RAM Brakes Commonly Asked Questions

How Do I Disengage the Parking Brake in My Ram 1500?

If you are having trouble determining how to disengage the packing brake in the Ram 1500, follow these simple steps. First, place your foot on the standard brake pedal and then pull the emergency brake lever to the left. The dashboard will show an indicator that the emergency brake is disengaged, allowing you to carry on.

What is the Schedule to Routine Brake Rotor Replacement?

The stock rotors that come on a brand new vehicle will have a life span of somewhere between 15,000 and 70,000 miles. This is entirely based on individual use. To have a better feeling for your needs, maintain a proper check-up schedule on your vehicle every 5,000 miles. The type of brake pads also determines the effectiveness of the rotors, and ensuring that your vehicle's brake pads are working properly and effectively will ensure that your rotor lifespan will be longer.

How Long is the Average Lifespan of a Vehicle's Brake Rotors?

The factory new brake rotors in your vehicle should last an average of 50,000 miles. For a higher quality set of rotors working alongside quality rake pads, lifespan can be extended to over 70,000 miles. These numbers vary based on individual use and driving habits where some drivers may experience higher average and others lower. Be sure to keep a proper maintenance checking schedule at around every 5,000 miles.

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Ellisville

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CITIES Near 

Ellisville

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

How to Replace the Brakes in a RAM

Changing the Calipers and Brake Pads on Ram Trucks

This video shows how to change the front braking mechanisms that are found in a similar fashion across many Ram truck models and sizes.

Replacing the Front Rotor and Brake Pads on a Ram 1500: Hands-on How-to

This no-frills guide instructs you how to make a brake pad and rotor replacement for Ram 1500 models across a generation. This replacement is much easier than expected, and anyone can do it with the right tools and time.

Ram 1500 Rear Caliper Replacement: How-To

Brake calipers can wear down due to heavy use or even from weather damage. To ensure your brakes are working their best, check the calipers to see if they need replacing. This video will provide detailed instruction on how to replace a worn down caliper for the rear braking ...

Multi Model Year Guide: Front Brake Upgrade Ram 1500

Upgrading the brakes on your Ram 1500 can make a huge difference for daily driving and work purposes. Pair the amazing power of the Ram 1500 with brand new brakes that keep you in control.

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 

Ellisville
 Service Customers

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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.

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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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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 over the phone with him. He was extremely helpful and had the car clean and waiting for us to test drive when we arrived. Don went above and beyond to get us the best finance deal he could and we were extremely happy!! We will definitely be working with this dealership in the future and willing to refer them to friends and family. We love our Tahoe! Thanks again!

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Remington Lynn 

I bought a pre-owned Cruze from Nick! It was a wonderful experience working with him! It was fast and efficient and he respected my time.

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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 financing options when arriving. Everyone was very up front and kind, which made the entire process super smooth! Highly recommend dealing with the salesmen Keith and Nick! Thanks for the great experience!

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.