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Every time you get in your vehicle and begin driving, the most important feature that you rely on the most but may neglect to regularly inspect and maintain are your vehicle’s brakes. Even though your brakes may be “out of sight,” knowing they keep you safe, they are the one thing you should always be able to count on. In order for your vehicle to take care of you, you need to first take care of it.

Yorkton Brake Service Maintenance Schedule

You should have your vehicle’s brakes regularly serviced and maintained to ensure your safety and reduce the need for any large expensive repairs. We strongly urge you to take the time and review your owner's manual to see what the manufacturer recommends for your specific make, model, and year. We recommend that our customers have their brakes inspected and serviced here in Yorkton when the following mileage has been reached:

  • At every 10,000 km you should have your brakes inspected.
  • At every 10,000 km you should adjust and clean your rear brakes.
  • At every 50,000 km or 2 years, you should flush your brake fluid from the brake hydraulic system.


Symptoms That You Should Visit Us in Yorkton Soon to Have Your Brakes Serviced

Some symptoms of significant brake wear indicating that you need to come in for brake pad replacements or services immediately are:

  • You notice brake fluid residue on the outside of the wheel (on rim or tire)
  • You find yourself adding brake fluid regularly to the master cylinder
  • When you brake, there is an unusual smoke or odour occurring
  • When you brake, there is an unusual noise
  • When you brake, the pedal feels mushy under your foot
  • When you brake, the pedal feels as though it is shaking or pulsating
  • When you brake, the steering wheel shakes
  • When you brake, the car pulls to the left or right
  • ABS (anti-lock braking system) light is turned on
  • The emergency brake is not working when engaged

If you continue to use your worn brake pads without having them replaced, you eventually begin to brake on metal-on-metal. This can severely damage the rotor and drum and require them to be either resurfaced or replaced, dependent on their condition and thickness. Occasionally you may need your brake hydraulic system to be flushed and refilled with brake fluid. It can become contaminated and result in corrosion of the hydraulic brake system. Worse yet, if you find that the ability to slow down your vehicle is becoming more difficult, your brake lines may need repair as they can be cut or damaged.


Features of a Brake Service and Repair in Yorkton

Whether you apply your brakes gently to come to a slow and smooth stop, or you press your brakes hard to come to a fast and sudden stop, your brakes experience regular wear and tear. To ensure your safety and optimal stopping performance, you should get your brakes inspected and serviced at your Royal Ford dealership in Yorkton.

Some of the things in your brake system that you should have serviced annually are:

  • Brake pads
  • Brake shoes
  • Drums
  • Rotors
  • Master cylinder
  • Wheel cylinder
  • Brake hoses
  • Calipers
  • Brake hardware
  • Brake fluid
  • Parking brake operation
  • Parking brake shoes/pads

Each time you visit, we are sure to inspect each of these parts and let you know if there are potentially any issues that need to be resolved as soon as possible or later down the road.

Visit us today at your Royal Ford dealership to have your brakes serviced in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

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