Signs Your Truck Needs New Brakes

Ford brakes

Good, healthy brakes are crucial for trucks whether you’re using your pickup for daily driving, off-road adventuring, towing and hauling, or a little bit of everything. Knowing the tell-tale signs that your truck needs new brakes can help save you time, money, and stress in the long run.  

Strange noises

One of the surest ways to tell that your truck needs new brakes is to listen whenever you put the pedal down. If you hear something unusual — grinding, squealing, or screeching, for example — that’s your brake system telling you that you may be due for maintenance and repair.

Strange feelings

When you come to a stop, everything should feel smooth. If you feel vibration through the pedal when you apply the brakes, it means that your rotors may be warping. Other signs you might feel include your vehicle pulling to one side when you use the brakes or taking much longer to stop than normal. 

The best way to stay on top of your brakes is to bring your truck into North Brothers Ford for regularly scheduled maintenance. Our trained technicians will inspect the crucial components of your truck and let you know if you’re coming due for any important services.

Due for service this summer? Don’t delay — contact the pros at North Brothers Ford in Westland, Michigan.