Why You Should Have Your Car Brakes Serviced

The Importance of Brake Inspection

Is your car in need of brake service? Watch this video to find out if your Toyota is showing signs of brake wear and how to check your brake pads at home.

For most drivers, getting their brakes serviced might seem like a mundane task; however, it is one of the most important components on your car.

No matter if you're driving a new Toyota Camry, Toyota Tundra or other make/model, you should pay close attention to how your brakes are performing. Why, you ask? Worn out brake pads can lead to severe damage to your vehicle's rotors, which can be very costly to fix. More importantly, if you're brakes are not working the way they should be, you could be jeopardizing you and your passenger's safety out on the road.

WHEN SHOULD I HAVE MY BRAKES CHECKED?

Toyota Brake ServiceThis is one of the top questions for many drivers. We recommend having your brakes checked every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. However, if you find yourself driving in heavy traffic on a regular basis, you might want to have your brakes checked even sooner. If you follow these service intervals, your vehicle will most likely only need to have its brake fluid and/or pads replaced every few years.

If you're still unsure, please contact us or stop by our onsite service department, and one of our friendly service technicians will be happy to create a detailed maintenance schedule for you.

HOW TO TELL IF SOMETHING IS WRONG

There are many ways to find out if your vehicle is in need of brake repair. First, look between your wheel spokes to get a glimpse of your brake pads. In general, there should be a quarter inch of pad. If you see anything less than that, it usually means you need new brake pads. Here are some other common warning signs to watch out for:

  • You hear a loud squealing noise when brakes are applied
  • Your car, truck, van or SUV pulls to one side while stopping
  • You feel significant vibration when coming to a stop sign
  • Your vehicle pulls to one side as you apply the brake
  • Your steering wheel shakes when braking

CHOOSE A CERTIFIED SHOP FOR BRAKE REPAIR IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS

With so many brake repair shops to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you and your car. At Vandergriff Toyota, we offer outstanding customer service and top-notch car repair. Here, you'll feel confident in knowing your vehicle is in good hands with our factory-trained service techs. We also offer affordable prices and service coupons to help you save even more money on all your car maintenance needs. We hope to see you soon!

Contact

Vandergriff Toyota

1000 West I-20
Directions Arlington, TX 76017

  • Sales: 844-877-4852

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
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