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Your Toyota’s brake system is an essential part of your vehicle’s safety and performance capabilities. We’ve compiled a few tips and things to look out for when considering whether you should bring in your Toyota, or off-make vehicle, to our service department here at James Toyota for a routine brake inspection or service.


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Why is Servicing Your Brake System Necessary? 

Not only do brakes help your vehicle slow down on your everyday commute, they are also a vital part of your vehicle’s safety system. Most late model Toyota’s are equipped with a multitude of active driver assistance and safety technologies that rely on your vehicle’s brake system to function properly. Failing to service your Toyota, or off-make vehicle’s brake system can result in serious harm to you, your passengers and your vehicle’s overall health. If you have any concerns at all about the condition and performance of your brakes, please don’t hesitate to bring in your vehicle to be inspected by one of our brake experts here at James Toyota.Toyota Camry from the side

How Often Should You Service Your Brakes? 

With the amount of use that your brakes get during regular day-to-day driving, it’s no surprise that the calipers, rotors and other components wear down over time. Everyone has their own driving style so there’s no set time or distance that you should bring your vehicle in for a brake service. Several factors come into play when considering how often you should service your brakes, whether it be different driving environments, quality of parts or how frequently you use your brakes, these are all things that affect the condition of your brake system. However, as a general rule of thumb, Toyota recommends that customers bring in their vehicles for its regular recommended service interval every 8,000 km or six months, whichever comes first. This is to ensure that all of your vehicle’s mechanical and electrical components are in peak condition. Think your vehicle is due for an inspection? Click here to book your next service appointment.

What Should You Keep an Eye Out For?

There are a handful of things that you can look out for if you’re concerned that it may be time for your brakes to be serviced. Your brake system is made up of several moving parts that work in tandem with each other to make sure that your vehicle reliably comes to a stop when you depress the brake pedal.  

  • Strange Noises From Inside the Cabin
  • Vehicle Pulls in One Direction
  • Visual Brake Pad Inspection
  • Visual Rotor Inspection 

When it comes time to service, maintain, repair or replace any piece of your brake system, rest assured that your local Timmins Toyota dealer is ready to serve you. Here at James Toyota, our highly skilled team of Toyota-certified technicians are more than happy to assist you with all of your brake system service needs. Whether it’s the rotors, calipers, cylinders, brake fluid or any other component, we are more than pleased to help you get your Toyota’s brake system back in good working condition. Have any further questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us!