Blake Fulenwider Dodge of Eastland
 Sales 254-433-7021
Service 254-271-0150
Parts 254-271-1339
9610 I-20 Eastland, TX 76448

When to Change Your Brakes

Whether it’s a Chrysler car, a Dodge minivan, a Jeep SUV or a Ram truck, staying on top of your routine car maintenance intervals is a crucial factor to ensuring your vehicle stands the test of time.

Have you been hearing squealing and screeching when you apply your brakes? Does your brake pedal feel unusual when you press down on it? It might be time to replace your brakes, brake pads or another important element that makes your brakes safe and successful on Texas roads. From calipers to rotors to brake pads, let the CDJR service experts at our Ram dealership in Eastland, TX, examine your vehicle and let you know if it’s time for brake repairs or replacements.

How Frequently Should I Replace My Brake Pads?

Do you often endure stop-and-go traffic during your commute, or do you typically sail across open highways uninterrupted? Depending on how often you apply your brakes on a daily basis, this will play a strong role in how often you should have your brakes checked for repair or replacement needs. If you live in a hilly area or are frequently applying your brakes while going downhill, this could be another factor in how frequently you should seek Jeep brake service from the certified service experts at Blake Fulenwider Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. As a rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to get a brake inspection every six months or so. A great time to do so is when you visit our Eastland service center for a routine Ram oil change!

Why Do I Need to Replace My Brake Pads?

Brake pads — much like calipers, rotors and more — are an integral function for your Ram brakes to work reliably. Whenever you press down on your brake pedal, your Jeep brake pads will interact with the brake rotors, which in turn creates the friction and pressure that will cause your vehicle to slow down and come to an eventual stop. When brake pads become worn out, your entire braking system will be impacted because your brakes won’t deliver pressure as effectively and evenly as before. If you notice any strange sounds while braking, or if your brake pedal feels off, it’s time to schedule brake service with us.

From the Ram 1500 to the Jeep Grand Cherokee and everything in between, you can trust the experts at Blake Fulenwider Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to attend to your specific model with certified service and Mopar parts. Learn more about Jeep brake service by visiting our Eastland Ram dealership today.