Maintaining Your Brakes

Maintaining your Brakes

Brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle.

When your brakes are healthy, they help your Ford stop quickly and reliably. They also help you maintain control while you?re driving.

And because worn brake components can cause drag, new brakes can also help improve your efficiency.


Brake systems include items like pads and rotors that gradually wear as you drive, as well as non-wear items like brake hoses.

Ford Motor Company recommends that you follow your maintenance schedule and have your brakes inspected every 10,000-15,000* miles, depending on your vehicle model.

Immediately have your brakes inspected if:

  • Your brake pedal feels squishy or goes to the floor
  • The brake system warning light turns on You feel a steering wheel vibration while driving, with or without the brakes applied
  • You hear a squealing or grinding sound, with or without the brakes applied
  • You smell a burning odor You see metallic flakes peeling off the brakes
  • You see deep gouges or scratches on your brake rotors

*You may want to have your brakes inspected sooner than scheduled if your vehicle falls under the following special operating conditions:

  • You drive in heavy stop-and-go traffic
  • You tow a trailer, use a camper or vehicle-top carrier
  • You drive in hilly or mountainous areas
  • You drive off-road


Motorcraft® replacement brake components are engineered to Ford Motor Company specifications, and are backed by a 12-month/12,000-mile limited warranty.

Why Buy Motorcraft brake parts?

There is a major difference when purchasing Factory Approved Parts Vs Universal Parts you would find elsewhere.

  • Optimized for safety, durability, and performance
  • Built to minimize noise and vibration
  • Passed 27 brake system tests
  • Include all installation hardware
  • Are application-specific?not ?one size fits all?



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