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.

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.

6. How exactly does the braking system work?

When the brake pedal on a vehicle is pressed, several things happen in the background. A message is initiated to the cylinders telling them that they need to supply brake fluid to the calipers - responsible for powering the brake pads. Once the calipers receive this power, they put pressure on the brake pads. This resulting pressure from the brake pads then causes optimal amounts of friction in the rotors, bringing the vehicle to a safe, precise stop.

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Pacific

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    63080

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    65401

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    65584

    63101

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CITIES Near 

Pacific

  • Ellisville
  • Sullivan
  • Ballwin
  • Rolla
  • St. Peters
  • St. Charles
  • St. Robert
  • St. Louis
  • Chesterfield

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

The World's Best Brake Pads Explained

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

A Complete Guide to Replacing Brake Pads and Rotors

Tune in for a step by step guide of how to change brake pads and rotors - from removal, greasing and torqueing right down to installation. We give you all the information you need to do it right and do it on your own!

Replacing Front Brakes Pads and Rotors on the 2009-18 Dodge Ram 1500

In this video, we show you how to change the Front Brake Pads and Rotors on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500

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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SundayClosed


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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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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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Ryan Moore 

I just purchased a 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave from Laura Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on Saturday. I had a great trade experience with Nicholas Polanowski. I negotiated the deal via phone and email and drove 2.5 hours to get to the dealership. …Thanks Ryan, enjoy your new Gladiator!

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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.

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.