Take Advantage of our Toyota Brake Service Expertise 

If you're like a lot of folks in the greater Burlington area, you're great about routine car maintenance like regular oil changes and having your winter tires changed over on time. However, whether you hail from South Burlington or Essex Junction, the one thing we've noticed that Toyota Owners often overlook is regular brake service. Now, just as your engine is critical to making your Toyota car move, it's brakes are equally critical to its ability to stop on a dime. In fact, failing to properly maintain your Toyota car's brakes isn't just a safety concern, but it'll significantly impede and impair your driving experience. Fortunately, here at our certified Toyota service center near Burlington, VT, we have years of expertise in Toyota brake repairs and maintenance. Handy Toyota is committed to helping you get the most of your car, and we want to be the first and only place you turn to for all your car brake service needs near Burlington, VT.

Car Brake Maintenance/Repair FAQs

How often do I need to have the brakes on my Toyota serviced?

That can vary depending upon your driving style and the conditions you normally face while traveling in your Toyota car. For example, with most modern Toyota models, you'll only need to have your braking system checked every 30,000 miles by a certified Toyota technician and you'll be good to go. This entails inspecting the brake lines for leakage and checking the brake calipers, brake rotors, and brake pads for excess wear and tear. Fortunately for you, you can rolls these inspections in with regular car repairs here at our service center near Colchester, VT.

How often should I have the brake pads on my Toyota car replaced?

Once again, that can depend upon your driving style. If you travel in stop-and-go traffic frequently or have a bad habit of riding the brakes on your car, that can contributed to excess wear and tear and shorten the usable lifespan of your brake pads. As a rule of thumb, you can expect to replace the brake pads on your car anywhere from 30,000 miles to 70,000 miles. That's a fairly large window of time, so make sure to consult with a certified Toyota technician here at our repair center near Essex Junction to see when you'll need to replace your car's brake pads. Some of the most common signs of excess brake pad wear include squealing or clicking sounds when braking or requiring more force on the brake pedal to brake than you normally would.

How often should I replace the brake rotors on my Toyota car?

The brake rotor is the disk that connects to the tire hub, which the brake pads press against to actually create friction to stop your vehicle. As such, they can take quite a bit of wear and tear over time, but they still need to be replaced at some point. Under normal driving conditions, most Toyota models will need their brake rotors replaced anywhere between 50,000 and 70,000 miles. And with our impressive selection of genuine OEM Toyota parts and accessories, there's no better place to bring your car for brake rotor service near Burlington than Handy Toyota.

How often should I flush the brake fluid in my Toyota car?

For most Toyota models, it's recommended to flush and replenish the brake fluid every 20,000 miles, but you may need to do so sooner if air gets into the braking system, or if the brake fluid is dirty or leaking. Brake fluid leaks can easily be identified by a muddy brown or black fluid under the vehicle that often looks like used motor oil. Additionally, you may notice that the brake pedal sinks to the floor or pulses when you're trying to engage the brakes, a clear sign that you need to bring your car to our service center in St. Albans as soon as possible.


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Handy Toyota

701 Highgate Road
Directions St. Albans, VT 05478

  • Sales: (800) 266-0683
  • Service: (866) 552-1888
  • Parts: (866) 552-1888

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  • Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

         
  

Contact

Handy Toyota

701 Highgate Road
Directions St. Albans, VT 05478

  • Sales: (800) 266-0683
  • Service: (866) 552-1888
  • Parts: (866) 552-1888

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