Brake Center

Brakes are a complicated system, but Maita Toyota has you covered. Let our certified experts maintain or install your new brakes and so you know they meet factory specifications.

The services offered by Maita Toyota include:

  • Disc brake inspection & replacement
  • Drum brake inspection & replacement
  • Rotor inspection & replacement
  • Brake light inspection & replacement
  • Brake caliper inspection & replacement
  • Brake fluid replacement
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake line replacement

Before venturing out on that vacation or long drive, stop by for a brake system inspection on your Toyota. Maita Toyota will look for wear, leaks and check for scuffs or scratches on your brake’s disc.

Your driving habits and where you drive determines the life of your brake pads. Mileage varies greatly depending on the type of driving. For instance, stop-and-go city driving tends to wear our brake pads faster than freeway driving.

Maita Toyota’s brake replacement parts will help your brake system perform its best.

Do your vehicle brakes squeal, squeak or create grinding noises? It could be a sign that your brake pads or rotors need immediate replacement. Let our certified technicians inspect your brake system before a small repair turn into a major problem. Replacing brake pads can help avoid more expensive damage to rotors, the metal disc that plays a crucial role in stopping your vehicle.

Your Toyota’s brake system consists of a mixture of pads, shoes, drums, rotors and lines connected to the brake pedal, master cylinder, calipers and wheel cylinders. Vehicles may utlize all disc brakes or a combination of drums and discs.

Every time the brake pedal is pushed, you are creating pressure on fluid inside brake lines and brake pads. The pads are pressed against the brake rotor or drum, which stops your Toyota. Brake lines and fluid must be maintained for the system to operate properly. Anytime you see oily patches under your vehicle, get your vehicle inspected by certified Toyota mechanics immediately.

Brake oil is clear but can get dark-colored as it ages and becomes contaminated. Maita Toyota uses high-quality brake oil that meets manufacturer's specifications.

Vehicles that used disc type of brakes--such as new passenger sedans and SUVs and the latest trucks--include a piston in the calipers that pushes brake pads against the plate-sized rotor. In contrast, drum brakes are bowl-shaped and springs push brake pads against the inside of the bowl. Drum brakes usually are found on the rear of older trucks or sedans.

Get your brake system inspected promptly anytime your Toyota’s brake pedal is spongy, vibrates or can be pressed to the floorboard.
 

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