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Why choose Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise for all your Ram brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise, our Service Center strives to correctly diagnose/fix your vehicle the first time. This saves you hours at the store, as well money on unnecessary repairs or extraneous auto repair. We are proud to serve all Ram owners and are the best location to service your Ram car, truck or SUV in Phoenix and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the best appointment time for you or visit the store. Even if it's just for a quick multi-point examination or alignment check, our team will be more than glad to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise?

This can be a more complicated question to answer. Since there are many components to a brake system, there are different items that may be required for your service. Some vehicles may just need new brake pads, others may need a brake fluid flush, while some may need a resurfacing of rotors and new brake lines due to leaking brake fluid. Depending on the results of the multi-point examination, your Ram brake service may include:

  • Brake Master Cylinder Replacement
  • Brake Rotor & Brake Caliper Alignment
  • Brake pad Replacement
  • Brake Fluid Flush & Brake Fluid Replacement
  • New Brake Rotors / Brake Drums Resurfaced
  • New Brake Hoses/Brake Lines
  • Brake Caliper Replacement

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

The Ram brake system is comprised of the following key components:

  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Ram rotors to slow or stop your vehicle.
  • Brake Hoses transmit brake fluid from the brake line to your Ram brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be examined regularly for cracks and other symptoms of deterioration. Check your Ram maintenance schedule for more advice on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and a computer allows your vehicle to keep traction on the road continuously.
  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your Ram brake pedals to power the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby continuing the life of your brake system.
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your Ram braking system together so it can function correctly.
  • Parking Brake cable or adjuster is a steel cable used to initiate the parking brakes. When the lever is used or pedal depressed, the cable pulls the calipers or drums to initiate the parking brake of your Ram.
  • Rotors still called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to stop the wheels from spinning. There are several types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let find the best type of brake rotors for your Ram
  • Brake pads or shoes are the components that physically make contact with your brake rotor and apply pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It's extremely essential to keep Ram brake pads fresh by replacing them as they experience quite a bit of stress each time they are used. Check your Ram maintenance schedule for the recommended mileage intervals.

Brake pads consist of two layers: a metal backing plate and a high-friction material that includes rubber, fiber, carbon & other materials. Over time, brake pads wear down and can even start squeaking. This noise is the metal backing plate & the rotor touching, which likewise acts as a safety measure to let you know your brakes need repair. This can likewise cause damage to your rotors and, in some cases, can even start distorting them. In addition to serving as a "platform" for the friction material, the backing plate likewise protects the brake caliper from disproportionate heat buildup.

Brake calipers cover the rotors and contain pistons. The amount of pistons depends on the type of brake system. Brake fluid from the master cylinder forces these pistons to maneuver the brake pads against the disc. The brake caliper will uniformly distribute pressure against the brake disc. Mostly, the more pistons in a caliper, the more uniformly the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

How much does a Ram Brake Flush cost?

Proper car inspections and basic maintenance like a brake flush can prevent you from having to deal with costly repairs in the future. Bring your Ram to our dealership to make sure your brake system is operating accurately. We can check your brake pads, fluid levels, rotors, calipers, brackets and everything in your brake system.

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your Ram rotors will frequently last longer than your brake pads as long as you replace your pads before doing damage to your calipers or rotors. By not replacing your brake Ram pads in a regular manner you can damage the other components.

Ram Brake Specials near Phoenix

Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise located near Phoenix is the best service & repair center in a distinct position to help you with all your automotive needs. An industry leader in components & service, we have service advisers on standby ready to help you with diagnostics & repairs. Our Ram team is capable of diagnosing any problem your vehicle may have and give you the facts you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just great client service which is why we are rated the top brake repair shop in Surprise!

How long do Ram brake rotors last?

This depends massively on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you're driving. Ram rotors need to be replaced each 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Confer with your Ram maintenance manual for more details. Remember, it's constantly a good idea to have your complete brake system inspected by a franchise dealer with the proper training to spot potential issues before they cause damage to other components of your Ram brake system. Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise offers an variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 4805681581 or schedule an appointment online today!

Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inPhoenix

If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team. You can again click here to Schedule your service appointment today. We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more. Contact Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise when you need quality brake service in Phoenix AZ. Our Ram Certified mechanics provide expert diagnostics, fast & dependable maintenance & brake repair for your vehicle.

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to replace at least 2 rotors at a time. Frequently, your Ram front rotors will damage faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on an assortment of different factors. Ask Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise for more details by dialing 4805681581 and ask for a multipoint check of your whole braking system. At our Ram diagnostics are free during each visit.

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

Usually you will need to replace rotors in pairs starting with the front axle of your Ram as they tend to wear out quicker. Ram rotors should be replaced by 70,000 miles but may wear out faster depending on your driving habits and a host of other factors. Schedule an appointment online with Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise to get a free multipoint inspection on your complete brake system.

Ram Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake parts typically wear out well after the front brakes due to the level of stress required to slow a car. Some rear brakes can last up to 50,0000 - 80,000 miles, but you should confer your Ram service manual for advised maintenance intervals for all parts. Keep in mind you should repeatedly have your service department perform a multipoint check which includes inspecting your brake system.

Ram Brake Specials

Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise offers incredible prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Phoenix. You can explore one of our extraordinary brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for extra savings. Not only will you receive an exciting discount on your brake service but you'll still get to experience the many perks of doing business with Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise. We're the highest reviewed service department in Phoenix with factory-certified mechanics, free Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! So shop our unique offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 4805681581.

What is involved in a Brake System Inspection? Checking Ram Brake Parts & Brake Systems

At Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise, we offer a multi-point check with each service visit that includes properly inspecting your Ram brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our tremendously gifted mechanics will still look at the following when inspecting your brakes:

  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are remarkably common and need to be checked consistently as they can wear over time
  • Brake Operation & Parts - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for excessive wear and tear
  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of clear brake fluid leaks
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is required

Ram Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for moving the parts of your Ram brake system. Brake fluid should be changed often. Ask your Ram maintenance manual for information on exact mileage intervals. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can seriously affect braking performance.For any brake related questions or concerns, reach out to our Ram experts at Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise. You can even schedule your appointment online.

Ram Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Wear and tear on your brakes depends highly on your driving habits and the type of brake pads your Ram has, but ordinarily front brakes wear out before rear breaks at 30,000 - 60,000 miles because they are frequently under much less stress.

How much does a brake job cost?

Brake pads for a Ram can cost somewhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad necessary.

Ram Brake rotor replacement can cost somewhere between $300 - $750 for all four rotors to be replaced. This price estimate includes labor and parts. At Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise we have a assortment of brake specials & coupons to save you money! Because we are supplied OEM parts directly from the manufacturer, we are able to locate parts at wholesale prices and pass those savings to our patrons unlike non-franchise service centers or Ram brake repair shops. We again specialize in Ram brake repair saving you on labor costs by getting your vehicle's brake job finished in an efficient manner.

Resurfacing rotors is much cheaper than replacing them. Ask us about the chance of simply resurfacing your Ram rotors rather than replacing them.

What are the signs and symptoms of bad Ram brake rotors or pads?

Just like there are common brake issues, there are remarkably evident signs that can signify the cause of a brake problem. Warning signs include a shaky steering wheel, trouble stopping or a loud metal scraping sound are all indicators that you need to check your Ram brakes. Nevertheless, there are many other, and less clear, indicators that your Ram brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise if you experience any of the following:

  • It takes your car exceptionally longer distances to stop than normal
  • Your car doesn't stay straight when you brake, pulling in either direction
  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles. Brake inspections should be at least once a year. (Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise offers a free multi-point examination each visit)
  • The brake pedal presses farther to the floor than usual or seems loose, or may require more force than usual
  • Your car is wobbling or rocking when driving at high speeds
  • You have grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes
  • Unusual vibrations, shaking or exceptionally loud noises occur during braking
  • Your Check Engine or Brake Warning light on your dashboard comes on
  • You are over the number of miles that Ram endorses between brake fluid exchanges for your vehicle

How much do new rotors cost?

It depends on whether you need your Ram rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. As stated prior, since we are able to order components directly from Ram we can save you time and cash replacing your rotors At Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise we'll have one of our Ram mechanics examine your car to give you a recommendation and estimate..

How much do new brake pads cost?

Ram brake pads can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired. In some rare cases, they can be even more if the manufacturer requires a specific type of brake pad to be ordered for your Ram. Contact Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Surprise today at 4805681581 or schedule your brake service online.

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