Brake Service And Repair Near Gwinnett at Gwinnett CDJR

January 4th, 2023 by

It’s a good idea to check your brakes every time you rotate your tires. For most drivers, this means you’ll have your brakes checked about twice a year. If you do a lot of city driving and stops and starts, you may need to check your brakes more frequently.

Keep your brakes working well by a Gwinnett CDJR technician to check them when you’re bringing your car in for regular service.

If you discover a problem, like squealing under braking or a “spongy” feel when you apply the brake, take your vehicle to Gwinnett CDJR for a braking system check. If any problems occur, the qualified technicians at Gwinnett Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram can perform necessary repairs and service on your car, truck, or SUV.

How Long Do Brakes Last?

Brakes stop your vehicle by applying friction to the wheels to slow them down. The hydraulic system in your car enables the parts to be strong and responsive enough to accomplish the task. Brake pads and shoes are intended to be replaceable parts. Most brake pads and shoes will last between 30,000 and 35,000 miles in average, normal city driving. If you only drive long distances on highways, you could get much more life out of your brake pads and shoes.

What Are Different Types Of Brake Services?

Some cars need brake fluid flushes and brake bleeds, but don’t need a total brake job. Technicians remove air in brake lines that causes a “spongy” feeling when braking. Brake pad replacement is priced per axle. It can average between $250 and $400 per axle, depending upon your vehicle and parts required. If you need more work on your brakes, such as new rotors or rotor resurfacing, costs will be higher.

Signs You Could Need Brake Repair Near Gwinnett

Faulty brakes can be a serious problem. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration), faulty brakes play a role in up to 20% of car accidents. These accidents could be prevented if drivers knew the warning signs that their brakes needed brake service and repair.

The squealing or scraping noise of a worn brake pad is unpleasant, but it’s actually “good news” for drivers. The noise comes from a small part that’s actually called a “squealer.” It is built into your brake pads to provide you with an upfront warning that it’s time to replace the pad. However, if the squeal becomes very loud, it could be a sign of metal on metal scraping, which can and will damage your brake calipers and rotors. Repairing rotors and extensive brake work is much more expensive than an ordinary brake job replacing brake pads and shoes.

Some signs that your brakes could need service and repair include:

  • Brake warning light is on: either your ABS light or another brake light.
  • Vibration when you brake, or shaking steering wheel.
  • Leaking brake fluid.
  • Squeaking, grinding, or squealing noises when you brake. Brake warning indicators are designed to make these noises to indicate it’s time to change brake pads.
  • Soft or “spongy” brake pedal: this could signal an emergency, so do not neglect to bring your car in for service if your brake pedal is suddenly “soft” or spongy.
  • Car pulls to one side during braking.

If you smell a burning odor when braking, stop the vehicle and call for roadside assistance. Your brakes are overheating and you can’t continue to safely drive any vehicle in this situation.

It may seem like brake jobs can be put off for some time, but brakes don’t repair themselves on their own, and brake service is a regular part of driving and vehicle maintenance.

Free Brake Inspection at Gwinnett CDJR

Gwinnett CDJR offers free brake inspections with a coupon, plus $25 off per axle on any brake service. Be sure to contact the dealership about brake inspections and discounts as it is a limited time offer.

Brake Repair And Service At Gwinnett CDJR

Gwinnett CDJR offers MOPAR and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts and service for brakes and all types of vehicle repair. The service department is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The comfortable service department offers free WiFi, Cable TV, and coffee service. Gwinnett CDJR will also help you with loaner vehicles and towing if needed. Every time you get service at Gwinnett CDJR, you’ll also receive a free car wash.

For more information please contact us today!

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