Toyota Tacoma Brake Disc and Pad Kit
How to Keep the Toyota Tacoma Brake Disc and Pad Kit in Top Condition
The Chevrolet Tahoe is fitted with a brake disc and pad system that provides effective and accurate braking even under stressful conditions. However, they are also more vulnerable to wear. This is why, compared to drum brakes, the brake discs and brake pads require more frequent checkups and maintenance. Maintaining the Toyota Tacoma brake disc and pad kit can be quite a hassle, but it is essential if you want your brakes to function well at all times. Here are some helpful tips that you can use to make the process easier:
- Replace the brake fluid regularly.
One of the simplest maintenance ways you can keep your brakes running in top form is by changing the brake fluid on a regular basis. Brake fluid can lose its effectiveness over time, and can be contaminated with dirt or rust particles the brake fluid reservoir, brake lines, or the brake caliper. Ideally, the brakes of the Tacoma should be "flushed" and replaced with a new batch of brake fluid once in every two years, although this must be done sooner if the fluid is already dark in color or shows signs of contamination.
- Make sure to use the right type of brake fluid.
Toyota Tacoma disc brakes require silicone-based brake fluid, which can be DOT 3, DOT 4, or DOT 5. Check with your truck's manual the exact type of fluid you need to get. In addition, make sure that the container of the fluid has manufacturing date that is less than a year old; brake fluid tends to absorb air and water vapor over time, which may lead to corrosion in the brake lines.
- Make sure to "bed in" new brake pads.
"Bedding in" a new set of brake pads is essential as it removes the protective coating of the pads and leaves a layer of brake dust on the brake disc surface for a better grip. The process varies on the type of pads you have, although it generally involves lightly braking for a hundred miles at low driving speeds. Refer to the manual that came with the pads.