Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
Why is it better to install a Jeep Grand Cherokee brake disc and pad kit instead of separate discs and brake pads?
Answer: Aside from the fact that kits are relatively cheaper than purchasing individual parts, getting a brake disc and pad kit also ensures that both the brake disc and the brake pads are precisely matched. The custom-matched components of these kits allow for more efficient collaboration between the rotor and the pad. This eventually leads to higher performance and faster response from the Cherokee's brake assembly. Installing an entire kit instead of individual parts can also guarantee a more exact OEM fit. This is not only essential to the proper function of the disc and pads to the rest of the brake assembly but also to the discs and pads themselves.
How often should brake pads and brake discs be replaced?
Answer: This will ultimately depend on the type of vehicle and the driver's driving style. Obviously, the more often a Jeep Grand Cherokee goes through hard-braking, the shorter the life span of its brake pads and discs. The average lifespan of a Jeep Cherokee's pads are 30,000 miles for the front and about 50,000 miles for the ones found at the rear. Similarly, brake discs found on the front are more likely to wear out first before discs that are installed on the Cherokee's rear tires. There is no real and accurate way of telling how long an installed brake disc and pad kit will last on a vehicle. So it's always best to regularly check the Cherokee for signs of wear and tear. Brake discs are usually manufactured with a minimum thickness, so it's fairly easy to tell when they should be replaced. Once it has become too thin, the disc must be replaced. Brake pads should also be renewed at the same time. In some occasions thinning brake pads might have been the cause of a failing disc. So always make sure that both the Cherokee's discs and brake pads are replaced in sets.
What is "bedding in?" How should new brakes be bedded in?
Answer: Whenever a new brake disc and pad kit is installed on a Jeep Grand Cherokee, the shiny new surfaces of the new parts can affect the precision of the Cherokee's brakes. Bedding in is a process wherein the new pad's surface is steadily driven to help reduce brake noise, make the pads last longer, and increase its stopping performance. Braking in or bedding in a newly installed brake disc and pad kit is relatively easy. Take the Jeep Grand Cherokee for a spin and brake gently after 30 to 40 seconds of running 30 to 40 mph. This is repeated for a few more times to ensure proper brake-in of the pads and discs. This will help cool the Cherokee's brakes and get its new brake pads acclimated to the surface of the new brake disc.