Does My Toyota Need a Brake Inspection?

Your Toyota carries you through rough, unpredictable roads and weather conditions, and you want to make sure that you have the stopping power in your ride in order to keep you safe. Thankfully, Toyota’s are manufactured with safety and driving comfort in mind, but even the best cars will need a little help now and then in order to stay in top notch shape. And you might have noticed your Toyota screeching when you pull it to a stop, or feel like it’s not making those sharp turns as easily as it used to. When this happens, your Toyota might just be in need of a quality and thorough brake inspection. 

How Often Should I Get a Brake Inspection?

In order to best ensure the health and functionality of your brakes and brake system, it’s important to get your brakes checked annually, and it’s important that this be a thorough and complete inspection. A good brake inspection should be an in depth look at the thickness of each rotor, warning lights on your dashboard, brake line and hose wear, and the level of your brake fluid. When you get a thorough brake inspection at least once a year, you’re ensuring the longevity of your brake system, and the right mechanic will be able to spot potential problems and stop them before they even happen. If you do feel as though something is maybe off when you brake during your daily commute, you might be in need of a brake inspection sooner. 

Signs That Your Brakes Need Repair

If you feel something off when you pull your Toyota to a stop, don’t ignore the problem! If faulty brakes are left unchecked, it can lead to lasting damage and costly repairs down the road. To know if your brakes need repair, you can look for the following signs when you drive: 


  • Your brakes are making noises, such as screeching or squealing
  • The ABS light on your car’s dash is on
  • Your car is shaking or feels wobbly when you brake, regardless of speed
  • The steering wheel shakes and vibrates when you pull to a stop
  • There’s a spongy feeling when you press down on the pedal


These signs can be indicators of some serious problems with the brake system in your Toyota, and it’s important to take care of the issue as soon as you can in order to keep your Toyota safe on the road, and prevent accidents and collisions. 

Get Your Brake Inspection Today! 

For top quality brake inspections and service, come to the team at Toy Doctor today! To schedule an appointment, feel free to give us a call during our business hours, or book online anytime!

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