A lot of brake dust


#1

I can’t keep my wheels clean on my 2005 Chrysler Town and Country, (I bought it new, my first Chrysler product). The dealer says its normal. I have never seen so much mess on any car that I have ever owned.Any ideas?


#2

You could try a different brand of brake pads. It might help and it might not. There’s only one way to find out.

Or you could just decide to accept dirty wheels.


#3

This is normal on certain cars. I believe the Chrysler T&C is one of them, so is the Mazda3 (unless they found a way to prevent it). I had an '84 Buick with that problem and simply ignored it. But it hosed off easily enough. As McP suggested, you can just accept it.


#4

Have you checked for a pad upgrade to ceramic? I found ceramic pads for my Explorer that have far less brake dust than semi-metallics. They do cost more, but keep the factory mags looking clean, and last just a bit longer with less noise. I don’t feel any difference in brake performance, but I hardly ever need to hit them hard. I did once a few weeks ago, and they did their job.