Dodge Ram 2500 Brake Disc and Pad Kit
Easy Maintenance Tips for Dodge Ram 2500 Brake Disc and Pad Kit
Losing the brakes while driving on the highway is a nightmare for many Dodge Ram 2500 drivers, but it's a scenario that can be all too real if the truck's disc brakes are not properly maintained. The Dodge Ram 2500 disc brake and pad kit is designed for heavy duty use, but it also requires care in regular intervals especially since it is constantly exposed to extreme heat and stress even when under normal driving conditions.
Proper use and maintenance of the brake rotors and brake pads in your Dodge Ram 2500 helps prevent any problems with your truck's brakes while driving and ensures a long operating service life for these parts. In this guide, we'll list down easy yet highly effective maintenance tips for the brake pads and other disc brake components.
- Avoid making hard or unnecessary braking.
Constant braking puts the disc brake under extreme stress and heat, which could cause a lateral run-out of the disc brake and cause it to fail. In the same manner, sudden braking may also cause the brakes to malfunction. So when driving, try to keep your speed at a constant rate; refrain from accelerating frequently, especially if you are driving in heavy traffic or are making a lot of turns, to prevent unnecessary braking.
- Keep the brake fluid filled.
Disc brakes that are low on brake fluid will require more force from the brake pedal in order to engage the disc brake. Always check the brake fluid indicator in your truck and refill it when necessary.
- Conduct regular checkups.
Ideally, disc brakes should be inspected and serviced by a mechanic at least once every two years or 50,000, with brake pads requiring replacement for half that. But if you notice any signs of wear beforehand with your truck's disc brakes, such as squealing noises or difficulty engaging the brake, don't hesitate bringing your vehicle to the auto repair shop.
- ‘Bleed' the brakes.
Bleeding the brakes is a necessary task whenever you change the brake lines or suspect air has gotten into the brake lines. The process itself is relatively straightforward provided you have the tools on hand, but it's recommended to have it done by a mechanic as getting all of the air out of the brake lines can be pretty tricky to accomplish.