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Your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram’s front brakes are designed to precisely stop your vehicle in any type of circumstance. However, brake pads wear down with use and age, so they need replacement before they wear down so much that safety is compromised. If you are in the Schaumburg, Illinois, or any of the surrounding areas of Elgin, Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Mt Prospect, then Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can help you out.
Your vehicle’s front brake system consists of a round disc known as a rotor, a caliper, and a pair of brake pads for each wheel. Rotors are often vented, especially on larger vehicles, to keep them cool so they don’t warp or overheat the pads. Pads are placed in the caliper on each side of the disc and a hydraulic piston inside the caliper squeezes them against the rotors. The friction between the two parts is what stops the vehicle.
Many vehicles have non-asbestos organic brake pads when they leave the factory and these function very well with little noise. Semi-metallic pads are also extremely popular because they are very durable and also quiet. Some vehicles do very well with ceramic brakes which are known for their longevity, quietness, and produce less dust. If you wish to upgrade your vehicle’s brakes, then talk to your technician to see which ones work the best for you.
Most disc brake pads include a metal clip that acts as a wear indicator when the brake pads wear down. At first, you will hear a slight squeak when you push down on your brakes when your brakes begin to wear. The squeak will become more and more constant if you don’t replace the pads. If you still continue to drive without changing the pads, then you may hear a horrible scraping noise that means you are severely damaging your rotor.
In addition to damaging your rotor and other brake components if you fail to change your brake pads promptly, you are also putting yourself at risk for an accident. Vehicles with worn-out brakes take longer to stop and, in an emergency, may not stop your vehicle in time before hitting something.
When you’re driving around the Schaumburg, Illinois area, and you have noticed that your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram is showing signs of needing a front brake pad service, then come in or make an appointment at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to have the pads replaced. We not only have skilled technicians who know your vehicle’s specifications, but we also have extended and Saturday hours for added convenience.