Dodge Brakes Commonly Asked Questions

1. How often should I check my brakes?

Brakes should be regularly examined to assess whether brake servicing is needed. An interval approach can be taken - for example, testing the brakes every 15000 miles - or you can have your mechanic do an inspection with every oil change.

2. How long should the brakes on a car last?

Generally, brakes have about a 40,000mile range of usability. On average, the lifespan of a brake pad lies anywhere between 25,000 to 65,000 miles. While this is the average, it is not uncommon for drivers to experience brake pads performing well even beyond the 70,000 or 80,000mile mark.

4. Is one brake type more important than another?

Both brakes are critical for the proper functioning of your vehicle. To distinguish their roles, remember that your rear brakes provide the power for your emergency brake system, and aid with reducing the stopping distance. They also help to extend the life of the front brakes by sharing the brake load. You'll find that rear brakes last longer than front brakes as they aren't subjected to as much pressure as the front brakes.



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How to Replace the Brakes in a Dodge

How Do Brakes Work?

Driving gets all the attention, but what about braking? This is super important as well! There are a wide variety of brakes available to help you slow down

How to choose the right Brake Pad

You may have heard of organic, semi-metallic and ceramic brakes and also carbon ceramic plates. But do you know which one is best for your car? Today, we're going to cut open some brake pads to find out!

Best Brake Pads - Testing Cheap vs Expensive Brands

Is there any relation between price, performance and safety when it comes to brake pads? Let's explore!

Drum Brakes vs Disc Brakes

What is the difference between Drum Brakes and Disc Brakes? Why do some cars have one and not the other? Scotty Kilmer breaks down both these brake pads and how they work.

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Taylor Oldham 

I purchased my Mustang from Nick Polanowski. I was 2 states and over 8 hours away. He made the buying experience an enjoyable one and very transparent. This was my first vehicle purchase on my own and he kept me informed every step of the way. I highly recommend if you're in search of a vehicle to reach out to him.

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Gregg Daly 

The show room was very nice and clean. My salesman Richard Blue was courteous and friendly and I would go back to him and the dealership again. The only down side is that they were busy and I had to wait 2.5 hours to sign the documents with the business manager. That is the longest I have ever waited although as soon as I was in his office it only took 5 minutes. In hind sight I would never go shopping for a vehicle again on a Saturday afternoon but would go back to Laura Jeep Ram.

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Bryan Fitzgerald 

Great experience. Very straight forward honest people. I traveled 1600 miles and I made the right decision. I will buy from them again. Mike and Rich were great. Thanks

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Chad McDonald 

This is my fourth Jeep purchase and my ninth vehicle purchase from a dealer in my lifetime. Laura Chrysler made this purchase stress free. There was no pressure, no surprises, and very friendly service. A special thank you to the …

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Rochelle Woodward 

Richard Blue was amazing! He got me taken care of with purchasing my new Jeep! Stress free!! I will always purchase my vehicles from Laura's! Thank you Richard!!!

About Laura Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Service Department

At Laura Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we want to be much more than just a dealership. We want to be there at every step of the automotive experience. That means providing great service at our Service Center. Whether you need an oil change, tire rotation and alignment or something more major like body repair, we can handle it.