The brake pads on your Toyota vehicle are the number one safety item that keeps you out of accidents as you drive around Plainfield Charter Township and Rockford. Brake pads are incredibly tough, but they wear down over time and require a stop at our service center for a brake pad replacement service. At Kool Toyota in Grand Rapids, we’re here to provide your car with the best brake parts because we want you to stay safe on the roads. Here’s a look at what’s involved in brake pad replacement service.
Brake pad replacement involves taking out the worn-down brake pads and putting in OEM brake parts for reliable stopping power. The repair technician also inspects the calipers, rotors, and brake lines as part of the replacement service. If anything else is in need of repair or replacement, they’ll let you know.
When you apply your brakes, the brake pads are under a lot of pressure to stop your car. They clamp onto the rotor of the wheel in accordance with the pressure you place on the brake pedal, slowing and stopping the car. Over time, the pads wear down and eventually, you’re left with nothing but the metal parts that held the pad in place. If your brake pads wear down this far, the rotors get damaged and you have little braking power left.
Front brake pads are replaced more frequently than the rears due to the fact that the fronts do a majority of the work. The majority of the weight of the car is in the engine, and the front brakes have to work against this weight along with stopping the rest of the car. The rear brakes on your Toyota also stop the car, but their job is secondary to the front brakes.
You should get your brakes inspected every six months and replace the brakes every 20,000 to 60,000 miles. There’s a large interval in the recommended mileage because everyone’s driving habits are different. Drivers who spend a lot of time in traffic should consider new brake parts at the lower end of the range while those who drive mostly in low-stress traffic conditions can go longer.
Our service center at Kool Toyota is staffed by factory-trained Toyota technicians and our parts department stocks OEM brake parts for quality assurance. Your Toyota gets factory-recommended service and parts that make your car’s handling feel like it’s brand-new again. You’ll feel confident knowing your car can stop when you hit the brakes and stay out of trouble.
3780 Plainfield Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI, USA