The Best Brake Service Is Worth Stopping For
Your safety depends on your brakes. That’s why you depend on us.
Brakes are something that most drivers don’t think about – unless they can’t stop their car when they need to. Fortunately, Sulphur Springs Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram experts specialize in helping your vehicle stop quickly, smoothly, and easily. Whether you drive a new or used Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, or Jeep, whether you live in town or in Greenville or Tyler, we’re committed to keeping you safe.
Stopping on a dime doesn’t have to be pricey.
What stops people faster than anything else when it comes to getting brake work done? We know. It’s the cost – either a real quote from someplace or a "best guess" looked up on the internet.
Before we begin work on your vehicle, our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram specialists will give you an estimate that lists what work is needed and what each item costs in parts and labor. We’ll also let you know how long the work will take. Sometimes, depending on what’s going on with your brakes, we can complete the work in phases so it’s easier on your budget.
Do your brakes need servicing? Stop, look, listen.
The brake pads, brake caliper and brake rotor on each wheel are the primary elements of disc brake systems. Brake pads and rotors on all vehicles wear out eventually and need to be replaced. Here are some signals you should make an appointment with one of our brake experts soon — very soon.
- Squealing or Rasping Noise - Small metal fibers on the bottom of brake pads get noisy when the pads get worn. This is how they alert you that the “grippy” material isn’t doing its job. That means it’s time for us to do ours.
- Jittery Braking – If your brakes shudder or tremble when you’re trying to stop, the rotors could be warped. Sometimes the surface of the brake rotor can be cleaned or ground down to flatten it. Usually, though, it’s easier, less costly, and safer to replace the brake rotors.
- Brake Pad Thickness – As part of regular maintenance like when your tires are rotated or you’re getting one of our oil changes, ask us to check how thick the brake pads are.
- If you have any difficulty stopping your vehicle, this is a danger to you, your riders and other drivers.
How long do brake pads last? There’s no hard and fast answer.
In general, brake pads need to be replaced after around 50,000 miles. On the other hand, it could be as low as 25,000 miles. Then again, some brake pads last for 70,000 miles. Why such a wide range? Brake wear is based on a variety of key factors including:
- How You Drive – If you brake smoothly and gradually, your brakes will last longer than if you’re in the habit of riding them then slamming to a stop.
- What You Haul – Heavy loads and frequent towing call for heavy-duty brakes made to stand up to this kind of work with maximum efficiency.
- Where You Drive - driving in town with frequent lights and stop-and-go traffic is harsher on brakes than driving on highways or long country roads requiring few stops. Driving in mountains with steep elevation changes can wear out brakes sooner because it’s necessary to ride the brakes control the vehicle’s speed going downhill.
- How Tough Are Your Brake Pads - Brake pads are offered in certain compounds to accommodate different driving needs. Soft compound brake pads perform better at low speeds, like in city areas. Hard compound brake pads last longer, but usually, need to be warm before they perform well. These are more often found on performance cars.
Stop in the name of love… for your family.
Before you cause damage to your braking system. Before you or a loved one bring your car to a stop against another driver’s bumper. Before slick, rainy streets cause your car to lose control, we’d like to encourage you to book a brake check-up with us. Or give us a call at (888) 340-8871 today.
Remember we provide brake service—from calipers, rotors, and pads to quick brake fluid top-off for any make or model vehicle. And you don’t need to have bought your ride from us either. You just need to want the best brake service around.