When it comes to a lot of vehicle maintenance, our Gandrud Jeep® Mopar ® service technicians can help you work out a schedule for most of it. But unlike oil changes or tire rotations, your brake service needs don’t always fit neatly onto a mileage or time-based schedule. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to Jeep brake service 101 to make it easier for you to take care of this key part of your SUV.
Brake Service Guide
Use this primer to make sure the brakes in your Jeep SUV are in good condition and up to the task of keeping you and your passengers safe!
- While you can’t know for sure when your brakes will start to wear out, there are some signs you can look for:
- A grinding or scraping sound when you brake
- Slower deceleration when you begin to brake for stops
- Pulling to the side or jerking when you brake
- Don’t put off brake service: Yes, we always recommend not putting off any vehicle service, but brakes are one of the most important parts when it comes to safety. Faulty or worn-down brakes can lead to dangerous collisions and crashes, so get them checked out as soon as you notice any signs of trouble.
- There are ways to preserve your brakes. You still can’t control exactly when your brakes will wear down or need service, but there are a few things you can do to extend their lives:
- Decelerate slowly to put off using your brakes for as long as possible
- Keep a healthy following distance from the vehicle in front of you to minimize the need for braking
- Check out your brakes after off-roading — the dirt and debris can damage your brakes
Jeep Brake Service in Wisconsin
It’s best not to neglect your brakes, and when you visit Gandrud Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, you can count on service technicians who are specially trained experts in all things Jeep and Mopar. If you have more questions, contact us right away!