What do I Need to Know About Brakes & Pads?
Regardless of the make and model of your vehicle, brakes are obviously an incredibly important component. The main component of your braking system that actually requires semi-regular replacement is the brake pads. Bringing your vehicle to a Mopar Certified repair shop not only allows you to have your brake pads replaced, but it gives a trained professional the chance to have a look over the entire braking system to ensure things are running as they should and other maintenance is not required. Below are some commonly asked questions about your braking system and brake pads.
How Long Do Brakes Last?
Despite what well-meaning friends may tell you, brake wear is unique to every driver depending on your driving habits, the condition of your overall braking system ant the quality and composition of your brake components.
Brakes wear a little every time they are applied so stop and go traffic, aggressive driving habits and a heavily loaded vehicle will require replacement much sooner than single passenger, long highway commutes.
Are All Pads the Same?
Softer pads (organic) offer better stopping power but at the expense of wear, ceramic pads on the other hand have a much longer lifespan but give up a little stopping power.
Economical brake components typically have a shorter life span than more quality products designed to specifically for your vehicle. Ask you Mopar® Service Expert about the options and which brakes are right for you.
When to Replace Pads?
It’s a commonly held belief that the signs of brake system issues are readily noticeable to the driver. A pulsing brake pedal, a high-pitched squeal or worse yet harsh grinding sounds are certainly indicators that your brake system requires maintenance – but by the time you experience any of these conditions it may be too late for minor repairs.
Regular inspection and maintenance by your Mopar® Service Experts can resolve discreet issues within your braking system (dragging, seized calipers, worn pads, etc.) before they lead to larger issues – impacting both the safety of your vehicle and the significance of the repair.