Brakes are a vital part of the safety system in your car and making sure they are in great shape is going to make your car safer and drive better. There are a ton of different safety measures that are designed and put into your car to help make sure that it is safe for you and safe for other drivers. Your brakes are a very important part of your safety systems and the brake pads are a small but integral part of the safety of your car.
Brake System Overview
Your brake system is made up of four major parts, the brake lines, the calipers, rotors, and the front and rear brake pads. The rotors are located on the wheels and the brake pads are then on top of that. The calipers clamp down on the rotor and the brake pad to create the necessary friction to stop your car. When the brake pads are too thin, when they are worn, or when they are worn out they are not going to stop your car the way you need them to. These little rubber pads do more to stop your car than you might imagine and getting them checked and changed as needed is a must.
Changing brake pads out helps to ensure that when you do press on the brake pedal the car is going to stop when you need it. If your brake pads are too thin or they are too worn, you may notice that the car does not stop the way you want it to, you may notice that the brake are spongy or soft, and you may also notice that there is damage to the rest of the brake system.
Brake Pads & Brake Rotors
A set of brake pads that are too thin can cause damage to the rotors. As the calipers clamp down on the rotors the brake pads help to protect the rotors at the same time as they are stopping the car. When the rotors are exposed or when the brake pads are not thick enough, the calipers can warp the rotors which can then cause you to need new rotors as well as new brake pads.
Brake Service at Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram offers a great service center as well as some truly fantastic technicians. They have online service scheduling, genuine OEM parts, home, & office pick-up and more. They also have a great customer waiting area, state of the art facility and so much more. If you are looking for a great service center that is going to be able to get your car in and out, Eastgate is a great option.