Ensuring your Toyota vehicle stops when you press the brake pedal is vital for your safety and others' sharing the road with you. If you're hearing unusual noises, a spongy brake pedal, or not stopping as quickly as your vehicle used to when you press the brake pedal, it's time to schedule a brake inspection with Westbury Toyota.
A brake inspection often is a multitude of steps. First, our certified Toyota technicians will need to remove your vehicle's tires to inspect the brake calipers, brake pads, and brake rotors condition. If any of these components reveal a significant amount of wear, we'll make a note of it and let you know our recommendations for the next steps. We'll also check the brake fluid's quality and ensure there are no visible leaks in the system.
During the brake inspection, the technicians may notice that you need new brake pads (front and rear) or brake rotors. These are parts you'll need to get replaced right away to ensure your safety on the road. Westbury Toyota keeps genuine Toyota brake components in stock to ensure your brakes can be properly replaced or repaired when you come in for brake service.
While it is generally your brake pads that need to be replaced during brake service, it's not always the case. Depending on your driving habits, your brake rotors can wear down unevenly. If this happens, you won't come to a stop as smoothly as before and can cause undue stress on other parts of your vehicle while braking. Brake rotor resurfacing service restores the smooth flat surface of your brake rotors.
The brake fluid in your braking system acts as hydraulic fluid, providing the means of force to engage your brakes when you press on the brake pedal. This fluid can become contaminated with water, which lowers the boiling point of the fluid. Your brake fluid undergoes an extreme amount of pressure and heat during operation, so a lower boiling point can cause steam to develop within the brake lines, causing damage to the entire brake system.
While you can get brake service at any local shop in the area, it's important to understand the difference between independently owned brake shops and the quality you'll receive from certified Toyota technicians like those at our service department. The next time you are looking for brake service near you for your Toyota, choose Westbury Toyota. Make an appointment online today!