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How Can I Tell If My Toyota Needs New Brake Pads?

One of the most important parts of your Toyota is the braking system. You must check the system's parts regularly to ensure you can slow down and stop your vehicle when needed. Toyota's brake system typically consists of brake pads, rotors, calipers, and lines. Brake pads are considered normal wear items since they are required in order to create the friction that helps stop your Toyota. Manufacturers typically recommend you change your brake pads approximately every 50,000 miles. 

 

3 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Brake Pads

Squealing Noises: If you hear constant squeaking or squealing when you apply the brakes, it is time to have your brake pads serviced. Brake pads have a thin metal strip that will make noise when you've worn them down. In other words, the noise is purposeful to remind you to get your brakes replaced.

Indicator Light or Message: Some vehicle sensors are able to trigger a message when the brake pads have worn down. Obviously, these are clear signs that it's time to visit a trusted auto repair shop to have your brake components inspected. 

Vibrating Brake Pedal: If you feel shakiness throughout the car or the steering wheel when you press your foot on the pedal, you need to have your brakes serviced soon. A vibrating brake pedal (or automobile) is not normal and usually means damage. You must have your vehicle checked by an auto professional.

 

Toyota Brake Service and More in Visalia, CA

Whether you own a Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Highlander, Camry, Prius, etc., our team at DS Auto Experts can fix your vehicle up with no problems. Our auto repair shop in Visalia, CA, specializes in Asian vehicles , including trucks! Our trained mechanics can check your brakes for wear and damage. If you've experienced any of the above signs, please give us a call or visit our shop today.

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