Your brake pads are extremely important to your vehicle’s braking system. The brake pads are the part of the system that contacts and applies the necessary friction to your car’s brake rotors, which in turn causes your car to slow down. Over time, the friction that is needed to stop your vehicle can also cause the brake pads to wear down to a point at which they need to be replaced. This may occur between 30,000 and 70,000 miles, depending on your driving habits, the durability of your brake pads and of what compound(s) they are made, as well as the environment in which you typically drive. If you are unsure whether or not your front brake pads need to be replaced, make a service appointment today using our convenient online scheduling service at Hollingsworth Richards Ford in Baton Rouge, LA. We are just a short drive from the neighboring cities of Zachary, Denham Springs, Monticello, and Westminster, Louisiana.
Each of the wheels on your Ford car, truck, or SUV has its own brake pad. The brake pads can be replaced in pairs, such as the front two brake pads or the rear brake pads. Typically the front brakes work harder than the rear due to the greater weight transfer and pressure to which the front of your vehicle is subjected, and will therefore wear down the front brake pads quicker than the rear brake pads. The rear brake pads help extend the life of the front brake pads by sharing the load. Unfortunately, they cannot be switched from front to rear, as they will not fit on the calipers of the other. If your front brake pads are in greater need of replacement, our certified technicians at Hollingsworth Richards Ford will let you know. We will inspect your entire braking system, and thoroughly examine your brake pads for wear and damage. We can replace the front brake pads separately from the rear pads.
Regardless of what your brake pads are made of, they continually wear down over time under normal driving conditions. Once worn down, your front brake pads will have less traction, inhibiting your brake system’s performance, making it less effective at slowing your Ford car, truck, or SUV. The following signs may indicate your front brake pads need replacement:
We strongly recommend replacing your front brake pads if they are worn out. Replacement ensures your brakes function properly and at optimal performance, so your vehicle is safe to drive. Having your front brake pads replaced has additional benefits, including:
Whether you live in Baton Rouge, Monticello, Zachary, Denham Springs, or Westminster, LA, Hollingsworth Richards Ford is the quality choice near you for Ford maintenance and service. Our certified technicians use genuine OEM parts and are trained to service your Ford. We can thoroughly inspect your brake pads to see if they need replacement, so you can have peace of mind that your car will stop when you press on the brakes. Enjoy our many amenities at our Baton Rouge location, including TVs, free drinks and coffee, and free Wi-Fi to keep you connected. We look forward to servicing your vehicle soon!