Brake Repair and Replacement in Daphne, AL

Being able to stop your car suddenly, especially in low-traction conditions like wet or icy roads, can mean the difference between a close call and an accident. Along with your tires and powertrain, brakes are perhaps the most important part to replace on time. The Tameron Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) Fiat automotive service center serves every automaker in addition to the makes we sell. Check out everything you need to know about brake repair and replacement at the Tameron CDJR Fiat service center and book an appointment as soon as you're ready.

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When Should You Replace Your Car's Brakes?

 brake repair daphne alUnlike tire rotations, battery replacement, or oil changes, there isn't a firm mileage window to replace your brakes. Two contributing factors are the weight of your vehicle and how much you use your brakes, but time and the elements will wear them down. Even if you don't drive very much, it's best to have a consistent maintenance schedule to keep your brakes in good working order. If they wear down enough to scratch the rotors, replacing them is more expensive than just getting the occasional brake replacement. 

A typical brake pad lifespan is between 50,000 and 60,000 miles, usually less with intense or reckless driving. One easy rule for a frequent driver is to get new brakes every six months at the same time as a tire rotation . As you drive around Daphne, Alabama, watch out for more obvious signs of a brake problem. If ignored, you might find yourself unable to avoid an accident due to a compromised ability to stop, or you might cause rotor damage on a hard stop. 

Here are some signs of serious brake issues:

  • Unpleasant noises when stopping your car, such as squealing or grinding.
  • Pulsing, knocking, or other sensations in the pedal and vehicle while stopping.
  • A hard initial resistance or bite when pressing the brake pedal.
  • Stopping makes the vehicle go left or right.
  • Any sign of fluid leaking from the brakes.

A mild squeaking noise on a hard stop can be normal, but take note if that sound ever seems to be getting more frequent or worse. It's always best to have a professional check out your brakes as soon as you suspect a problem. Our dependable service department technicians can spot any problems and locate the genuine Mopar brakes and brake accessories required for your car.

Why You Should Maintain Your Car's Brakes

Your car may have the latest in air bag and collision response technology to protect you in a crash, but it is equally important to reduce or avoid the force of that crash with effective brakes. For the safety of you and your passengers and everyone on the road, be sure that your car can stop at its full ability. At Tameron CDJR Fiat, our service specialists can examine your car's brake system to see how it's doing and advise you on replacement, repairs, and proper maintenance.

Most people notice they need new brakes before the problem becomes a safety issue. After a brief wait in our relaxing facilities, you'll remember what it's like to have full braking power, with no more squealing or other annoyances. For a safer, more pleasant driving experience, you'll be glad you did business with the Tameron team.

Get New Brakes From a Qualified Dealership

Although there are independent shops that will sell and install brake pads or rotors, you're better off taking your vehicle to a top-rated dealership in your area. If you own a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, or another make, our team has certified technicians who know everything necessary for proper maintenance, from brakes to engine oil and core parts replacement.

We only use original manufacturer parts and recommended products in all our automotive service tasks. You can be sure your car, truck, or SUV has the best available replacement brakes, brake fluid, and more. With our expert CDJRF car care services, you'll extend your total time between important service checkups, saving money on maintenance in the future.

When the time comes for you to bring your car in for maintenance, our technicians will examine various components of your brake system. The inspection will include checking and correcting issues with the following:

  • Brake pads

  • Brake fluid

  • Rotors

  • Lines

  • Calipers

  • Hoses

  • Dust caps

Daphne, Alabama, gets nearly double the annual rainfall of the entire United States. When the rain comes down in the middle of heavy traffic on your drive home, don't leave your stopping power compromised. Schedule a service appointment at Tameron CDJRF. Our team will diagnose any pressing issues with your brakes and other systems. You'll be back on the road before you know it.

Tips to Prolong Brake Pad Lifespan

Prolonging your brakes can be achieved by using them gently, especially by using defensive driving to avoid hard stops. Along with wearing down the brakes, the friction generated from harder stops generates more heat and speeds up deterioration. Keeping a generous following distance, using high quality brakes and fluid, and regularly inspecting your brakes are all good ideas.

Aside from defensive driving and good maintenance, keep in mind how towing and vehicle loads could be affecting your brakes. If you use a truck to tow a heavy trailer and/or carry heavy payloads frequently, every stop is going to take more force. Try not to carry excess weight for the task at hand. For heavier towing jobs, consider a braked trailer.

Quality Car Care in Daphne, AL

We're proud to offer the best service at fair prices to customers around Daphne, Spanish Fort, Mobile, and other towns around the Bay. If you have any concerns about your brakes, or if you notice any urgent signs like leaking or low brake fluid, contact the Tameron CDJR service department. Our special offers help you save more on a routine maintenance plan for your vehicle, and our schedule service form is quick and easy to fill out. For CDJRF, or other brands, we'll identify any maintenance needs for your car and get them fixed for you at a fair price.

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