Brake Service & Repair in Hamilton, ON

Brake Maintenance at Red Hill Toyota

Although the modern vehicle is made up of thousands of moving parts, one of the most important aspects of any vehicle is the brake system. Whether it be for day-to-day traffic or spirited driving on country roads, your vehicle’s brakes are essential for the safety and performance of your Toyota. When it comes time to service, maintain, repair or replace any piece of your brake system, our highly skilled team here at Red Hill Toyota are here to assist you! Whether it be the calipers, rotors, cylinders, fluid or any other part of the brake system, we are more than happy to help you get your Toyota’s brake system inspected, serviced or replaced. Continue reading if you’re interested in some helpful tips and more information about your Toyota’s brake system and why it’s in your best interest to make sure it’s in tip top condition.

Why Do You Need to Service Your Brakes?

What really happens behind the scenes when you press down on your vehicle’s brake pedal? The modern brake system in most vehicles is made up of a brake pedal linked to a power booster, an engine vacuum or hydraulic pump that applies pressure to a master cylinder, which, in turn, pushes brake fluid through the lines connected to each wheel, creating pressure on each rotor and thus causing the brake pads to stop the wheel from turning. With all these moving parts working together, it’s no wonder that your vehicle’s brake system should be inspected, and, if necessary, be serviced, repaired or replaced by one of our Toyota brake specialists at Red Hill Toyota.

How Often Should You Service Your Brakes?

Everyone has their own driving style so there’s no set time or distance interval for servicing a vehicle’s brake system, even for the same Toyota model. Different driving environments, quality of parts and frequency of use all play a part in how often your brakes need to be serviced. As a general rule of thumb, we at Red Hill Toyota recommend that you come in for your Toyota’s regularly scheduled 8,000km or six month maintenance interval and have your brakes inspected by one of our Toyota-certified technicians. Your brakes are a vital part of your vehicle. To ensure the continued safety and performance of your Toyota, act on the safe side and bring your vehicle to Red Hill Toyota every 8,00 0km or six months to have your brake system, as well as the rest of your vehicle, thoroughly inspected. Click here to book your next service appointment.

How Do You Know if You Need to Service Your Brakes?

There are a few things that you can look out for if you’re concerned that your brakes may need to be serviced. Your brake system is made up of a handful of parts that work together to make sure that your vehicle comes to a stop when you press the brake pedal.

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

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