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Toyota brakes are known for their high quality, but even so, drivers need to make sure that they take care of them. Any failure of the brakes in your car could mean a potentially harmful accident, and while that occasion is rare, it is better to stay safe and avoid the possibility. The good news is that ensuring your Toyota brakes are fully functional is not difficult at all. You simply have to be sure that you regularly have your brakes serviced by an experienced professional who is familiar with your particular make and model, like the technicians at Mike Calvert Toyota in Houston, TX. Our Technicians will be able to perform the necessary tests to determine whether your brakes are functioning correctly and make any necessary repairs or replacements. You can bring your vehicle by for a quick inspection or schedule an appointment. We know your time is precious and so is your money. You’ll find that our Toyota Service Center offers specials on many common service and repairs.
It is very common to wonder when to service your brakes. This is the type of thing that won’t always be mentioned in the owner’s manual. The general rule is that you should have your mechanic take a look at your brakes every time that you have your tires rotated.
In addition to regular in-depth checks of your brakes, you should also take the time to take your car in to an expert on Toyota brakes or general maintenance anytime you notice something unusual, such as if your car seems to pull to one side even when you are driving straight or braking. In some cases, this will be due to an issue with the brakes, while other times it will be some other maintenance problem, but it should always be checked out. The same thing is true of unusual vibrations while driving, with brake problems frequently presenting themselves as vibrations in the brake pedal or the pedal being temperamental. If you feel like your brakes might need an inspection, schedule an appointment with our Certified Technicians.
When your brakes are being serviced, it will also be necessary to take care of the rotors and brake pads. The rotors’ surface can be damaged by the brakes overheating, and if this happens, they may develop hard spots or become warped. In some cases, sand or stones will get jammed and groove the rotor surface.
In cases where the brake rotor is still fairly thick, a Toyota brakes specialist can simply remove superficial damage and use a special machine to smooth out any grooves in a process known as resurfacing. While this is typically a possibility, it is not safe for the rotor to get too thin, meaning that if your rotor is thin and presents damage,
resurfacing will not be an option.
Most of the time, your mechanic will encourage you to have your brake rotor resurfaced unless this is not possible. The situations in which it is not advised include when the rotor is too thin, has experienced uneven wear, has received too much heat damage or has been corroded.
The next time you need your Toyota brakes serviced or the rotors replaced, consider Mike Calvert Toyota in Houston, Texas, where the experienced staff can meet all of your needs.
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