Brake Centre

Responsive brakes are perhaps your vehicle's most important safety feature.

Factory-trained expersts at Quick Lane at NorthStar Ford Lincoln work to ensure you and your family have the security you deserve.

Our Quick Lane services include:

  • Brake inspection
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake line replacement
  • Brake fluid replacement
  • Brake light inspection & replacement
  • Rotor inspection & replacement
  • Drum brake inspection & replacement
  • Brake caliper inspection & replacement

Squeaks, squeals or grinding noises are cues to get your brakes checked out. Experts at NorthStar Quick Lane look for pad wear, leaks and a worn or a scratched brake disk. Brake pads usually need to be replaced about 35,000 to 65,000 kilometres. How long your brake pads last depends on how and where you drive. NorthStar Quick Lane uses high-quality Motorcraft brake pads and replacement parts that are installed by Ford-trained technicians. 

Swapping out brake pads can help avoid more expensive damage to rotors, the metal disc that plays a crucial role in stopping your vehicle. Brakes use a combination of pads, shoes, drums and rotors. Vehicles may have all disc brakes or a combination of disc brakes and drum brakes. The disc type of brake uses a piston in the calipers that pushes brake pads against the plate-sized rotor. In contrast, drum brakes are bowl-shaped and springs push brake pads against the inside of the bowl. Drum brakes usually are found on the rear of trucks or sedans. Brake fluid and brake lines must be maintained for brake systems to operate properly. We use manufacturer recommended brake fluid. Oil patches under your vehicle may indicate a leak, and your vehicle should be inspected immediately. If your brake pedal is spongy or can be pressed to the floorboard, get your vehicle brake system checked immediately.

Subtle signs indicate need for brake system inspection

Subtle signs indicate need for brake system inspection

You are dropping off your kids at school and slow down your car as you approach a crowded turnout. As you push on the brake pedal your car responds slowly, and you quickly press harder to get your vehicle to stop.

That delayed response and spongy feel may indicate a more serious problem--air or moisture in your vehicle's brake lines. Inspection by a brake expert is critical to prevent possible brake failure.

Early warning signs indicate worn out brakes

Early warning signs indicate worn out brakes

You’ve spent your summer acting as the family chauffeur, towing boats and trailers, driving to events and taking extended road trips.

How does all that driving affect the safety of your vehicle and its ability to stop?