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Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

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

  • 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 very vital 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.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby extending the life of your brake system.
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and a computer allows your vehicle to keep traction on the road continuously.
  • Parking Brake cable or adjuster is a steel cable used to activate 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.
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your Ram braking system together so it can function perfectly.
  • Rotors again called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to stop the wheels from spinning. There are many 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 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 invariably for cracks and other symptoms of deterioration. Check your Ram maintenance schedule for more data on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Ram rotors to slow or stop your vehicle.
  • 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.

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 still acts as a safety measure to let you know your brakes need repair. This can still 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 still 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 equally distribute pressure against the brake disc. Mostly, the more pistons in a caliper, the more equally the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

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 Dodge Ram Peoria to get a free multipoint inspection on your complete brake system.

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 expensive repairs in the future. Bring your Ram to our location to make sure your brake system is operating properly. We can check your brake pads, fluid levels, rotors, calipers, brackets and everything in your brake system.

Ram Brake Specials near Phoenix

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

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your Ram rotors will regularly 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 parts.

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 Dodge Ram Peoria today at 6234007471 or schedule your brake service online.

Ram Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake components usually 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 suggested maintenance intervals for all components. Keep in mind you should constantly have your service department perform a multipoint inspection which includes inspecting your brake system.

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

Just like there are common brake issues, there are remarkably clear 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 Dodge Ram Peoria if you experience any of the following:

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

Ram Brake Specials

Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Peoria offers incredible prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Phoenix. We're the best service department in Phoenix with OEM-Certified technicians, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! 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 again get to experience the many perks of doing business with Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Peoria. So explore our unique offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 6234007471.

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. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can seriously affect braking performance. Brake fluid should be changed frequently. Ask your Ram maintenance manual for information on exact mileage intervals.You can even schedule your appointment online. For any brake related questions or concerns, reach out to our Ram experts at Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Peoria.

Ram Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

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

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 a wide range of different factors. Ask Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Peoria for more details by dialing 6234007471 and ask for a multipoint check of your complete braking system. At our Ram diagnostics are free during each visit.

How much do new rotors cost?

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

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 every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Confer with your Ram maintenance manual for more information. Remember, it's repeatedly 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 Dodge Ram Peoria offers an variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 6234007471 or schedule an appointment online today!

Why choose Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Peoria 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 Dodge Ram Peoria, our Service Center strives to accurately diagnose/fix your car the first time. This saves you hours at the store, as well capital 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 Dodge Ram Peoria?

This can be a more complex question to answer. Since there are many parts 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 inspection, your Ram brake service may include:

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

How much does a brake job cost?

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

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

Ram Brake rotor replacement can cost anywhere between $300 - $750 for all four rotors to be replaced. This price estimate includes labor and parts. At Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Peoria we have a variety 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 clients 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.

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

At Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Peoria, we offer a multi-point check with every service visit that includes correctly inspecting your Ram brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our exceptionally gifted mechanics will also look at the following when inspecting your brakes:

  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is required
  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are tremendously common and need to be checked always as they can wear over time
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • 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

Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Peoria has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inPhoenix

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

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