Technology Spotlight - Brake FAQs

Brakes: We need them. An integral part of keeping us safe, you'll want to know everything there is to know about brakes. Here are some frequently asked questions many people have:

How often will my brakes need to be replaced?

It depends on a lot of things, such as the type of brake pads and your driving style, as well as road or climate conditions. In general, front brakes last an average of 30,000 miles, with rear brakes averaging 50,000 - 60,000 miles.

How do I know when to replace my brakes?

Listen to your car. You'll know when they need replacing because you'll hear grinding or screeching. When you do, get them checked by a professional right away. Your dashboard light should also come on.

Are aftermarket brakes safe?

It's much better to be safe than sorry. Aftermarket/economy brake parts will experience more wear and tear, and could ultimately compromise your safety.

Do I really need to use my parking brake?

Yes, you always should. Even if you aren't parked on a decline, the parking brake acts as your emergency brakes just in case something goes wrong.

Where do I get my brakes checked?

Right here at Royal Moore Toyota's service department