Dodge Brakes Commonly Asked Questions

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.

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.

8. What is brake fluid?

Brake fluid is a critical component in an efficient brake system. When the brake pedal is pressed, this creates a chain reaction that causes pressure to be created in your brake lines and sends brake fluid straight to each caliper. Once this happens, brake pads are activated. This is the process that creates the friction necessary to stop a vehicle.

ZIP CODES - Near 

St. Peters

  • 63021

    63101

    63005

    65584

    63069

  • 65401

    63011

    63080

    63301

CITIES Near 

St. Peters

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

How to Replace the Brakes in a Dodge

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.

Replacing Front Brakes on a Dodge Truck

Today, we walk through the routine process of replacing front pads and rotors on a 2013 Non-Hemi Dodge Ram 1500 4x4.

The Number One Sign That You Need to Change Your Brakes

We break down the top ways you can tell if your car brakes are worn or need fixing, and talk about fixing bad brakes noise and sound and determining if a booster, brake rotor or ABS has gone bad. We also get into the nitty gritty of how the brake system actually works and s...

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

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed


REVIEWS

from our 

St. Peters
 Service Customers

Photo of Chief57

Chief57 

After reading all of the reviews and working with three other dealerships I made one of my best decisions in buying my Ram 2500 from Laura. I'll be honest, they weren't the easiest to get on the phone the first day but I quickly found out how busy they were, and I also found that they were the volume leader for the last two years running. After all of the research I had done online, state-wide, I found the trucks with them had the best options and price, by far. I worked with a Mr. Kurt Bergsieker, who basically just answered all of my questions and sent me the paperwork and pictures that I needed. And, yes, If I left a review I said I would mention him, but that's easy because It could not have been made simpler. Kurt was nothing but helpful, so responsive and easygoing that I bought the truck over the phone with just a couple of emails. I rode the train in from Kansas City on a Sunday and was picked up by their courtesy vehicle from my hotel first thing Monday morning. The final paperwork was easy and the truck was spotless. I don't need to tell you how nice of a drive I had on the way back to KC. I've bought a lot of vehicles in my life (I'm retired military) and I'm telling you to stop thinking about it, this is the place.

Photo of Braden Ziegler

Braden Ziegler 

Very low prices compared to everywhere else! Came from out of state. Was able to get everything straightened out with Nick and Keith over the phone before making the trip to the dealership. Only thing that needed to be done was decide …

Photo of Chad McDonald

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 …

Photo of Ryan Moore

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!

Photo of Jimmy Williams

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!

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.