Brake Service at Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep®

July 9th, 2018 by

Whether you’re driving a new 2018 RAM 1500 or a trusted Jeep® Wrangler that you’ve had for many years, caring for your vehicle is an integral part of car ownership. As your Fort Wayne and greater Indianapolis, IN area Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep dealership, we’re committed to helping you get the most out of your vehicle and staying safe.

One of the most important components to your vehicle is your brakes. We all know what our brakes do, but not everyone knows what to look out for when it comes to brake maintenance. Luckily, caring for your brakes is easy.

Heat greatly affects your brake’s quality and lifespan. Not only do your brakes generate heat as they operate, but the outside temperature also plays a role, which is why it’s important to ensure they are healthy during the summer months.

Your brakes operate hydraulically, meaning fluid is transferred when you apply the brake pad to engage the brakes on the wheels. During the summer months, it’s not uncommon for your brake fluid to evaporate, attract grime, and mix with the moisture in the air. To ensure your brake fluid is healthy, regularly inspect it. You should also consult your owner’s manual to see how often you should examine your brake pads. If your brake pads are less than ⅛ inch thick, you need to replace them.

Another indication that you should get your brakes inspected is if you feel your car shudder when stopping, if you find it’s harder to stop, or if it’s taking you longer to come to a complete stop.

Brake upkeep is essential to your safety, but it doesn’t have to be hard. As your Indianapolis, IN Chrysler dealership we’ve got a full-scale car service center that can help you with all your braking needs. Our expert technicians do everything from replacing your brake pads to flushing your brake fluid. If you find you need a brake inspection or new parts, be sure to visit us at Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep today.

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