This depends largely on the type of driving you do around Corpus Christi! If you use your brakes often, like most city or urban drivers, you'll need car brake service more often than someone who does most of their driving on an interstate in Texas.
The parts that make up your vehicle's brake system (like brake pads, rotors, caliper, and brake fluid) wear down over time and will eventually need to be replaced. One of the most common auto brake repairs we perform at Mike Shaw Toyota is the replacement of brake pads (or shoes). Regardless of what they are made of (ceramic or metallic), brake pads wear down a little each time you step on the brake pedal. If you allow your car's brake pads to wear down too much without replacing them, the metal that holds the pads will make contact with the brake's metal rotors (or drums). This not only makes your brakes less effective (and less safe!), but also increases the wear and tear on your brake rotors/drums, meaning they will need to be replaced as well!
There are several warning signs to look for to ensure your brakes do not need replacing. While driving in the Kingsville area, listen, look, and pay attention to how your vehicle is driving. Some common questions you should be asking yourself if you are concerned your brakes need service are:
These are common signs but not the only ones that suggest you should bring your Toyota car or truck into Mike Shaw Toyota. Any other sights, sounds, or sensations in your car's brakes that seem out of the ordinary, or you haven't noticed before also indicate you should bring your car into our service department near Corpus Christi. Remember, auto brakes continually wear themselves down, so if you think you have a problem with the brakes on your car, you should visit us today. Brakes are the primary safety system on every car and truck, so don't take any chances! Schedule brake service through our Service Center scheduling page today, or come visit us to have us take a look.