Your Toyota brake pads are an essential part of your braking system, pressed into service by the calipers to use the forces of pressure and friction to slow and then stop the vehicle. During this process, your Toyota brake pads rub against the rotor to slow the vehicle, and this causes them to erode gradually, which is why they need to be regularly replaced. If neglected, the pads can wear away completely, exposing the metal underneath, which can destroy the rotors by digging grooves into them. Toyota brake pads are available in a variety of performance levels, and while the standard type are suitable for the average driver, there are driving conditions and situations that require a bit more. Traveling regularly across hilly, curvy roads can be more demanding on your Toyota brake pads, as can spending more time on the road than the average driver, such as for delivery work or simply a regular long commute into the city from a rural residence. If you find that you are having to replace your standard Toyota brake pads more frequently than it seems you should, you may want to give one of the higher performing versions a try. Our website offers a live help system and you are welcome to make use of it to match your driving circumstances to the right Toyota brake pads for you. We carry a full selection of Toyota brake pads, ranging from sturdy and dependable standard styles to the upper levels of performance, of the quality that are commonly used on emergency vehicles. You can order your Toyota brake pads online or by dialing our toll-free telephone number, and we'll soon have them on the way, delivering them free of charge, via ground shipping, if your order totals more than $50.
FAQs - Toyota Brake Pad Set
I recently purchased a new brake pad set from Toyota. After driving a few miles, I heard a squealing sound coming from the brakes. Is this normal?
Yes. Newly installed brake pads are prone to squealing during the first few hundred miles. This is because the pads bed in to the new or used brake rotors. However, if you have already reached 1000 miles in your odometer, then there could be a problem. You might want to consider noise reduction shims to suppress the brake squeal, especially if it has been distracting you from driving. If you are using a performance Toyota brake pad set, then expect that you will hear a screeching sound when you are reversing from a cold start. The sound will only come once, and it is due to the change in the pad and rotor alignment when driving in reverse.
I recently installed new brake rotors to my Toyota. Since then, I've been hearing a clicking noise every time I rev my vehicle. This happens even when I'm not pressing the brakes. What's the problem with my vehicle?
You need to bring your vehicle to an expert mechanic and have your rotors checked. The possible reason could be a run-out - this means that the rotor wobbles from side to side when spinning. The maximum run-out that is acceptable on a disc is at least 0.001 to 0.002 inches for European cars, and 0.003 to 0.006 for American trucks and SUVs. Anything higher than this merits a check-up or replacement. When ignored it can cause brake vibration after a period of 3000 to 4000 miles.
I've been experiencing vibration coming from the front and rear part of my vehicle. I want to replace it with the best Toyota brake pad set. What should I look for when buying one?
When buying a new brake pad set for your vehicle, look for one that includes high-quality pads with high thermal conductivity. This feature helps reduce the chances of vibration both due to thermal shock. This is most commonly experienced by drivers of European cars.
How can I eliminate brake dust?
Even if you buy the best Toyota brake pad set available in the market today, you cannot totally eliminate brake dust. However, you can always look for pads that promise less dust. If you don't want to experience having brake dust, then expect that your vehicle will experience several instances of vibration. This dust is always more severe in the first 1000 miles of driving, especially if the pads were fitted in worn-out rotors. This also happens when you have a wrong pad compound choice. It is important that you choose the right brake pads that fit your driving style.
I just replaced my stock brake pads with a performance type. However, I've been having a hard time pressing on my brakes. Should I get a new set?
If you're having a hard pedal, then chances are, you bought a set that is not compatible to your vehicle. Ignoring this will result in complete brake pad failure. It is best to replace it as soon as possible, especially if it is covered by a warranty.