Brake Service Tips

Brake Service Tips

Brake Service Tips

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Your car’s braking system is a significant aspect of your car’s safety. You must observe all of its elements and make any necessary repairs. You should always check the brake pads, calipers, rotors,  master cylinder, and brake lines. It would be best to have your brake pads serviced every 12,000 miles and replace the brake fluid every 25,000 miles.

Why do my car’s brake pads wear down so fast?

The brake pads and rotors are the main points of contact between your car and your tires. Your vehicle’s brake pads will wear down faster than other parts of the system and will require regular maintenance. Friction between the brake pads and the tires creates heat, and this is why the pads will wear. It is essential to inspect the quality of your places to ensure there is an acceptable amount of resistance to stop. If you find that you are pressing your brake pedal harder or a burning smell, it may be time to have your brake pads and rotors serviced.

How do the brakes work on my vehicle?

The braking system of your car runs off of pressure that is applied through brake fluid. When you press on your brake pedal, the fluid builds tension via the master cylinder, and then it travels through the brake lines to the brake caliper, which pushes the brake pads, stopping your car. This pressure is why Brake fluid is so important as it is, in essence, the messenger between you and your car’s braking system. It would be best if you had your Brake fluid checked and changed every 25,000 miles.

Is there anything I can do to make the brakes on my car last longer?

Proper brake maintenance is essential, but there are other ways to help extend the life of your brakes. There are ways you can extend the life of your brakes. Start with trying to avoid carrying too much weight and late or heavy braking.

Pinkney CDJR is here to help!

Ensuring your brakes are in proper working order is vital to the protection of your family members. If you have any questions about your braking system, please stop into the service department at Pinkney Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and speak with one of our service advisors as soon as possible.