How often should I service my brakes?
All vehicles have the same primary safety system: the brakes. Whether you drive a Dodge Durango, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler Pacifica, or Ram truck, you need to know your car will come to a stop when you press the brake pedal.
When your brakes are worn out, the correction is to replace the brakes. But did you know you need a brake service as well? Here’s what you need to know about a brake service which you can schedule now at Blake Fulenwider Ram Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Beeville, TX.
Why a Brake Service is Required
On all makes and models, brakes are primarily manufactured from steel and other metallic components. They’re exposed to high heat and weather conditions, and there’s no way to avoid it. When metal is in contact with moisture especially, corrosion is the result.
Not only does rust and corrosion occur, but dirt and brake dust build up on your brakes. That includes calipers, slider pins, bolts, and even the rotor and pad surfaces. This corrosion and dust buildup eventually will affect the way your brakes operate. Calipers can seize or don’t release pressure when you let your foot off the brake. Your brakes can drag, causing premature wear on components that were meant to last tens of thousands of miles.
On most vehicles, a brake service every 18,000 miles should suffice.
What Happens if I Don’t Get My Brakes Serviced?
Excessive wear is the result if you neglect this maintenance item. It’s possible you could hear that telltale squealing noise of worn-out brake pads well before it should be due. At that point, you’ll need a brake and rotors service where the brake pads and/or rotors will need to be replaced instead of simply cleaned and adjusted.
How It’s Done
Brake service is a process that cleans and lubricates your vehicle’s brakes. Corrosion is removed and contaminants like brake dust are cleaned from all surfaces.
A factory-trained and certified technician removes your car’s wheels and uses a combination of cleaners and abrasives to service your brakes. The brake caliper and pad sliders are lubricated for easy movement, helping your brakes last their full expected lifecycle.
For a cheap brake service, cleaning and adjusting your brakes should be part of your routine maintenance schedule. On every service visit, a technician will inspect your brakes, adjust your parking brake, and report on the condition of your brakes. They’ll let you know if a brake service is recommended on your vehicle.
Who Does Brake Service Near Me?
Most automotive service and repair shops can perform brake services but they’re not the best choice for your Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, or Ram vehicle. When it’s time for your brakes to be serviced, trust your vehicle to the dealership. You’ll receive model-specific care from the people who know your car best. If parts are required, Genuine OEM and Mopar parts are used. And all repairs are backed by warranty from the manufacturer.
In Beeville, Texas, choose Blake Fulenwider Ram Chrysler Dodge Jeep for all your maintenance and repair needs. Book an appointment online, by phone, or stop in for a visit.