Brake ReapirĀ  in Marietta, OH

Visit C&C Toyota to Keep Your Brakes in Good Working Order and Stay Safe on the Road

Brakes are not something most Parkersburg or Harrisville WV drivers may think about very often, despite the fact that you use them dozens of times per day. They are a critical safety feature that we use every day, and the heat and friction involved in bringing thousands of pounds of metal to a stop from highway speeds means they are under incredible stress as well. Keeping these critical parts in good working order is of utmost importance when it comes to keeping Athens, OH drivers safe, and C&C Toyota in Marietta, OH is here to help.

Toyota Brake Repair Services

The braking system for each Toyota model is slightly different based on the needs and capabilities each vehicle possesses. Toyota Pickup Trucks and SUVs will feature larger brakes to help with towing heavy loads and carrying additional passengers, while the brake system on a Toyota Corolla doesn't need to be as extreme. But with either system, proper care to avoid excess wear and tear is important to keeping you safe.

Brake Pad Replacement

The most common service you can perform for your brakes is to have your pads replaced whenever they become worn. Don't worry, in most cases you'll have plenty of warning before your pads get too low, but keeping a trained ear and knowing your vehicle can greatly help in identifying and predicting when you might be ready for a change.

As you apply pressure from the pedal, your pads are pushed onto the brake rotor and begin to convert your forward momentum into heat via friction. This friction wears away at the pads over time, and thus your brake pads will need to be changed to maintain a safe stopping distance.

As your brake pads become worn, you will hear a high-pitched squeal that can almost sound like a whistle. That is your indicator that your brake pads are nearing the end of their life, and it's time to schedule your service appointment to have them switched out.

Brake Rotor Replacement

Your brake rotor is the metal disc you see behind your wheel, and it is what your brake pads clamp onto to slow you down. As the recipient of the same friction as seen by your brake pads, your rotors will need to be changed occasionally as well, albeit not as often. That is because brake rotors are made of much harder material than brake pads, and therefore will wear down more slowly. However, they will wear out over time and require replacing, especially if you are frequently in stop and go traffic, or often have to slow from high speeds to a stop.

If you fail to replace your brake pads in time, they can cause premature wear to your brake rotor as well, so keeping an eye on your brake pads can help your rotors live a longer life.

Brake Caliper Replacement

The brake caliper is the instrument responsible for clamping your brake pads to your brake rotor. When you push the pedal, brake fluid is sent from a reservoir under the hood to each brake caliper. This hydraulic system then pushes on your brake pads to clamp them to the rotor and begin slowing you down. Potholes, extreme heat, and excess pad wear can all damage the brake caliper and require a replacement.

Schedule Your Toyota Brake Repair

If you think its time to have your brake system inspected, schedule your appointment or contact us today. We use only genuine Toyota parts to ensure the same factory performance you're used to, so you can have confidence the next time you press the brake pedal. When you visit our service center, your Toyota will be cared for by highly-trained professionals, and we would be happy to answer any additional questions you might have about your Toyota.