Toyota Sequoia Brake Disc
Maintaining Your Toyota Sequoia Brake Disc the Proper Way
The Sequoia is Toyota's main bet in North America's full-size SUV market. To keep its competitors on their toes, this Japanese SUV is fitted with a V8 block for maximum horsepower and torque. With the effort and thought engineers put into the vehicle, it can definitely go neck and neck against its American counterparts. However, vehicle performance is not all about being able to run. Evidently, it also needs to be capable of stopping whenever it has to. To make sure that every part of your Sequoia—especially its brake components—can remain reliable, you should know how to take good care of it. Here are some tips on how to maintain your Toyota Sequoia brake disc the proper way:
- Regularly clean the brake disc to bring back its effectiveness.
The system is able to work upon demand because the caliper clamps on and induces friction against the brake disc. This ability gets compromised when you leave your disc dirty over long periods of time. During this phase, it accumulates brake dust, oil, and other particles that make it harder for the brake components to do their duty. To bring back its effectiveness, you should regularly clean the brake disc from. You will need to park your SUV in your garage then put it on a lifter or car jack. From there, you can remove the wheel then disassemble the brake assembly. Once each piece has been parted out, you can start cleaning the disc. You can use fine-grit sandpaper and gently rub it in circular motions. When it is good to go, carefully reassemble the components back together, making sure that you follow the correct clearance and other specifications.
- Avoid doing car wash right after a long drive because your brakes are still hot.
Your SUV will definitely get dirty after many days of use. You will be prompted to do a car wash to clean it up again. However, you should avoid doing it right after a long drive. You risk damaging the hot brake disc if you immediately run water to it. So before you start your car wash, let your brake components cool down first.