Your brakes are arguably the most important piece of equipment in your vehicle and routine maintenance helps to ensure they remain in great shape. Brake systems are composed of three parts - the brake pad, rotor, and caliper. The caliper presses the brake pad up against the sides of the rotor to slow your vehicle.
While your brake calipers should last a long time barring any damage, your brake pads and rotor will wear over time and will need regular replacement. Driving conditions, how fast you brake, and the make and model of your vehicle can all alter the replacement interval that is right for your vehicle. Drivers in the Knoxville, TN area can get specific advice about their brake pad, rotor, and caliper replacement needs at the Fox Toyota service center.
In most cases, your brake pads are the fastest wearing parts in your brake system. Most brake pads have a built-in metal tab that begins to squeal when you press on your brakes and they are nearing the end of their life. If you start hearing squealing when you press on your brakes, it’s time to make an appointment. Other signs of brake trouble include having to press harder on your brakes for a reaction, grinding noises, or feeling a vibration on the brake pedal.
The Fox Toyota dealership is your go-to source of Toyota maintenance and repair services in the Knoxville, TN area. Our service center team uses only genuine Toyota OEM parts that are specifically crafted to work in tandem with the rest of your vehicle mechanics to provide premium performance. Plus, unlike generic vehicle parts at the local auto parts store, most Toyota OEM parts are backed with a warranty.
To make a service appointment at Fox Toyota, give our team a call at 865-425-1930 or use our online scheduling tool by clicking the links above.