Brake Service in Atlanta, GA

Brake Service & Brake Pad Replacements

Maintaining your Ford’s brake system is one of the most important aspects to car ownership. Of course, the basic concept behind brakes is that they allow your vehicle to come to a complete stop or slow down. How they work, however, is a bit more complex. Imagine you’re pushing down on a brake pedal. As you do this, hydraulic fluid is carried to the brake systems located near each wheel. Once this happens, frictions allows your brakes to slow the wheel in one of two ways. Which way is dependent on the type of brakes you have. The first type of brakes are called disc brakes. They consist of a brake disc/rotor, brake caliper, and brake pad. In this scenario, the hydraulic fluid allows the caliper to press the brake pad against the brake disc. When this happens, friction is created and slows the wheel. Drum brakes are the second type. These consist of a brake drum and brake shoes. When you press the brake pedal, hydraulic fluid is guided to a cylinder which pushes the brake shoe against the inner surface of the brake drum. Similar to the result in disc brakes, this creates the friction necessary to slow the wheel down.

It’s okay if you don’t know which type of brakes your vehicle has - most people don’t! That’s where we come in. Our service advisors can help you understand the brakes on your vehicle and how to best care for them. Generally, most modern vehicles have disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear. However, it’s also possible to have disc brakes on all 4 wheels, usually on more expensive models. You can even have drum brakes on all 4 wheels, but this is quite rare in cars today.

Ford Brake Service Near Me

Have you noticed that your brakes aren’t as responsive as they used to be? Do they feel soft when you push down? The factory-trained technicians at Nalley Ford Sandy Springs can inspect your brake system and let you know if any items require attention. Whether it’s something simple like new brake pads or a more complex brake repair, you can be sure we use only Genuine Ford parts that are designed specifically for your model. Our goal is to make sure that you vehicle continues to run at the highs standards you expect. Come visit us today and experience the Nalley difference. We proudly service customers in Atlanta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, and more.

Brake Service Frequently Asked Questions

Still confused? We're here to answer some of the most common brake questions!

What are the warning signs of worn brakes?

Recognizing the warning signs of brake issues is important for vehicle safety. If you hear any strange noises while applying the brakes, you should have your vehicle inspected by a technician as soon as possible. This can include a variety of noises, including scraping, grinding, or high-pitched squealing. Another sign of brake wear is an increase in stopping distance or a feeling of soft brakes. Additionally, if you see leaking fluid or notice a burning or chemical smell while driving, pull over immediately. Both of these could be signs of brake failure.

How often do brakes need to be serviced?

Brake pads can last longer or shorter depending on your driving habits and the environment where you live. Because of this, it’s hard to say exactly how often brakes need to be serviced or repaired. For the most part, you should look at replacing your brake pads every 30k to 40k miles. When it comes to brake disc/rotors, they typically last longer and require service less frequently. Rotors can also be surfaced (or “machined”) a few times before needing replacement. You should have your brakes inspected regularly to watch for signs of wear.

What is the average brake service cost?

Brake service can include a variety of items, all with varying costs. As an example, you may require only a simple brake pad replacement or brake fluid exchange, or it might be time for a larger service like replacing rotors. Additionally, the size and model of the vehicle you drive can also impact the cost. At Nalley Ford, we’re proud to offer competitive pricing on all Ford brake services, including OEM Ford brake pads and more. We also offer a variety of service coupons to help make maintenance more affordable. Stop by today or schedule an appointment online.

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Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Friday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Saturday 7:30AM-4:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
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Dealership Hours

  • Monday 9:00AM-8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM-8:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM-8:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM-8:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM-8:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM-8:00PM
  • Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Friday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Saturday 7:30AM-4:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Friday 7:00AM-6:30PM
  • Saturday 7:30AM-4:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Contact

Nalley Ford Sandy Springs

7555 Roswell Rd
Directions Atlanta, GA 30350

  • Call: (855)-200-4193
  1. Nalley Ford Sandy Springs

    7555 Roswell Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30350

    • Call: (855)-200-4193
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