Toyota Brake Pads and Rotors in Whittier

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors

Driving on worn Toyota brake pads and rotors in Whittier is going to mean risking everything from avoidable damage to a serious collision, which is why the team here at Toyota of Whittier will always be happy to help you find the right ones to fit your vehicle. You can always look to our parts center for new brake pads and brake rotors, and our service team can take care of any necessary replacements to ensure your braking system remains in good working order for the years and miles to come.

We’ve even taken the time to write this quick and easy guide covering when pads and rotors might need changing. Simply read on to learn:

  • Common Warning Signs You Need New Brake Pads
  • Common Warning Signs You Need New Brake Rotors

Common Warning Signs You Need New Brake Pads

On one side of your brake pads is a friction surface, and that surface is forced against the brake rotors by the brake calipers whenever you press down on the brake pedal. The friction created is what slows your vehicle, but it also wears down your brake pads. As a general rule of thumb, they’ll need to be replaced every 5,000 miles.

Pads should be checked and changed during your routine service visits, but signs they require attention sooner include:

  • Metal-on-Metal Sound While Braking
  • Screeching or Squealing Sound While Braking
  • Brake Pedal Shaking While Braking
  • Less Responsive Braking
  • Brake Lights Active While Not Braking
  • Pads Appearing Less than a Quarter Inch Thick

Common Warning Signs You Need New Brake Rotors

Brake rotors can be found mounted to the wheel hub just behind the hubcap. Any surface cracks should be a cause for concern, but rotors generally last anywhere from 30,000 to 70,000 miles before needing to be replaced.

Further signs to watch for as you travel across Los Angeles include:

  • Metal-on-Metal Sound While Braking
  • Steering Wheel Shaking While Braking
  • Less Responsive Braking

Find New Toyota Brake Pads and Rotors in Whittier with Toyota of Whittier

Whether you want to talk about financing your next vehicle or need further servicing tips and advice, you can always turn to Toyota of Whittier for the help you require. Simply contact us today or drop by the showroom for any further advice or assistance.


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