Most drivers understand that the front brakes and brake pads take more wear and tear than the rear brake pads. This is because the front brake system sustains most of the momentum as the vehicle comes to a stop. Because the front brakes absorb most of the wear and tear of your overall braking system, many people neglect the rear brakes. It’s an understandable mistake- especially when it’s the front brakes that tend to make the most noise- and it’s the front brakes that are doing the most to save your life in a dire automotive situation. However, neglecting your rear brakes can be dangerous. If your rear brake pads are worn to the point where the piston begins to bite into the rotor, the telltale metal on metal scraping noise could go unheard. This means that you may never get around to replacing those rear brake pads when they need it.
Because rear brakes don’t cry out for help the same way front brakes do, the opportunity for dangerous levels of wear and tear to build up is greater. If your rear brakes should fail in an emergency stopping situation- even if your front brakes work flawlessly- it can be very dangerous. Depending on the power and weight distribution of your vehicle, failed rear brakes can cause your vehicle to fishtail or spin as you attempt to stop.
Worse still, if the rear brakes fail, stopping the whole car might be too much to ask of the front brakes alone. That’s why it’s just important to take good care of your rear brakes by getting regular rear pad replacements. Because, even though front brakes do most of the work – they still need the support of the rear brakes.
When you have your rear brake pad replacement is done at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Elgin, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, and Schaumburg, IL – you know you are in the hands of top quality, highly trained, and certified mechanics. We give you the right parts at the right price – and get the job done right the first time.
While you wait, take advantage of our exclusive dealership amenities, including our comfortable waiting area with vending machines, flat-screen TVs, business workstations, a children’s play area, a coffee bar, and more. We also provide genuine OEM parts, a state of the art facility, a Complimentary Multi-Point Inspection- and we have rental cars available. Stop by or contact us online to learn more, see all the great things we have on offer, and schedule your rear brake pad appointment today.