Dodge Brakes Commonly Asked Questions

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.

3. What type of brakes are on my car?

There are two types of brakes present on your vehicle, namely, the disc brake and the drum brake. All vehicles have two brakes in the front and two brakes in the rear. In terms of configuration, the vehicle can either have all four brakes as disc brakes, or, alternately, they can be set up with the front brakes being disc brakes and the rear brakes as drum brakes.

5. How long should brake pads last in terms of km?

As a rule of thumb, brake pads should be replaced after every 75,000 kilometers that you drive. This is a rough average and there are instances where replacements will have to be done after just 25,000 kilometers and even after 40,000 kilometers. You'll find that lifespans vary for a number of reasons, so, the best way to determine the benchmarks for your vehicle is to check the user manual. manual.



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How to Replace the Brakes in a Dodge

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!

The World's Best Brake Pads Explained

Scotty Kilmer explains which brake pads are best for your car.

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.

Replacing Rear Brakes 02-10 on the Dodge Ram 1500

Repairing, installing, fixing, changing or replacing your old, squeaky, fading brakes will be a breeze after this simple demonstration. Note: this is applicable to the 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 and 10 Dodge Ram 1500, excluding Mega Cabs.

Laura Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Service Hours

Monday07:30 - 17:00

Tuesday07:30 - 17:00

Wednesday07:30 - 17:00

Thursday07:30 - 17:00

Friday07:30 - 17:00




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Tonia Hazel 

This was our first time purchasing from Laura Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, but it was a really positive experience from beginning to end. We worked with Nick Polanowski for the sales process and my husband did the majority of the discussions …

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Rupsia K. 

We got to work with JD DeLong. He was awesome and very straightforward with everything we wanted to know. It made our experience pretty smooth as compared to a few other dealerships we'd visited. The process of test driving was pretty fast …

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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 …

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Caligula Germanicus 

Purchased my ram 2500 from them in November. Nick P. Was my salesman and he and the financing dept where very helpful and communicative. I had the vehicle shipped all the way to New Jersey with no problems at all. I highly recommend …

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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

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.