Brake Service, Repair & Replacement in Calgary, AB
Brake Service at Charlesglen Toyota
One of the most important systems on your vehicle is the brakes, for both performance and safety. When you’re in need of service, maintenance, repair or replacement for any piece of your brake system, whether cylinders, rotors, calipers, fluids or anything else, our team here at Charlesglen Toyota can provide all of the necessary fixes. Brake service is important, and so is recognizing the need for it, so we’ve compiled some helpful tips for you to know when to bring your Toyota, or off-make brand, vehicle in to see our service centre. Ensure your vehicle is running, and braking, as it should on our Calgary roads and come to Charlesglen Toyota for top-of-the-line brake service.
How Does a Car Brake System Work?
We can’t be blamed for taking it for granted, we step on the brake pedal and our vehicle stops. But what exactly causes all of that to happen to bring your Toyota to a complete stop? A vehicle brake system works by having the pedal linked through a power booster, and depending on the vehicle uses an engine vacuum or hydraulic pump to apply force on your master cylinder, which pushes brake fluid through your lines to each wheel, creating pressure onto the rotors and thus the brake pads to stop the wheels. That’s a lot of moving parts, meaning that wear is natural in a system like this, where service, repair and replacement is needed to keep everything working as it should.
When Do Brakes Need Service?
There is no set, foolproof time period for when you should get your brakes serviced. Every driver is different, and every driver drives in different environments, so it could be faster or slower for each, even on the same Toyota model. You could only last 30,000 km, or up to 80,000 km, but here at Charlesglen Toyota we recommend you come in for your scheduled every 8,000 km service interval when it arrives, and we’ll thoroughly inspect your brakes each time. Brakes are a part of your vehicle you don’t want to know need fixing before it’s too late, so act on the safe side and get them checked in our brake shop every 8,000 on your regular maintenance interval.
When does Brake Fluid Need Replacing?
What about brake fluid? Brake fluid is that go-between from your foot pushing down on the pedal to the transferring of that force to the brake components on your wheels for them to stop. Again, its need for changing is dependent on the driver and your driving habits, and while you can go a few years until it needs changing, we recommend that you just give it a quick check during your regular oil changes. At Charlesglen Toyota, we are happy to do that for you, ensuring you’re driving with top quality fluid.