How To Tell If You Need New Brakes

February 23rd, 2018 by

Auto mechanic repairing brakes

Contact UsSchedule Service

You have a set interval for an oil change, but brakes can wear out at different speeds. Fortunately, it’s easy to tell when your vehicle needs new brakes. Our service team knows the ins and outs of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicles, and can diagnose brake problems quickly and accurately. Be sure to schedule brake service right away if you notice any of the following red flags during braking:

  • Squealing or grinding noises
  • Strange smells
  • “Pulling” to the left or right
  • Jutting forward
  • Vibration in the steering wheel

What Factors Affect Brake Health?

The brake system is your vehicle’s most important safety feature; keeping your brakes in good shape could mean the difference between avoiding an accident and footing a hefty bill for post-collision repairs. How often you should change your vehicle’s brakes depends on a few factors:

  • Your driving habits
  • Environment
  • Your vehicle’s performance profile
  • Brake pad quality and materials

When in doubt, consult your owner’s manual, or speak with one of our certified technicians!

How Often Should You Expect to Replace Your Brakes

Typically, brake pad replacement is needed every 50,000 miles. If you don’t drive much and live in a sleepy, more rural area, you may be able to change your brake pads every 75,000 miles—at the most. However, if you live in the middle of Orland Park with plenty of stop-and-go traffic, your vehicle may need new brakes every 25,000 miles. That’s where the service team at Bettenhausen CDJR comes in!

Get Expert Brake Service at Bettenhausen CDJR!

Is your vehicle due for scheduled maintenance? Whether you’re in need of replacement brake pads, new spark plugs, or any other maintenance or repairs, visit Bettenhausen CDJR today! We’re conveniently located in Tinley Park, IL—not far from Mokena and New Lenox. Before you schedule your appointment, don’t forget to check out our latest service specials for possible savings!

Our Service Specials

We are currently updating our Specials. Please check back soon.

Recent News From Bettenhausen CDJR

  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator Price

    The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has evolved the pickup truck world for both truck drivers and Jeep lovers. Many Orland Park drivers searching for a Jeep to suit their needs are asking, ‘how much is the Jeep Gladiator?’ The Jeep Gladiator MSRP starts at $33,535.Decide between the Gladiator’s capable trim levels, like the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon price….

  • 2020 Jeep Wrangler Accessories

    Part of the fun of owning a Jeep Wrangler comes from accessorizing it to fit your needs. From improving comfort for daily driving to high-tech sports gear, accessories for the Jeep Wrangler help you make a Wrangler suited to your style in Orland Park. That’s why there’s a huge variety of accessories for the Wrangler. Take…

  • 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

    Tinley Park drivers in the market for a versatile vehicle that provides an upgraded weekday commute as well as capabilities to tackle weekend adventures will certainly consider the Jeep Grand Cherokee. While the Grand Cherokee reputation for spirited outdoor drives complete with impressive towing capability is well known, we’ll take a closer look at the impressive…

Posted in Service