Does Your Toyota Corolla Need New Brakes?

December 10th, 2019 by

Is it time for brake service on your Toyota Corolla? Many manufacturers recommend getting your brakes inspected every 10,000 miles or every third oil change. But, not all brakes wear in the same way. That’s because people drive differently, and weather conditions also affect the quality of your brake parts. Learn more about how your brake system works on your pre-owned Toyota. Then, give our team at Toyota of Newnan near Carrolton a call with any concerns.

Brakes on your Toyota Corolla

The life of your brakes starts from the moment you start using them. Each time you press the brake pedal, the brake cylinder activates. It signals the calipers to begin moving your brake pads. The two brake pads push against your rotor. Once the rotor stops spinning, then your vehicle stops moving.

How long do brakes last?

The more you use your brakes, then the shorter the lifespan. You can get the most out of your brakes with careful driving. For example, avoid hard stops by letting off of the gas as you move towards a stop sign. It also helps to avoid stop-in-go traffic. If you can take a route with fewer stops along the way, then your brakes may last a bit longer. Unfortunately, the grit from the road, including road salt, also causes issues with your brakes. Pieces of gravel get inside your brake elements and cause them to wear faster.

Schedule a brake service at Toyota of Newnan

If you’ve noticed that your Toyota Corolla near Carrolton isn’t stopping as well as it should, then perhaps it’s time for a brake inspection. Our service center can take a look at each brake component, including the brake lines under your vehicle. Plus, we’ll top off your brake fluid, so all of the moving parts continue to run smoothly. Call Toyota of Newnan or schedule your appointment online today.

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