It can be easy to forget about brake maintenance until something goes wrong. The brake system can easily be taken for granted, and if you neglect regular maintenance on your Dodge brakes, it can lead to safety and performance issues.
Luckily, there are certain signs that indicate your car is in need of a brake replacement, and here in our Dodge service center, our team of mechanics is ready to diagnose your car and perform brake repairs.
You Hear a Squealing Noise
If you can hear a faint scraping, squealing, or buzzing sound when you hit the brake pedal, it could be a sign that your brakes are in need of replacement. When your brake pads wear down to a thin level, the squealing will intensify.
It Takes More Time to Stop
This problem has a name among Dodge mechanics, and that name is brake fade. More often than not, brake fade is caused by intentionally applying the brakes over a vast distance without bringing the car to a full stop. By forcing the brake pads to make contact with the rotors for a long, uninterrupted period, you can cause the pads to wear down faster than normal, necessitating repair.
Your Car Pulls to One Side
If your vehicle pulls to one side when you hit the brakes, it may be a sign that the brake linings are wearing unevenly or that there is foreign matter in the brake fluid. Sometimes this means that you need new brakes; other times, a brake adjustment or fluid draining will solve the issue.
If you’re noticing any of the above brake issues, schedule a service appointment with the brake experts at Gandrud Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM.