Just about every driver knows the feeling of having to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident. The cushion of those healthy brake pads pressing against the rotors is a comfort that most people take for granted, but anybody that’s ever had to make that stop without properly-functioning brakes understands that not having them in their best working condition can be pretty scary.

Regular brake maintenance is essential service for all Dodge cars, Jeep® SUVs, Chrysler minivans, and RAM trucks, and not just for reasons of safety, though that is important. The following are the three most important reasons to make sure you have brake maintenance done according to your vehicle’s service schedule:

#1 Safety

Obviously the most important consideration is the peace of mind that comes with knowing your vehicle is as safe as it possibly can be. Proper brakes are essential for keeping your vehicle from accidents. Without them, so much more can go wrong in dicey driving situations

#2 Vehicle Longevity

The whole reason that the service departments at Chrysler dealerships in MD change out brake pads in the first place is to protect the rotors, which are quite a bit more expensive to replace. Regularly-serviced pads help the rotors last longer, which is better for the longevity of your vehicle.

#3 Saving Money

It stands to reason that if the rotors last longer, it won’t cost drivers as much to replace them as often. And who doesn’t want to keep that extra money in their pockets?

If you’d like to set up a service appointment here at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bowie, give us a call or check out the service section of our website for more information. We’ll keep your brakes running exactly the way the manufacturer intended them to!