Brake Service

at Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT

Maintain Your Braking Power with Help from the Pros at Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT in Fort Wayne, IN

When you pause to consider the fact that your brakes are responsible bringing a heavy machine moving at highway speeds to a stop, it's easy to see how that amount of wear and stress could do a number on your brake system. That's why it's important to bring your car to our service team for regular brake maintenance and be aware of the warning signs that your brakes need attention. Fortunately, our service experts here at Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT can help you tend to your brakes and ensure that you always have the stopping power you need.

Why Routine Brake Service Makes a Difference

The nature of your brake system is to quickly bring a fast-moving object to a stop, which eventually wears out the parts involved. When you push down on the brake pedal, it presses your brake pads against the rotor, which spins as fast as the wheels you're attempting to stop. Friction and heat contribute to wear and tear over time, which can negatively impact your brake system's ability to function properly. So, to maintain adequate stopping power, it's important to schedule regular brake service.


When Should I Schedule Brake Service?

Brakes exhibit a variety of warning signs to watch out for, such as unusual sounds when braking and a soft gas pedal. If you notice squealing or grinding when you brake, or you feel like your brakes are less responsive than usual, it could be a sign that you need brake service. Our team here at our Fort Wayne area service center can help you whip your brake system back into shape.

How Often Should You Have Your Brakes Checked?

We recommend bringing your car in for a brake checkup every six months or so. Your owner's manual can give you more specific insight regarding your vehicle's needs. Factors such as frequent stops from high speeds, frequent steep hill descents, and more can affect the rate at which your brakes wear out, so it's a good idea to stay on top of brake inspections and keep an eye out for warning signs that your brakes might need attention.

Contact us today to learn more!