Toyota Brake Service Newport News VA

Toyota Brake Service Newport News VA

Get your Brakes Serviced here at Pearson Toyota

Getting your Toyota's brakes serviced is one of those routine maintenance procedures that you cannot ignore. All of the parts of your brakes and need to be serviced and even replaced to work properly. The good news is your Toyota will give you some clear signals that your brakes require repair. There are times where your brakes will make noses that don't need repairs or require a simple fix. Other times, that's not the case! Keep in mind that your brakes are the most important safety component to your vehicle, so if you notice any of the warning signs of brake issues, it's time to see our experts here at Person Toyota! That way, you can drive safer and head off any expensive damage.

Is the Brake Light On?

If you see a red or yellow brake light show up on your dashboard, it means that your brakes are due for an inspection or that the electronics in your vehicle may need some attention. Your brake light could come on if the parking brake is engaged, so make sure it's fully released to confirm that it's not an issue. If your brake light comes on, be sure to take your vehicle down to Pearson Toyota right away so our experts can look at your brakes. Don't ignore this light as it can lead to a higher-priced repair later on!

Do your Hear Squealing, Squeaking, or Grinding Noise?

If you start hearing a high-pitched noise that stops when the brakes are applied, that's likely the sound of your brake pads wearing down. Keep in mind that they are made of steel, so this sound is heard when contacting the rotor. Replace the brake pads right away before they cause more damage and lead to an expensive repair. If you start hearing a grinding sound when you apply the brakes, that could mean several things. It could mean that some gravel or rock got caught in the caliper, which is easily remedied. However, if you have gone too long without having your brakes serviced, the pads might be worn through, and the sound of metal grinding on metal could be creating grooves in the brake rotor, which is not good. Grinding might also indicate a lack of lubrication in vehicles with rear drum brakes. Your brake shoe could be scraping on the metal contact points like the backing plate due to rust. If your brakes are making these noises, visit our experts here at Pearson Toyota!

Is your Toyota Wobbling, Vibrating, or Scaping when Braking?

If your steering wheel is shaking or vibrating when the brakes are applied, it might result from an uneven rotor. Brake rotors are the big discs that sit inside of the wheels. When you press your foot down on the brake pedal, the brake pads will hug the rotors, slowing them and then your vehicle. So you're going to want your rotors to run smoothly and completely, even when they are thick. Over a period of time and after thousands of wheel revelations, it's normal for the surface of the rotor to get some slight variations, and sometimes rust can develop. While your brakes are being serviced, the face of the rotor is often smoothed and evened out to correct any flaws. This work needs to be done to your Toyota's specifications as the tiniest differences in thickness can cause a wobbly feeling when your break. Also, an uneven rotor service may cause the rotor to hit one of the brake pads as it spins. causing some of the pad material to transfer onto the rotor. The result is you will feel shaking when braking as the pad hits the bump in the rotor. Regardless if you experience any of these, get your brakes checked at Pearson Toyota as soon as possible!

Are you Leaking Brake Fluid?

If you find that you have a soft brake pedal, have a technician here at Pearson Toyota look for any fluid that might be leaking from the master cylinder or elsewhere in the brake system. Keep in mind that the master cylinder is the unit that creates power for your brakes. It includes a reservoir like the one for your wiper fluid that also contains brake fluid. When the brakes are applied, this fluid is pushed through some thin piping, creating some hydraulic pressure. If you find that fluid is leaking from this system, there may not be enough power to force the brake pads to clamp to the rotors.

Is your Brake Pedal Spongy or Soft?

If you notice that there is a resistance in the brake pedal, such as it feeling softer or sinking all the way to the floor when you press on it, it's a sign that you need service immediately. There might be some moisture or air in the braking system or a problem with the master cylinder. Generally, automobiles with power brakes should stop one to one and a half inches from the floor. If your brakes are manual, the brakes should stop three inches from the floor.

Service your Brakes here at Pearson Toyota

If you have any one of these problems, you're going to need to head down to Pearson Toyota as soon as possible. Our experts will go over your brakes and get them back in working order so you can get back on the road as soon as possible. You can schedule service by heading down to our dealership and doing so in person or by filling out a form here on our website. We look forward to working on your Toyota and can't wait to see you here at Pearson Toyota!

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