What’s more important to a car than functioning brakes? If you can’t stop you probably shouldn’t go. Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM is the answer Cincinnati, OH drivers get when they go looking for a “RAM dealership near me,” and we want your brakes functioning optimally at all times.

Nothing lasts forever. Brakes last a lot shorter than most would probably like, but not replacing them is really not an option.

Periodic maintenance isn’t most people’s idea of fun, but when it comes to brakes–which literally grind themselves down every time you use them–it is necessary.

When you do get new brake parts, you’ll want to be sure that they are quality parts, to save yourself from problems down the road. Parts of mismatched quality will have a harder time working together, namely the pads and the discs. The worse pads and discs work together, the faster wear and tear will set in.

You’re likely to find that the pads are going to require replacement more frequently than the discs will. Conveniently, pads can be changed out without changing the disc. If the disc is the source of the problem, you will need to switch both the disc and the pads to promote better synchronization.

As cliché as it may be to say, often times you’ll just know if you’re having brake problems.  If braking feels different than it usually does, that is a sign of trouble. There are more blatant signs as well. Abnormal sounds are a common one, as well as the check brakes light which is someone difficult to misinterpret.

Don’t wait! If your 2018 RAM 1500 shows any signs of these problems, we are waiting here at Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM to get your brakes back in top form.