Your brakes are one of the most critical components of your Ford vehicle. In order for you and your passengers to remain safe and secure while on the road, it is imperative that you routinely check how well your brakes are performing. If you notice any of these tell-tale signs of wear and tear, it’s time to take your car to our service center at Lester Glenn Ford 

1. Squealing Noises Coming from Your Brakes 

One of the first signs that it is time to replace your brake pads is if you hear any squealing noises coming from them. Squeaky brakes can be normal during rainy weather conditions, but if you notice that your brakes are squeaking all the time, there may be an issue. If you notice ongoing squeaking with your brakes, it’s time to take your car into our Ford parts center 

2. Indicator Light Is On 

Another sign that you need to switch out your brake pads is when your vehicle’s indicator light turns on. In many new models, there is a sensor on the brake pads that will trigger the internal light to switch on when the pad becomes worn down. If you notice this light turn on, take your vehicle to one of our professionals right away. 

3. Vibrating Brake Pedal 

A third sign of malfunctioning brake pads is a vibrating brake pedal. If it is a challenge to stop your vehicle with your current pedal or it feels unsteady when you press down, this could indicate that your brake pads have worn out. A vibrating brake pedal isn’t normal and should be inspected right away. 

If you need new brake pads, take your Ford vehicle to our Ford dealership in Ocean, NJ today!