New Brakes For Your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge.


New Brakes for your Jeep, Dodge, or Chrysler!

Your brakes are crucial - if not the most significant - safety feature on your vehicle. Your brake system enables you to avoid most occurrences or accidents while on the roads, and therefore demands you to pay close attention to how your brakes are operating. A routine inspection of your brakes is suggested - perform a visual inspection, measuring pad and shoe thickness, check for even wear of the pads and shoes, and check rotors for run out and hot spots. Having a reputable mechanic do a routine inspection of your wheel cylinders, brake lines and brake master cylinder, calipers, and brake fluid. We recommend having your brake system inspected with every oil change or at minimum every 6 months or about every 6,000 miles. When all of these various parts and components are operating together correctly you can have trust in your braking system while driving to keep you safe and protected.

What Kind of Brake Pads Do I Need for my Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge?

Your brake pads are one of the most essential components to your vehicle's braking system, and there are a few simple options when it comes to brake pads - metallic, organic, and ceramic - each providing you varying levels of efficiency and price.

Brake Pad Recommendations:

  1. Light-Compact Cars
    • With a lighter compact car, you won't need as much strength to stop your vehicle, therefore it's suggested that smaller vehicles use an organic brake pad. They have adequate stopping power, produce less noise, and are reasonably inexpensive. If you are willing to pay more, ceramic brake pads will work well here as well.
  2. Mid-Size Cars
    • With a larger vehicle, you will need the additional stopping power, and therefore a low-metallic brake pad is suggested. You will gain more stopping power with metallic, but these do create extra noise. Ceramic brake pads will do a great job here as well, but again with a bigger price tag.
  3. Sport Cars
    • If your vehicle can go 0-60 MPH in a few seconds, a semi-metallic brake pad or performance ceramic brake pad is recommended.
  4. Trucks, SUV's, and Vans
    • With heavy-duty vehicles, the more braking power you have the better. Higher metal content in your brake pads indicates you have more force to produce that friction needed to stop those bigger vehicles. The bigger the metal content, the louder your brakes will be, but it's a small price to pay for an effective and reliable brake system.

If you need assistance reaching a decision on your brakes, from finding new brake pads, getting a brake inspection, or making repairs to your brake system, contact us at Capital CJD! Our expert service team is pleased to assist with any of your brake demands, and any other service needs you may have.