In St. George, UT, our brake system service rivals no other. We staff certified technicians who perform diagnostics on your car or truck’s brake components to check for wear and tear. We also clean and lubricate your brakes. The typical brake service excludes brake parts replacement. The basic brake service ensures that the brakes correctly function. Any problems we find, we inform you of so you can have them repaired. Some sounds alert you that you need to bring the vehicle in for servicing before the vehicle’s owner manual schedule reflects. If the vehicle makes an odd noise or the car brakes more slowly than normal, or the steering wheel vibrates as you drive, you should immediately visit us for brake service.
You need to bring in your vehicle for brake inspection according to the schedule in the owner’s manual. This typically occurs at least annually. It includes an examination of all brake parts for wear and tear. Specifically, we inspect the brakes, check the brake fluid, inspect the brake pads and the hydraulic parts, such as the hoses and calipers.
Your vehicle’s brake pads are comprised of a softer material that comes in direct contact with the brake rotors when you press on the brake pedal. Once this softer material wears away, the metal backing of the brake pad will be exposed and can damage the rotors and calipers. Each set of wheels has its own brakes and brake pads – a front brake pad set and rear brake pad set. They usually last a few years, but you could wear them out at different times so that you need to replace the front before the back or vice versa. You will eventually need new brake pads.
Over time, your Toyota model's brake rotors will develop irregularities on the surface after coming in contact with the brake pads through excessive use. These irregularities will cause excessive vibrations or "wobbling" when you engage the brakes if they worsen. Routine brake rotor resurfacing will smooth out the surface of the brake rotors again and provide a smooth braking experience.
Your vehicle owner’s manual will provide a schedule for brake fluid exchange, too. Similar to an oil change, your brake fluid requires replacement every so often. Over time, brake fluid breaks down and loses efficacy. Keep your brake system operating as intended with fresh brake fluid.
For your next brake system service, we invite you to consider our service specials featuring a complete brake system service for $250.00 per axle, along with a FREE brake inspection.