During your daily drive, your brakes are under a great deal of pressure and heat form both common and sudden stops. Your Toyota’s brake pads absorb much of this pressure due to sitting between the brake shoe and brake drums. No matter what the quality of the material they are made of over time brake pads wear out requiring they be replaced. Knowing what to look for can let you know if its time to take your car in for maintenance.
In general brake pads last roughly 30,000 to 50,000 miles and several factors can affect how long your brake pads last. These include your driving habits, the type of traffic encountered daily when driving to St, Louis, the outside environment, and the material your brake pads are made of. With so many outside factors brake pads only lasting 25,000 is not unheard of as is brake pads lasting as long as 70,000 miles.
When driving the following issues are signs you should take your Toyota in for brake pad replacement as soon as possible. These signs include grinding, squealing noises or squeaks when you try to stop, indicator lights on your car’s dash, and viable signs of brake pad damage. If you observe any of these signs you should not ignore them as damaged brake pads can cause your brakes to fail which can place yourself and other drivers in danger.
Regular automotive maintenance is an important part of keeping your Toyota in working order and increasing its safety and performance. Your car’s brakes are one of its most important safety systems and any issues, including replacing the brake pads, should not be ignored. When your brake pads wear out not only does performance become unpredictable you also could damage other parts of the braking system such as the rotors. You certainly don’t want your brakes failing due to old brake pads when driving to Chesterfield.
In St. Louis County there is no shortage of mechanics, dealerships, and independent shops looking for your business however, we stand out from the rest. At Jay Wolfe Toyota of West County, we proudly serve Toyota owners in Ballwin and other nearby communities. Our amenities and highly trained staff assure that the automotive service you receive will be of the highest quality. We offer comforts such as a full bistro, Starbucks coffee, massage chairs, charging stations, and more. Our technicians are all fully certified and in addition to our high-quality work you also receive a free multi-point inspection.