Your Toyota has one of two types of brake systems responsible for slowing and then stopping your wheels. They both have master cylinders, brake pistons, brake lines, and brake hoses. Brake fluid gets sent from the master brake cylinder through lines and hoses when you press the brake pedal.
The Difference Between the Two Types of Brake Systems
Drum brake systems have brake drums and brake shoes. In this type of braking system, the fluid makes the drum and shoe fasten together.
Disc brake systems involve more components. The fluid forces brake calipers to clamp onto the brake rotors, with brake pads serving as a cushion to prevent damage that would be caused by metal-on-metal contact.
Eventually, though, even the highest quality brakes are going to start to suffer the wear and tear that comes from regular use.
How to Spot Failing Brakes
Fortunately, the signs that your brakes are going bad are easy to spot. They include:
- Your brakes feel like they're shuddering
- You hear odd noises when you're braking
- Your Toyota pulls to one side when you brake
- You hear the grinding sound of direct contact between the rotors and calipers
- Your brake pedal feels unusually soft when you press on it
Genuine OEM Brakes are Safest
If you notice any of these symptoms, perform an inspection of your braking system. If that reveals a component needs to be repaired or replaced, do so as soon as possible. Toyota brake parts are the best choice for your model because they're specifically designed to fit every specification. That delivers guaranteed compatibility you can trust. Find everything you need for your project right here in our online auto parts catalog, in stock and ready to ship. Buy now and save!
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