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How much does a brake job cost?

Resurfacing rotors is much cheaper than replacing them. Ask us about the chance of simply resurfacing your Ram rotors rather than replacing them.

Brake pads for a Ram can cost somewhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad required.

Ram Brake rotor replacement can cost somewhere between $300 - $750 for all four rotors to be replaced. This price estimate includes labor and parts. At Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo we have a assortment of brake specials & coupons to save you money! Because we are supplied OEM parts directly from the manufacturer, we are able to locate parts at wholesale prices and pass those savings to our clients unlike non-franchise service centers or Ram brake repair shops. We still specialize in Ram brake repair saving you on labor costs by getting your vehicle's brake job finished in an efficient manner.

What is involved in a Brake System Inspection? Checking Ram Brake Parts & Brake Systems

At Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo, we offer a multi-point examination with every service visit that includes correctly inspecting your Ram brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our immensely gifted mechanics will again look at the following when inspecting your brakes:

  • Brake Operation & Components - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for excessive wear and tear
  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of clear brake fluid leaks
  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is required
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are immensely common and need to be checked constantly as they can wear over time

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

The Ram brake system is comprised of the following key components:

  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and a computer allows your car to keep traction on the road continuously.
  • Brake Hoses transmit brake fluid from the brake line to your Ram brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be examined constantly for cracks and other symptoms of deterioration. Check your Ram maintenance schedule for more facts on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Rotors still called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to stop the wheels from spinning. There are several types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let find the best type of brake rotors for your Ram
  • Parking Brake cable or adjuster is a steel cable used to activate the parking brakes. When the lever is used or pedal depressed, the cable pulls the calipers or drums to initiate the parking brake of your Ram.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby lengthening the life of your brake system.
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your Ram braking system together so it can function perfectly.
  • Brake pads or shoes are the parts that physically make contact with your brake rotor and apply pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It's exceedingly vital to keep Ram brake pads fresh by replacing them as they experience quite a bit of stress each time they are used. Check your Ram maintenance schedule for the advised mileage intervals.
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Ram rotors to slow or stop your car.
  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your Ram brake pedals to power the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.

Brake pads consist of two layers: a metal backing plate and a high-friction material that includes rubber, fiber, carbon & other materials. Over time, brake pads wear down and can even start squeaking. This noise is the metal backing plate & the rotor touching, which also acts as a safety measure to let you know your brakes need repair. This can also cause damage to your rotors and, in some cases, can even start distorting them. In addition to serving as a "platform" for the friction material, the backing plate also protects the brake caliper from disproportionate heat buildup.

Brake calipers cover the rotors and contain pistons. The amount of pistons depends on the type of brake system. Brake fluid from the master cylinder forces these pistons to maneuver the brake pads against the disc. The brake caliper will equally distribute pressure against the brake disc. Mainly, the more pistons in a caliper, the more equally the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

Ram Brake Specials

You can explore one of our extraordinary brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for extra savings. Not only will you receive an exciting discount on your brake service but you'll also get to experience the many perks of doing business with Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo. We're the highest reviewed service department in Salt Lake City with OEM-trained mechanics, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo offers incredible prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Salt Lake City. So browse our unique offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 3853144259.

How much do new brake pads cost?

Ram brake pads can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad needed. In some rare cases, they can be even more if the manufacturer requires a specific type of brake pad to be ordered for your Ram. Contact Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo today at 3853144259 or schedule your brake service online.

What are the signs and symptoms of bad Ram brake rotors or pads?

Just like there are common brake issues, there are extremely apparent signs that can signify the cause of a brake problem. Warning signs include a shaky steering wheel, trouble stopping or a loud metal scraping sound are all indicators that you need to check your Ram brakes. Nevertheless, there are many other, and less clear, indicators that your Ram brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo if you experience any of the following:

  • Unusual vibrations, shaking or remarkably loud noises occur during braking
  • You are over the number of miles that Ram advises between brake fluid exchanges for your vehicle
  • Your car is wobbling or rocking when driving at high speeds
  • It takes your car remarkably longer distances to stop than normal
  • You have grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes
  • Your car doesn't stay straight when you brake, pulling in either direction
  • Your Check Engine or Brake Warning light on your dashboard comes on
  • The brake pedal presses farther to the floor than usual or seems loose, or may require more force than usual
  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles. Brake inspections should be at least once a year. (Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo offers a free multi-point check every visit)

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

Usually you will need to replace rotors in pairs starting with the front axle of your Ram as they tend to wear out quicker. Ram rotors should be replaced by 70,000 miles but may wear out faster depending on your driving habits and a host of other factors. Schedule an appointment online with Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo to get a free multipoint inspection on your complete brake system.

How much do new rotors cost?

It depends on whether you need your Ram rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. At Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo we'll have one of our Ram mechanics examine your vehicle to give you a recommendation and estimate. As stated prior, since we are able to order components directly from Ram we can save you time and money replacing your rotors.

Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inSalt Lake City

If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team. You can likewise click here to Schedule your service appointment today. Our Ram Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, fast & reliable maintenance & brake repair for your car. We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more. Contact Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo when you need quality brake service in Salt Lake City UT.

Ram Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake components typically wear out well after the front brakes due to the level of stress required to slow a vehicle. Some rear brakes can last up to 50,0000 - 80,000 miles, but you should ask your Ram service manual for advised maintenance intervals for all parts. Keep in mind you should invariably have your service department perform a multipoint inspection which includes inspecting your brake system.

Ram Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Wear and tear on your brakes depends considerably on your driving habits and the type of brake pads your Ram has, but normally front brakes wear out before rear breaks at 30,000 - 60,000 miles because they are normally under much less stress.

How much does a Ram Brake Flush cost?

Proper car inspections and basic maintenance like a brake flush can prevent you from having to deal with pricey repairs in the future. Bring your Ram to our dealership to guarantee your brake system is operating perfectly. We can check your brake pads, fluid levels, rotors, calipers, brackets and everything in your brake system.

Ram Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for moving the components of your Ram brake system. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can seriously affect braking performance. Brake fluid should be changed regularly. Consult your Ram maintenance manual for facts on exact mileage intervals.You can even schedule your appointment online. For any brake related questions or concerns, reach out to our Ram experts at Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo.

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your Ram rotors will frequently last longer than your brake pads as long as you replace your pads before doing damage to your calipers or rotors. By not replacing your brake Ram pads in a regular manner you can damage the other parts.

How long do Ram brake rotors last?

This depends massively on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of car you're driving. Ram rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Confer with your Ram maintenance manual for more data. Remember, it's always a good idea to have your complete brake system checked out by a franchise dealer with the proper training to spot potential issues before they cause damage to other components of your Ram brake system. Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo offers an variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 3853144259 or schedule an appointment online today!

Ram Brake Specials near Salt Lake City

Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo located near Salt Lake City is the best service & repair center in a distinct position to help you with all your automotive needs. Our Ram team is capable of diagnosing any problem your vehicle may have and give you the facts you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just great consumer service which is why we are rated the top brake repair shop in Provo! An industry leader in parts & service, we have service advisers on standby ready to help you with diagnostics & repairs.

Why choose Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo for all your Ram brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo, our Service Center strives to accurately diagnose/fix your car the first time. This saves you hours at the location, as well cash on needless repairs or extraneous auto repair. We are proud to serve all Ram owners and are the best location to service your Ram vehicle, truck or SUV in Salt Lake City and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the best appointment time for you or visit the store. Even if it's just for a quick multi-point inspection or alignment check, our team will be more than glad to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo?

This can be a more difficult question to answer. Since there are many components to a brake system, there are different items that may be required for your service. Some vehicles may just need new brake pads, others may need a brake fluid flush, while some may need a resurfacing of rotors and new brake lines due to leaking brake fluid. Depending on the results of the multi-point inspection, your Ram brake service may include:

  • Brake pad Replacement
  • Brake Caliper Replacement
  • Brake Rotor & Brake Caliper Alignment
  • Brake Fluid Flush & Brake Fluid Replacement
  • New Brake Rotors / Brake Drums Resurfaced
  • New Brake Hoses/Brake Lines
  • Brake Master Cylinder Replacement

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to replace at least 2 rotors at a time. Usually, your Ram front rotors will damage faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of different factors. Ask Larry H. Miller Chevrolet Provo for more details by dialing 3853144259 and ask for a multipoint examination of your entire braking system. At our Ram diagnostics are free during each visit.

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