While you obviously enjoy taking to the open road in your Ford vehicle, you need it to stop as well as it gets moving. In order for that to happen, your factory brake calipers and brake rotors need to create the friction that slows your wheels.
What Your Brake Pads Do
There's one problem, though. Both the caliper and rotor are made of metal. Without something to protect them, each would degrade quickly from the contact they make. Your original brake pads offer that layer of protection, protecting the metal parts from grinding against each other and causing irreparable damage.
Brake Pads Can Go Bad, Though
The act of braking generates a great deal of heat, though. Eventually your brake pads can begin to fail. Pay attention to signs like these:
- A grinding noise as you brake
- Squeaking or squealing brake noises
- A vibrating brake pedal
- Needing more distance to fully stop
Your original Ford brake pads can last up to 60,000 miles, though driving conditions can greatly affect that number. You'll want to replace them in sets, either front or back, to ensure that you have new pads working together. You'll also want to choose the best brake pads for your model. Those are the ones made by Ford. Our online auto parts department has a complete selection in stock and ready to ship. Order yours today to save money and cross one more task off of your to-do list!
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