Vehicle maintenance and repairs are paramount to safe driving, especially for all of your family road trips and excursions. Today, the professionals at Dan Hemm Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM FIAT would like to share some quick tips regarding servicing one particularly important part of your vehicle – the brakes.

As your Chrysler service center in Sidney, OH, we want to stress how important properly maintained brakes are for the safety of you and your passengers. The ability to stop quickly and safely in the event of inclement weather or a vehicle accident is so important. Not to worry, though, because with some routine services and brake pad replacement as needed, we can get your vehicle in top shape.

Having your brakes checked routinely–like every time you come by for an oil change–is a smart idea. On occasion, you’ll find that your brake fluid may need swapped or your brake pads may be due to be replaced. Basically, when they are ¼ of an inch or thinner, it is time, but you can also tell they may be having issues if you experience a few symptoms like vibrations, sounds, or issues when braking.  

Your manual will likely give you a more specific recommendation because depending on the brake pads and the model, it can really vary. Your brakes may be good for only 25,000 miles, or they may last closer to 70,000. Always bring your vehicle to the professionals for these types of services and you won’t have to wonder. We offer a variety of other car parts and service, so don’t hesitate to call or come by to learn more. We can’t wait to help with all of your vehicle service needs today.