Stop in for our complimentary multi-point inspections at Hollingsworth Richards Ford in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and we’ll check your braking system to see if your brake pads need replacement. If you suspect an issue, our certified technicians will inspect your front and rear brake pads, as well as your entire braking system. We’ll make sure your brake pads aren’t compromised so you can rest assured that your brakes will slow your Ford when you depress the brake pedal. Regardless of the composition of your brake pads (such as composite, ceramic or metallic materials), they are worn down slightly each time they are used. This causes them to wear thin over time and with normal use. Once worn, they won’t be able to generate friction and heat effectively, causing their performance to falter, thereby increasing the distance required for your Ford car, truck, or SUV to stop.
Brake pad replacement involves the process of exchanging your worn out brake pads for new ones. Typically brake pads should be replaced approximately every 30,000 to 70,000 miles, depending on the factors listed below. To get a more definitive estimate, bring your Ford to Hollingsworth Richards Ford and our certified technicians can let you know.
How quickly your brake pads and brake parts wear out depends on many factors, including:
Having your brake pads replaced has many benefits in addition to the most obvious benefit of ensuring your brakes work as they should:
Our certified technicians strongly encourage having your brake pads replaced as part of your preventative maintenance. If you wait to replace them for weeks or even months after warning signs arise, your brakes will not function properly. Loss of performance and jumpy braking are safety hazards, often accompanied by a squealing noise.
Our certified technicians are trained and tested specifically to maintain your Ford car, truck, or SUV. We use genuine OEM parts from the manufacturer to give you the peace of mind that your brakes will function properly, and their safety and reliability will not be compromised by using third-party brake parts. We want to ensure your Ford Explorer, Escape, Fusion, F-150, or Mustang is safe for you and your loved ones. Bring your Ford into our Express Service Department, and we’ll get your brake pads replaced efficiently and with quality service. If you can’t afford to miss an important appointment, take advantage of our courtesy shuttle. Able to stay while we exchange your brake pads? Enjoy our complimentary coffee and beverages, free Wi-Fi, business workstations, vending machines, and televisions. We strive to ensure you are comfortable within our state-of-the-art facility. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we are just a short drive from Monticello, Westminster, Zachary, and Denham Springs, LA.