Our Ford service department is the prime opportunity for local Ford owners to get certified brake service quality. Certified technicians complete our full brake service menu to factory specifications with the recommended genuine OEM parts. Continue reading about routine brake maintenance services and schedule an appointment today at Sunset Ford of Waterloo, IL.
Stopping your vehicle involves a hydraulic braking system able to generate powerful resistance to forward momentum. The Ford braking system has several components that generate stopping power, including a master cylinder pump, hydraulic fluid, lines, calipers, pads, and rotors. Braking components handle extreme pressure, friction, and heat that lead to depreciation and needing maintenance.
The brake system requires routine inspections for safety and knowing when the essential components need maintenance. We recommend choosing us for inspections completed by certified technicians that understand the Ford braking system with extensive hands-on experience.
Hydraulic fluid transfers stopping force from the master cylinder into the brake pads creating resistance with the rotors bolted to the wheels. Brake fluid is an excellent hydraulic, but its life is limited as it collects moisture that restricts efficient energy transfer. Ford recommends brake fluid exchange service every two to three years.
Brake pads are a metallic composite designed to create friction when clamped against the rotors. They wear down and require replacement service when measuring three to four millimeters. We can replace the front, rear, or all brake pads as needed with genuine OEM parts.
Brake rotors depreciate with cracking and grooving, where friction is created alongside the brake pads. Brake rotor resurfacing removes the wear and tear to restore disc flatness with the maximum surface area available for creating friction. Brake rotors with excessive disc wear and tear or warping require replacement service to restore specifications.
Need new brake pads and rotor maintenance? If so, our complete brake service bundles brake pad replacement with rotor resurfacing for more efficient service in a single visit.
Customers can visit the Quick Lane® for brake system inspection, pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing/replacement services. The online service scheduler is always ready to schedule service appointments at your convenience within minutes. Our friendly staff is also here during regular hours to schedule service appointments by phone.