Brakes grinding? Stop into the Quick Lane at Midway Ford and we will have your vehicle back on the road in no time!
How much will it cost for new?
It depends. It's $179.95* to replace the brake pads and resurface the brake rotors. If the brake rotors are too thin or rusty then they will have to be replaced and then the cost would range from $279.95-$419.95 depending on the cost of the rotors. There is also the option to replace just the brake pads (leaving the rotors untouched) for $99.95* - but we don't recommend this because if we don't service the rotors then you're likely to experience drivability issues, the new brake pad will wear down faster, and you lose eligiblity for the Lifetime Brake Pad Guarantee. It's also a good idea to change the brake fluid while you're having your brake pads serviced. Changing out the brake fluid costs an additional $119.95
What is included in a brake service?
It depends. After we inspect your brakes, we will provide a recommendation of services. We usually recommend replacing both brake pads and rotors along with a brake fluid flush.
Do I need an appointment?
No appointment necessary. Just swing on into our Quick Lane we'll be happy to help. The Quick Lane has its own entrance at the south end of the dealership.
How long does the service take?
Generally, it takes about 45-90 minutes to replace the brakes (per axle), however when we get extremely busy the wait time can get pretty long. If you want to make sure the wait time isn't too long before you show up, we recommend giving us a call in the Quick Lane to check how busy we are.
How often should I have my brakes replaced?
Brake pads should be replaced when they get too thin (when they get down to 2-3mm). A set of brake pads usually lasts about 40,000-60,000 miles depending on the vehicle and how it's driven. For a complete brake inspection, stop into our Quick Lane where we offer brake inspections $19.95 or for $39.95 you can opt for our Works Package which includes a brake inspection, oil change, and tire rotation.
Why is it important to replace my brakes?
Brake pads are 9-12mm thick when they're brand new. Every time you use your brakes, the pads wear down a little bit, and eventually when it gets too thin it will need to be replace. We recommend replacing your brake pads when they get down to 2-3mm.
The brake rotors is the part that the brake pads clamp onto to stop the vehicle. Brake rotors wear down as well, so oftentimes they need to be replaced along with the brake pads.
If I still have 2mm left on my brake pads, why don't I wait until they're down to 1mm before replacing them?
When the friction material on the brake pads wears down too far, the heat can build up and damage other components of the braking system, such as the calipers.
What is the deal with the Lifetime Brake Pad Guarantee?
Basically, if we replace your brake pads, you never have to pay for them again. The only caveats are that the brake pads have to be either Ford or Motorcraft and you have to have the brake rotors serviced as well (no pad slaps).
Do my new brakes come with a warranty?
Ford and Motorcraft brake pads installed at Midway Ford come with a lifetime guarantee so you will never have to pay for those brake pads ever again. Also, all Ford and Motorcraft parts installed by the technicians here at Midway Ford come with a two-year/unlimited mileage warranty so if we have to replace any other components while we are in there, those will be covered too.
*Price applicable to most makes and models. Price is per axle. See Service Advisor for details.