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Brakes are one of the most important mechanical features of any vehicle. They keep your speed under control and enable you to stop safely. Brakes also are one of the most commonly needed preventive maintenance items. Yet, many car owners ignore basic brake system inspection and services. Our factory-trained and ASE-certified technicians at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Schaumburg, IL, provide exceptional brake services for those in and near Palatine, IL. Our Mopar parts boutique has factory OEM brake parts and others from the best aftermarket brands.
We remove the wheels and open the hood to get to the master cylinder. We make sure the master cylinder holds fluid and distributes its hydraulic braking power equally to all four wheels. If it leaks or otherwise is faulty, we replace it with either a Mopar OEM master cylinder of your choice of one from the top aftermarket suppliers. Once we know the master cylinder is in good shape, we drain the brake fluid and send it off for recycling. Then we check the brake pads, calipers, and rotors on each wheel. We do a brake pad replacement on both wheels on the same axle if any are at or near their service limit. That ensures the same expected brake pad life on all wheels. If any brake calipers are faulty, we replace them, followed by rotor resurfacing or replacement as needed. We do a brake fluid exchange and bleed all the brake lines to ensure your brakes work perfectly.
Brake pads are designed to lose a little bit of friction material every time you use the brakes. That protects the rotors against damage while ensuring good stopping power. After 20,000 miles or so of travel, your brake pads approach their service limit. You need to replace them before they wear down to the metal backing plates and start gouging and damaging the rotors every time you use the brakes. Brake fluid has the unique quality of absorbing water from the moisture in the air. The more humid your local weather, the faster that happens. You need to bleed the brake lines every six months.
If you need brake services near Palatine, IL done, schedule an appointment now. Our online scheduling system lets you pick the day and time that is most convenient for you. You also can stop in whenever you like, and we will get your car into our state-of-the-art repair shop. We will get your brakes working great for more travels in Elgin, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, and other communities in the Chicagoland area.