When you press your brake pedal, a complex system goes into motion to help keep you and your passengers safe. That's why it's so important to have highly skilled technicians service your brakes. We have the right parts, tools and certified-trained technicians to take care of your every need.
How can I tell if my brakes need servicing?
Brakes feeling spongy or hard to press down on are two of the most common signs that your system needs servicing. In these cases, it is likely that air has gotten into the lines or that you are low on brake fluid. Other indicators include noises such as a squeal or grinding. Both signal your pads are worn and will likely need immediate service.
Also, if your car pulls to one side, or if your steering wheel or brake pedal shakes when you apply the brake, your rotors may be warped and need replacing. In some cases, rotors can be resurfaced to save money. Lastly, your anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning lights will indicate when you’re running low on brake fluid, or that there may be a leak somewhere in your brake lines.
What should be included in a brake inspection?
When having a brake system checkup, it is recommended that a test drive as well as a visual inspection are performed. Your technician should:
- Check for even wear and measure brake pad/shoe thickness
- Ensure brake lines, and master and wheel cylinders aren’t leaking
- Check rotors for hot spots and run-outs
- Inspect calipers for wear, fluid leaks and movement
- Check anti-lock brake sensors
- Test hardware and make necessary adjustments
- Check brake fluid condition and levels
Each of these components must be working properly to ensure the effectiveness of your brake system.
Why should I choose a Lincoln dealership for brake repairs?
There are many mistakes that can be made while repairing your brake system. Errors such as not measuring rotor thickness and installing brake pads backward happen more often than you may think. Not cleaning the brake slides and hardware before installation are also common occurrences. Any of these oversights can result in costly damages to your vehicle.
There are over 9,000 factory-trained Lincoln technicians across America ready to service your car or SUV. Their training has been developed by the same company that designed, engineered and built your vehicle. This means they have the knowledge, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, tools and training to help ensure your service is done correctly the first time. Other benefits of Lincoln dealership installation include:
- Full-service maintenance and repair facility
- Parts and labor warranties
- Clean, comfortable waiting areas
- Pickup and delivery service to and from your home or business
- Friendly and knowledgeable staff
While factory-trained technicians and warrantied service are very good reasons for visiting your Lincoln dealership, there are other advantages as well.
The Lincoln Owner Credit Card
Service needs can arise at any time. The Lincoln Owner Credit Card lets you pay for all service maintenance and repairs, including brake parts and labor, when it’s convenient for you. And, it can be used at Lincoln dealerships across the U.S. It’s easy to apply for, and once you’ve submitted your application it only takes minutes to receive approval. Subject to credit approval, you’ll be provided with a credit line to assist you with all in-store purchases, including:
- Extended service plans
- Loaner vehicles
- Body shop repairs/deductions
- Vehicle service and maintenance
- And more
Do your brakes need inspection or repair? Contact your local Lincoln dealership to learn more about current promotions or available Lincoln brake service offers. You may also log into your Lincoln Owner account to schedule an appointment today.