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If you are like most drivers, your source of transportation is essential. You may need your car to get to work or transport the family to critical events. But as important as it is that your car can move, it is even more vital that you can stop. That is why it is so critical that you change your rear brake pads when they wear out. Here are a few things you should know about that process, and why it makes sense to get your repairs done at Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Gurnee IL.
Fortunately, there are some signs you should notice when it is time to replace your brake pads. Many vehicles contain sensors that will warn you when it is time to address brake problems. Seek assistance as soon as possible if your dash brake light is illuminated. You may also hear a squealing sound every time you apply the brakes. If you wait too long, you may notice changes in stopping time or smell smoke when applying brakes.
Whether you live in Waukegan or North Chicago, you know that driving with questionable brakes is dangerous. Every time you stop, you wear your brakes down further. If your brakes already need replacement, every additional stop can lead to total brake failure. Even if your brakes don’t fail, the longer you wait, the more money the replacement might cost. Rotors, calipers, and other equipment might be damaged if you wait too long.
General guidance is that your brakes should last about 50,000 miles, but your rear brake pads will tend to last longer than your front brake pads. Several factors can change how long your brakes last. If you drive around other traffic, such as in cities like Grayslake or Lindenhurst, you may wear your brakes out faster. Aggressive drivers may also find brake replacements happening more frequently. When you get your rear brake pads replaced, it’s best to replace them both simultaneously.
What you call “brakes” is a complicated system with multiple working parts. Trust the experts at Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to diagnose your specific problem and get you back on the road as soon as possible. Our technicians are certified by the manufacturer to understand the specific design needs of your vehicle. This means your rear pad replacement will be done right the first time. Schedule your appointment for service today!