Brakes, Brake Pads & Brake Rotors
Toyota Brakes, Brake Pads & Brake Rotors Service
Brake Squeal and Wear Indicators
If you’re wondering, ‘Why are my brakes shaking and squeaking when I come to a stop?’, all four brakes have audible brake wear indicators. When the brake pads need replacing, you will hear a distinctive metallic “screeching” sound when you apply the brakes. If you do not have the brake pads replaced, they will begin screeching all of the time.
Your brakes may sometimes squeal or squeak when you apply them lightly. Do not confuse this with the brake wear indicators. They make a very audible “screeching.”
Low Brake fluid
If your brake fluid is low, it may be leaking or your brakes could be worn.
Flushing the Brake Fluid
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means that it absorbs moisture. And when that moisture finds its way into your braking system, it can corrode metal and seals.
Flushing the system with new fluid removes the condensation before extensive damage can occur.
When flushing the system, always use Toyota Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3. If this specific fluid is not available, you should use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid from a sealed container, but only as a temporary replacement. The use of any non-Toyota brake fluid can cause corrosion and may decrease the life of the system.
Toyota Genuine Brake Pads
Stopping is the ultimate commitment.
It stands to reason that Toyota Genuine Brake Rotors function best with Toyota Genuine Brake Pads. Particularly since Toyota brake pads are extensively tested on Toyota vehicles in the most intense braking situations and extreme environments. Made from a balance of hard and soft materials, Toyota Brake Pads can effectively help prevent premature disc wear and minimize noise.
- Precisely engineered and manufactured with state-of-the-art materials for superior performance, proper wear and long life.
- Specially designed to dampen noise and reduce vibration.
Includes high-insulating shims and specially formulated grease.
Toyota Genuine Brake Rotors
Shaped to the exacting standards of Toyota.
Brake rotors are vital to dissipating the heat that comes from the pads every time you brake. Toyota Genuine Brake Rotors are built to take that heat time and again for lasting performance and reliability. They’re made with the optimum mix of materials and compounds to safely withstand long periods of wear and to help prevent overheating and warping.