the multi-point check, your Ford brake service may include:

  • Brake pad Replacement
  • New Brake Hoses/Brake Lines
  • Brake Caliper Replacement
  • Brake Fluid Flush & Brake Fluid Replacement
  • Brake Rotor & Brake Caliper Alignment
  • Brake Master Cylinder Replacement
  • New Brake Rotors / Brake Drums Resurfaced

How much do new rotors cost?

It depends on whether you need your Ford rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. At Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City we'll have one of our Ford technicians examine your vehicle to give you a recommendation and estimate. As stated prior, since we are able to order parts directly from Ford we can save you time and money replacing your rotors.

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

The Ford brake system is comprised of the following key components:

  • Parking Brake cable or adjuster is a steel cable used to activate the parking brakes. When the lever is used or pedal depressed, the cable pulls the calipers or drums to initiate the parking brake of your Ford.
  • Brake Hoses transmit brake fluid from the brake line to your Ford brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be examined constantly for cracks and other symptoms of deterioration. Check your Ford maintenance schedule for more advice on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Rotors also called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to stop the wheels from spinning. There are many types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let find the best type of brake rotors for your Ford
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and a computer allows your car to keep traction on the road continuously.
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your Ford braking system together so it can function accurately.
  • Brake pads or shoes are the components that physically make contact with your brake rotor and apply pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It's immensely vital to keep Ford brake pads fresh by replacing them as they experience quite a bit of stress each time they are used. Check your Ford maintenance schedule for the recommended mileage intervals.
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Ford rotors to slow or stop your car.
  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your Ford brake pedals to power the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby continuing the life of your brake system.

Brake pads consist of two layers: a metal backing plate and a high-friction material that includes rubber, fiber, carbon & other materials. Over time, brake pads wear down and can even start squeaking. This noise is the metal backing plate & the rotor touching, which still acts as a safety measure to let you know your brakes need repair. This can still cause damage to your rotors and, in some cases, can even start distorting them. In addition to serving as a "platform" for the friction material, the backing plate still protects the brake caliper from disproportionate heat buildup.

Brake calipers cover the rotors and contain pistons. The amount of pistons depends on the type of brake system. Brake fluid from the master cylinder forces these pistons to maneuver the brake pads against the disc. The brake caliper will evenly distribute pressure against the brake disc. Generally, the more pistons in a caliper, the more evenly the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to replace at least 2 rotors at a time. Normally, your Ford front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on an assortment of different factors. Ask Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City for more details by dialing 3858812581 and ask for a multipoint examination of your whole braking system. At our Ford diagnostics are free during each visit.

Ford Brake Specials

Not only will you receive an exciting discount on your brake service but you'll still get to experience the many perks of doing business with Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City. Larry H. Miller Ford Salt Lake City offers incredible prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Salt Lake City. We're the highest reviewed service department in Salt Lake City with factory-certified mechanics, free Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! You can explore one of our extraordinary brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for extra savings. So shop our distinct offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 3858812581.

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