How To Tell If You Need New Brakes

April 30th, 2018 by

Brake Repair

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Fortunately, it’s easy to tell when your vehicle needs new brakes. Our service team knows the ins and outs of Chrysler vehicles, and can diagnose brake problems quickly and accurately. Be sure to schedule brake service right away if you notice any of the following red flags during braking:

  • Squealing or grinding noises
  • Strange smells
  • “Pulling” to the left or right
  • Jutting forward
  • Vibration in the steering wheel

What Factors Affect Brake Health?

The brake system is your vehicle’s most important safety feature; keeping your brakes in good shape could mean the difference between avoiding an accident and footing a hefty bill for post-collision repairs. How often you should change your vehicle’s brakes depends on a few factors:

  • Your driving habits
  • Environment
  • Your vehicle’s performance profile
  • Brake pad quality and materials

When in doubt, consult your owner’s manual, or speak with one of our certified technicians!

How Often Should You Expect to Replace Your Brakes

Typically, brake pad replacement is needed every 50,000 miles. If you don’t drive much and live in a sleepy area like Southey, you may be able to change your brake pads every 75,000 miles—at the most.

However, if you live in the middle of Moose Jaw with plenty of stop-and-go traffic, your vehicle may need new brakes every 25,000 miles. That’s where the service team at Crestview Chrysler comes in!


Our Service Specials

Ask About Our Seasonal Tire Change

Service Includes: 

  • Remove & install your seasonal tires
  • Manufacturer’s check
  • Wheel weights, valve systems, mount & balance not included

* Minimum of 4 tires to qualify for premium. Applies to most vehicles. Excludes HD Trucks, Sprinters, & ProMasters.

Buy 3 Tires Get the 4th Free!

Must be dealer installed. Excludes tire sizes over 18 inches. Installation and balancing extra.


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