Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your car, so it’s vital to get regular brake inspections for your Toyota vehicle to ensure they’re in tip top shape. Our Toyota Certified Technicians are specially trained to give your car the very best care. Not to mention, regular inspections keep your resale value higher, so you get more back on your investment when you resell or trade in your car.
The most common brake problem is worn brake pads. The pad is the part that presses the rotors to make them stop turning, which creates friction, so as your brake pads wear and get thinner, stopping power reduces. Plus, worn brake pads can lead to damage in other parts of the braking system, like the rotors, which increases repair costs.
Signs of worn brake pads include:
- Squealing noises when you brake
- Vibration when you brake
- Pulling to the left or right while stopped
Checking the brake pads for wear is just one part of a Toyota brake inspection. We’ll also check your rotors for warping and damage and look for leaks and cracking in the brake lines. We replace any damaged parts with genuine Toyota parts, which are the highest quality, designed specifically for your vehicle, and come with a 12-month unlimited mileage warranty.
To be safe, it’s a good idea to get your brakes checked twice a year. Ask your technician to do an inspection when you go in for your next oil change, or come in for service at Krause Toyota as soon as possible if your brakes are behaving differently than usual.