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.

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.

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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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




from our 

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 Service Customers

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Amanda Willim 

I worked with Nick on the purchase of a truck. He was absolutely amazing, left no stone unturned. I knew exactly every detail prior to signing any paperwork. Hands down easiest group to work with. I was very impressed with their …Thank you for choosing us, Amanda! Enjoy your truck!

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Jimmy Williams 

Can't recommend this dealership enough. In a time when dealers are posting fake prices/incentives and doing ridiculous things to get you in a door, Laura is up front every step of the way. I worked with Nick who is honestly the nicest salesman I've ever worked with. I'll absolutely buy my next one from here too!

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Drew Deering 

I worked with Don and Mike to purchase a Ram and the service was excellent. I bought the truck for our Missouri location from my office in California and the paperwork was mailed to me quickly and everything was handled smoothly. I would definitely buy another vehicle from Laura Auto Group again.

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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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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 …

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.