When you’re cruising the open road in your Jeep® vehicle, you need to trust that your brakes will be there to bring you to a safe stop. In order to avoid an accident or emergency, it’s important to get your brakes checked up and serviced by trained technicians like the team at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM-Bowie. Here are some signs that it’s time for Jeep service for your brakes.

Warning Signs for Your Brakes

The braking system in a Jeep vehicle is made up of several components, like brake pads, rotors, drums, and much more. That means it’s susceptible to any number of issues and damage, and without proper Jeep service, these problems only get worse. If you experience any of the following signs, bring your Jeep vehicle into our MOPAR® service center immediately.

  • Brake icon on the dashboard lights up: Your vehicle’s computer will sometimes alert you to a problem before you experience other warning signs
  • Soft brake: Your vehicle takes more pressure to slow down and stop, giving the brake pedal a “squishy” feeling when the driver depresses it
  • Abnormal noises: You hear loud squealing or screeching noises while braking
  • Car pulls to one side when braking: this could be a sign of brake or wheel damage, possibly requiring an alignment, as well
  • Burning odor: if you smell a burning odor either inside or outside of your vehicle, it could be a sign of brake pad wear or damage, as well as other pesky problems

Generally speaking, you should have the brakes on your Jeep vehicle inspected every 7,000-10,000 miles, whether you experience any warning signs or not. Your driving style may affect your brake system, as well, so consider taking it easy when you’re slowing and stopping. You could save yourself a headache by taking better care of your brakes with safe driving and regular Jeep service.

When it’s time to get your brakes inspected or repaired, you can trust the skilled staff at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bowie to take care of your Jeep vehicle. Don’t wait until it’s too late!