Brake-Check Yourself, With Professional Repair from Lithia Ford of Missoula

City drivers in the Missoula, Hamilton, Frenchtown, Stevensville, Ronan, and Kalispell, MT areas put their brakes through a lot of daily stress, with the near-constant stop-and-go traffic. And, depending on your driving habits, you could be putting a lot more wear and tear on your brakes than you think.

At Lithia Ford of Missoula, we think that the best defense is a good offense. So even if your Ford model has only seen a few thousand miles, or your used car, truck or SUV doesn't get driven many miles, don't ignore the signs of worn brakes!

What are the signs? The most obvious is a brake light on the dashboard, alerting you to a potential problem. Other signals, more subtle but equally as serious, include a slow-to-respond or "spongy" brake pedal, a grinding or squealing sound when you brake, or a grinding feeling in the steering wheel or brake pedal. If you notice any of the above, or you're questioning your brakes at all, then the damage may already be done. Don't wait. Schedule an appointment at our Lithia Ford of Missoula service center to get your brakes checked. Prevention and early detection could not only extend the life of your brakes, it could mean the difference between a safe stop or a dangerous slide.

Repair isn't the only service your brakes need, as they also need periodic maintenance. With time, your brake fluid can retain water. This water can reduce the boiling point of the brake fluid, and boiling brake fluid can cause big issues in the brake system. Additionally, water can result in the brake lines rusting. This rust can contaminate the brake system and cause the internal seals to fail.

Browse our current Service Specials to see if you could save on brakes or brake repair service at Lithia Ford of Missoula.

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Lithia Ford of Missoula

3943 Brooks Street
Directions Missoula, MT 59804

  • Parts: 866-371-8304