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Dodge Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake components typically wear out well after the front brakes due to the level of stress required to slow a vehicle. Some rear brakes can last up to 50,0000 - 80,000 miles, but you should consult your Dodge service manual for recommended maintenance intervals for all components. Keep in mind you should always have your service department perform a multipoint inspection which includes inspecting your brake system.

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

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

  • Brake pads or shoes are the components that physically makes contact with your brake rotor and applies pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It's extremely important to keep Dodge brake pads fresh by replacing them as the undergo quite a bit of stress every time they are used. Check your Dodge maintenance schedule for the recommended mileage intervals.
  • 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 activate the parking brake of your Dodge.
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your Dodge braking system together so it can function correctly.
  • Brake Hoses carry brake fluid from the brake line to your Dodge brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be inspected frequently for cracks and other symptoms of deterioration. Check your Dodge maintenance schedule for more information on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your Dodge brake pedals to function the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.
  • Rotors also 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 Mike Shaw CDJR find the best type of brake rotors for your Dodge
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Dodge rotors to slow or stop your vehicle.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby extending the life of your brake system.
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and computer allows your vehicle to keep traction on the road at all times.

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 also acts as a safety measure to let you know your brakes need repair. This can also cause damages to your rotors and, in some cases, can even start warping them. In addition to serving as a "platform" for the friction material, the backing plate also protects the brake caliper from excessive 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 evenly distribute pressure against the brake disc. Generally, the more pistons in a caliper, the more evenly the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

How much do new brake pads cost?

Dodge 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 Dodge. Contact Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today at 7205131748 or schedule your brake service online.

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

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

Dodge Brake Specials near Denver

An industry leader in parts & service, we have service advisers on standby ready to assist you with diagnostics & repairs. Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram located near Denver is the highest-rated service & repair center in a unique position to help you with all your automotive needs. Our Dodge team is capable of diagnosing any problem your vehicle may have and give you the information you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just great customer service which is why we are rated the best brake repair shop in Greeley!

Dodge Brake Fluid

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

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to do at least 2 rotors at a time. Usually, your Dodge front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of different factors. Consult Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for more information by dialing 7205131748 and ask for a multipoint inspection of your entire braking system. At Mike Shaw CDJR our Dodge diagnostics are free during every visit.

Why choose Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for all your Dodge brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our Service Center strives to correctly diagnose/fix your vehicle the first time. This saves you hours at the dealership, money on unnecessary repairs or unneeded auto repair. We are proud to serve all Dodge owners and are the best location to service your Dodge car, truck or SUV in Denver 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 inspection or alignment check, our team will be more than happy to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram?

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 needed 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 Dodge brake service may include:

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

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your Dodge rotors will often 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 Dodge pads in a timely manner you can damage the other components.

Dodge Brake Specials

Not only will you receive a discount on your brake service but you'll also get to enjoy the many perks of doing business with Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We're the highest-rated service department in Denver with factory-trained technicians, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! You can find one of our many brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for additional savings. Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram offers the best prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Denver. So browse our special offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 7205131748.

How much does a brake job cost?

Dodge Brake rotor replacement can cost anywhere between $300 - $750 for all four rotors to be replaced. This price estimate includes labor and parts. At Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 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 find parts at wholesale prices and pass those savings to our customers unlike non-franchise service centers or Dodge brake repair shops. We also specialize in Dodge brake repair saving you on labor costs by getting your vehicle's brake job completed in a timely manner.

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

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

How much do new rotors cost?

It depends on whether you need your Dodge rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. At Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram we'll have one of our Dodge technicians inspect your vehicle to give you a recommendation and estimate. As mentioned earlier, since we are able to order parts directly from Dodge we can save you time and money replacing your rotors.

Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inDenver

If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team. You can also click here to Schedule your service appointment today. Our Dodge Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, fast & reliable maintenance & brake repair for your vehicle. We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more. Contact Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram when you need quality brake service in Denver CO.

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

At Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we offer a multi-point inspection with every service visit that includes inspecting your Dodge brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our mechanics will also look at the following when inspecting your brakes:

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

Dodge Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

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

How much does a Dodge Brake Flush cost?

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

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

Just like there are common brake issues, there are very noticeable signs that can indicate 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 Dodge brakes. However, there are many other, and less obvious, indicators that your Dodge brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram if you experience any of the following:

  • You are over the number of miles that Dodge recommends between brake fluid exchanges for your vehicle
  • Unusual vibrations, shaking or 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 car is wobbling or rocking when driving at higher speeds
  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles. Brake inspections should be at least once a year. (Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram offers a complimentary multi-point inspection every visit)
  • The brake pedal presses farther to the floor than usual or seems light or loose, and even requires more force/pressure than usual
  • Your Check Engine or Brake Warning Light on your dashboard comes on
  • It takes your vehicle longer distances to stop than normal

How long do Dodge brake rotors last?

This depends heavily on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you're driving. Dodge rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Consult your Dodge maintenance manual for more information. Remember, it's always a good idea to have your entire brake system inspected by a franchise dealer with the proper training to spot potential issues before the cause damage to other components of your Dodge brake system. Mike Shaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram offers a variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 7205131748 or schedule an appointment online today!