Your Toyota car, van, pickup, or SUV can have two types of brake systems: disc brakes or drum brakes. Both feature master brake cylinders, brake pistons, brake hoses, and brake lines, and they use those parts similarly. When you press your foot against the brake pedal, the pistons move along the cylinder's core and pressurize the brake fluid, sending it through the lines and hoses. Where the systems differ is what happens at the other end.
The Difference Between the Two Brake Systems
In a drum brake system, the fluid forces brake shoes to fasten to the brake drums to generate the friction that slows the rotation of your wheels.
Learn to Recognize Problem Brakes
Eventually, though, even the best brake systems can start to go bad. When that happens, you can't count on stopping when you need to. That's why you need to replace any faulty brake components as quickly as you can. Signs of failure include:
- Dash warning light comes on
- Grinding, squealing, or squeaking noises
- Taking more time and distance to stop
- Your Toyota shudders or pulls to one side when you brake
- The brake pedal feels unusually soft or squishy
Genuine OEM Brake Parts Perform Best
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, inspect your brake system. If it turns out that you do need to replace a brake part, you're in luck. You can order brake parts directly from our online auto parts store. We only carry genuine Toyota brake parts that are guaranteed to fit your model. Buy now to save both time and money!
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