Brake Safety

Your vehicle's brakes are integral to your safety and essential to the optimal performance of your vehicle. Here's some helpful advice on brake care that you can use to enhance the performance and lengthen the life of your brakes.

How to Check Your Brakes

Checking your brakes periodically between professional services is essential to the maintaining the integrity and performance of your brakes. It's also a great idea to plan ahead and have your brakes inspected while you are having tire rotation services performed. This inspection should include:

  • Amount of wear on brake pads 
  • Brake fluid levels
  • Rotor thickness and overall condition
  • Hose and brake line condition
  • Brake light operation
  • Interior dashboard warning light check

You will need to replace your brake pads as part of normal vehicle maintenance. In some cases, you can see your brake pads through the openings in your wheels. This is a great way for you to check the condition of your brake pads in-between professional brake services.

If you are an adventurous do-it-yourselfer, there are some brake services that you can perform yourself, including changing the brake fluid, rotors, and brake pads. Be sure to check your owner's manual for specific instructions.

How to Identify Signs of Brake Problems

It's important to be able to identify early warning signs of potential problems. By detecting issues early, you can provide improved brake care for your vehicle and ensure you and your passengers are safe while on the road. Here are some things you should watch for to determine if your brakes need servicing:

  • Interior Warning Light
  • Abnormal Noises When Brakes Applied (including grinding and squealing)
  • Delayed or Diminished Response When Brakes are Applied
  • Vehicle Pulls to One Direction or Shakes When Brakes are Applied
  • Brake Pedal Goes All the Way to the Floor or Will Hardly Move When Brakes are Applied

If you are able to identify any of these warning signs, it's important to take your vehicle to a professional for brake services as soon as possible. Maintaining the integrity of your brake system is imperative to the safety of you, your passengers, and everyone around you.

Your vehicle's brakes

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. At Marcotte Ford, we have the right parts, tools and certified‐trained technicians to take care of your every need.

Brakes Offers

PURCHASE FOUR SELECT TIRES AND A MOTORCRAFT® COMPLETE BRAKE SERVICE, GET UP TO A $210 REBATE BY MAIL WHEN YOU USE THE FORD SERVICE CREDIT CARD.*

*Black Friday tire offers cannot be combined with any other tire manufacturer-sponsored or Ford Service Credit Card rebate/offer. Retail purchases only. Must purchase both services for maximum rebate. Dealer-installed Motorcraft® or Omnicraft™ brake pads or shoes. Exclusions apply. Limit one redemption per axle. Taxes extra. Rebate per axle ($30 with Ford Service Credit Card, $15 without Ford Service Credit Card). Dealer-installed retail purchases only. Limit one redemption per customer. $110 tire rebate on Pirelli Scorpion. $100 tire rebate on Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT, Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar, Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar, Assurance WeatherReady; Continental TerrainContact A/T; Hankook Kinergy GT H436, Kinergy GT H436B, Kinergy PT H737, Kinergy ST H735; Yokohama Avid Ascend GT. Up to $110 tire rebate from tire manufacturer, $70 tire credit card rebate from Citibank N.A. Complete purchase must be made on the Ford Service Credit Card for $210 maximum rebate. Subject to credit approval. Rebates by prepaid debit card. Offer valid 11/16/18 to 11/26/18. Submit rebate by 12/31/18 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Ford Service Credit Card is issued by Citibank, N.A. See Service Advisor for vehicle applications and rebate details. Offer valid with coupon.

GET A $25 REBATE BY MAIL WHEN YOU USE YOUR FORD SERVICE CREDIT CARD TO MAKE A QUALIFYING PURCHASE OF $250 OR MORE (BEFORE TAX).*

*Subject to credit approval. Rebate valid on qualifying purchase of $250 or more before tax; not valid on prior purchases. Complete purchase must be made on the Ford Service Credit Card. Offer valid 10/01/18 to 12/31/18. Submit rebate by 1/31/19 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Limit one $25 mail-in rebate per visit. Rebate by prepaid debit card. Cannot be combined with other Ford brake or battery offers. Card is issued by Metabank,® Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Metabank or Visa does not sponsor or endorse Ford Service Credit Card. Ford Service Credit Card is issued by Citibank, N.A. See Service Advisor for details.

MOTORCRAFT® BRAKE PADS INSTALLED $99.95 OR LESS*

*Per-axle price on pads or shoes on most vehicles. Exclusions apply. Taxes extra. See Service Advisor for details. Offer valid with coupon.

MOTORCRAFT® COMPLETE BRAKE SERVICE $179.95 OR LESS*

*Per-axle price on most vehicles. Exclusions apply. Taxes extra. See Service Advisor for details.

LIFETIME BRAKE PAD GUARANTEE*

*Available for Motorcraft® brake pads purchased after 7/1/14 and Omnicraft™ brake pads purchased after 7/1/17. Nontransferable. Replacement requires copy of original repair order and completion of any other necessary brake service, such as brake rotor service. Motorcraft or Omnicraft brake pads must be installed by U.S. Ford or Lincoln Dealership or Quick Lane® technician to be covered. Pads only; labor costs not included. Restrictions and exclusions apply. Offer valid with coupon. See Service Advisor for details.

HAVE YOUR BRAKES INSPECTED. FREE.*

*Inspect brake friction material, caliper operation, rotors, drums, hoses and connections. Inspect parking brake for damage and proper operation. See Service Advisor for details. Offer valid with coupon.

What to Do When It's Time to Buy Brakes

When it comes time to replace your brakes, most opt for professional brake service to get the job done. In general, with proper brake care, your brakes should be replaced every 20,000-30,000 miles.

Here, at Marcotte Ford, our team of professionals would be happy to help with all your brake care needs. We are committed to providing superior service and exceptional workmanship that is simply unmatched for our valued customers in Holyoke and the surrounding areas. Be sure to contact us for answers to all your car care questions or to schedule your brake care services today! 

Why should I choose Marcotte Ford for brake repair?

Our factory‐trained technicians offer a comprehensive brake inspection including:

  • Checking for even wear and measuring brake pad/shoe thickness
  • Ensuring brake lines and master and wheel cylinders aren't leaking
  • Checking rotors for hot spots and run‐outs
  • Inspecting calipers for wear, fluid leaks and movement
  • Checking anti‐lock brake sensors
  • Testing hardware and making necessary adjustments
  • Checking brake fluid condition and levels

Other benefits of Marcotte Ford brake services include:

  • Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts
  • Full‐service maintenance and repair facility
  • Parts and labor warranties
  • Clean, comfortable waiting areas with free Wi‐Fi
  • Shuttle service to and from your home
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff

The Ford Service Credit Card

The Ford Service Credit Card is a financing option that lets you pay for all service maintenance and repairs, including tire purchases and installation at Marcotte Ford and other Ford Dealers across the U.S. It only takes a few minutes to apply and receive the decision.

Upon credit approval, you'll be provided with a credit line to assist you with all instore purchases, including:

  • Ford Motorcraft® batteries
  • Parts
  • Accessories
  • Tires
  • Extended service plans
  • Rental vehicle
  • Body shop repairs/deductions
  • And more

Plus, you get to take advantage of great rebate offers. Right now, each time you spend $250 or more (before tax) on your Ford Service Credit Card, you can earn a $25 prepaid card by mail‐in rebate.* Offer valid for new and existing Ford customers.

*Subject to credit approval. Rebate valid on qualifying purchase before tax; not valid on prior purchases. Complete purchase must be made on the Ford Service Credit Card. Submit rebate by 01/31/2019 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Limit one $25 mail-in rebate per visit. Rebate by prepaid debit card. Cannot be combined with other Ford Service Credit Card offers. See participating dealership for rebate details.

The Ford Service Credit Card

WHEN CHARLIE BREAKS OUT, YOU NEED TO BRAKE FAST.

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