Despite what well-meaning friends may tell you, brake wear is unique to every driver depending on:

1. Your driving habits

2. The condition of your overall braking system

3. The quality and composition of your brake components

Brakes wear a little every time they are applied so stop and go traffic, aggressive driving habits and a heavily loaded vehicle will require replacement much sooner than single passenger, long highway commutes.

The short video below highlights six warning signs that your brakes may need replacing.

It's a commonly held belief that the signs of brake system issues are readily noticeable to the driver. A pulsing brake pedal, a high-pitched squeal or worse yet harsh grinding sounds are certain indicators that your brake system requires maintenance - but by the time you experience any of these conditions, it may be too late for minor repairs. Regular inspection and maintenance by your Mopar®Service Experts can resolve discreet issues within your braking system (dragging, seized calipers, worn pads, etc.) before they lead to larger issues - impacting both the safety of your vehicle and the significance of the repair.

Softer pads (organic) offer better stopping power but at the expense of wear, ceramic pads, on the other hand, have a much longer lifespan but give up a little stopping power. Economical brake components typically have a shorter life span than more quality products designed to specifically for your vehicle. Ask you Mopar® Service Expert about the options and which brakes are right for you. Contact our auto service department today to get your brakes checked.