No matter how many safety features your vehicle has, the brakes are still among the most important. To keep yourself and your family safe, you should make sure that your brakes are always in good condition, and we can help at Glenn Polk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. When your vehicle needs brake service of any kind, we will be glad to help. Find out more about brake service on this page, and visit the Glenn Polk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service center to see why drivers from Lindsay and Whitesboro choose us.
Regular brake inspections are important since several brake services are performed based on wear rather than mileage. When you come to Glenn Polk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for a brake inspection, our technicians will check the components that are most likely to wear down: the brake pads and the brake rotors. They will also check the other parts of the braking system, including the master cylinder, the calipers, and the brake lines.
The brake pads are made of two main components: a metal backing and a softer lining. The lining presses against the brake rotors when you step on the brake pedal, slowing your vehicle down or bringing it to a stop. When the brake lining gets thin, the brake pads will need to be replaced. Failure to do this may cause the metal backing to become exposed, causing your brake rotors to suffer damage. At Glenn Polk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we use OEM brake pads for quality and longevity.
The brake rotors last longer than brake pads, but they will still wear thin in time and need to be replaced. In addition, brake rotors may become warped or glazed. If there is still sufficient thickness, we can often resurface them instead of replacing them.
Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that transfers force from the brake pedal to the calipers. It's also hygroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture -- and this makes it less effective. This is why you should always have the brake fluid changed at the recommended intervals.