Jeep Brake service - Hunter Jeep - Cessnock

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Jeep Brakes at Hunter Jeep - Cessnock

For ongoing vehicle safety and peace of mind, we recommend the brakes on your Jeep are regularly maintained and inspected so they perform when you need them most.

Our qualified service technicians will perform a thorough diagnosis of your vehicle including a measurement of the brake pads to determine the life of your vehicle’s brakes.

Your Guide To Brakes

If your brakes are squeaking, grinding or just not stopping correctly, it might be time to get a replacement. You can bring your vehice into Hunter Jeep - Cessnock service centre for assistance but first, let’s go over some basics so you know what to look for and what to tell your service technician.

1. BRAKE PAD
Material that comes into contact with the rotor and causes friction to stop the vehicle. The friction eventually wears out the pads and if they go below the minimum thickness, it is essential to get them replaced. If they wear down too much, the metal backing might scrape against the rotor causing damage.

2. CALIPER
Holds the brake pad in position on the rotor.

3. DUST CAP
Keeps dirt and other contaminants away from the axle area.

4. ROTOR
The steel plate that is connected to the vehicle’s tyres. Friction with the brake pads cause the rotor (and the vehicle) to stop spinning. The brake rotor also wears down over time. A Jeep specialist can check to see if it needs replacing.

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Signs your brakes may need to be checked

If you can hear a squealing noise from your brakes.

If your vehicle takes longer than normal to stop, this is called ‘brake fade’.

If the brake pedal vibrates when pressed, this may mean the brake pads are worn out.

If the brake pads appear to be severely thin and worn out.

The Benefits Of Using Genuine Mopar Brakes

It is important to know what you should be looking for when choosing the right brakes for your vehicle. Learn about what makes our brakes stand out from the rest.

  • Superior Braking Performance– Our brakes are available in semi-metallic and ceramic formulas and provide excellent stopping power and greater braking performance.
  • Rigorously Tested – All of our brake pads are meticulously tested to meet the standards set by our engineers in terms of clamping performance and fade resistance, noise levels and wear over the life of the brakes.
  • Ultra-Quiet Braking – Our brakes use the highest quality friction materials which allows for smooth and silent braking.
  • Stainless Steel Hardware – Our brakes are made from the very best stainless-steel hardware to inhibit rust and prolong their longevity.
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Brake Services

There are a range of different services to suit your needs and help you get the most out of your brakes. Find out more below.

BRAKE PAD RESURFACING

If your brake pads get worn down unevenly, resurfacing them can help restore their effectiveness however, eventually it is safer to replace them completely. Our expert service team will be able to help.

FLUSHING

Particles in your brake fluid build-up over time and inhibit their effectiveness. That is why flushing your brakes and replacing the brake fluid with clean, fresh fluid on a regular basis is a crucial part of maintaining a smooth and effective brake system.

SERVICING

A standard brake servicing does not involve replacing any parts. Regular check-ups help to ensure that any potential issues are discovered quickly before they worsen and may also include cleaning and lubricating components of your braking system.

FAQS

  • Q How can I avoid overheating my brakes?

    You can avoid overheating by not braking aggressively or for extended period such as going downhill with a heavy load. Staying on top of your vehicle servicing and getting your brakes regularly checked also helps prevent overheating.

  • Q How do I know when my brakes need to be replaced?

    Signs of wear and tear on your brakes include grinding or squealing noises when braking, shaking and vibrating, or the brake pedal seems to go lower than usual when braking.

Following your recommended maintenance intervals is one of the best ways to help preserve your vehicle. Schedule a service with an authorised Jeep dealer today to maximise your vehicle's performance.

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