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Toyota RAV4 Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Wear and tear on your brakes depends considerably on your driving habits and the type of brake pads your Toyota RAV4 has, but normally front brakes wear out before rear breaks at 30,000 - 60,000 miles because they are normally under much less stress.

Toyota RAV4 Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for moving the parts of your Toyota RAV4 brake system. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can seriously affect braking performance. Brake fluid should be changed frequently. Confer your Toyota RAV4 maintenance manual for facts on exact mileage intervals.You can even schedule your appointment online. For any brake related questions or concerns, reach out to our Toyota experts at Stevinson Toyota East.

Toyota RAV4 Brake Specials

We're the top-rated service department in Denver with OEM-Certified mechanics, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! Stevinson Toyota East offers incredible prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Denver. You can explore one of our extraordinary brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for extra savings. Not only will you receive an exciting discount on your brake service but you'll likewise get to experience the many perks of doing business with Stevinson Toyota East. So explore our unique offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 7205139585.

What are the signs and symptoms of bad Toyota RAV4 brake rotors or pads?

Just like there are common brake issues, there are very clear signs that can signify the cause of a brake problem. Warning signs include a shaky steering wheel, trouble stopping or a loud metal scraping sound are all indicators that you need to check your Toyota RAV4 brakes. However, there are many other, and less clear, indicators that your Toyota RAV4 brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Stevinson Toyota East if you experience any of the following:

  • Your Check Engine or Brake Warning light on your dashboard comes on
  • Your car is wobbling or rocking when driving at high speeds
  • It takes your car extremely longer distances to stop than normal
  • You have grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes
  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles. Brake inspections should be at least once a year. (Stevinson Toyota East offers a complimentary multi-point inspection every visit)
  • Unusual vibrations, shaking or extremely loud noises occur during braking
  • Your car doesn't stay straight when you brake, pulling in either direction
  • You are over the number of miles that Toyota advises between brake fluid exchanges for your vehicle
  • The brake pedal presses farther to the floor than usual or seems loose, or may require more force than usual

How long do Toyota RAV4 brake rotors last?

This depends massively on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you're driving. Toyota RAV4 rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Confer with your Toyota maintenance manual for more facts. Remember, it's repeatedly a good idea to have your complete brake system checked out by a franchise dealer with the proper training to spot potential issues before they cause damage to other components of your Toyota RAV4 brake system. Stevinson Toyota East offers an variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 7205139585 or schedule an appointment online today!

Stevinson Toyota East has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inDenver

We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more. Our Toyota RAV4 Certified mechanics provide expert diagnostics, fast & reliable maintenance & brake repair for your vehicle. If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team. You can likewise click here to Schedule your service appointment today. Contact Stevinson Toyota East when you need quality brake service in Denver CO.

Toyota RAV4 Brake Specials near Denver

An industry leader in parts & service, we have service advisers on standby available to help you with diagnostics & repairs. Our Toyota RAV4 team is capable of diagnosing any problem your vehicle may have and give you the facts you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just great consumer service which is why we are rated the top brake repair shop in Aurora! Stevinson Toyota East located near Denver is the top-rated service & repair center in a distinct position to help you with all your automotive needs.

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your Toyota RAV4 rotors will often last longer than your brake pads as long as you replace your pads before doing damage to your calipers or rotors. By not replacing your brake Toyota RAV4 pads in a regular manner you can damage the other components.

How much does a Toyota RAV4 Brake Flush cost?

Proper car inspections and basic maintenance like a brake flush can prevent you from having to deal with costly repairs in the future. Bring your Toyota RAV4 to our store to ensure your brake system is operating properly. We can check your brake pads, fluid levels, rotors, calipers, brackets and everything in your brake system.

How much do new brake pads cost?

Toyota RAV4 brake pads can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad needed. In some rare cases, they can be even more if the manufacturer requires a specific type of brake pad to be ordered for your Toyota RAV4. Contact Stevinson Toyota East today at 7205139585 or schedule your brake service online.

Toyota RAV4 Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake parts usually wear out well after the front brakes due to the level of stress required to slow a vehicle. Some rear brakes can last up to 50,0000 - 80,000 miles, but you should confer your Toyota RAV4 service manual for advised maintenance intervals for all parts. Keep in mind you should repeatedly have your service department perform a multipoint check which includes inspecting your brake system.

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to replace at least 2 rotors at a time. Normally, your Toyota RAV4 front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a wide range of different factors. Ask Stevinson Toyota East for more details by dialing 7205139585 and ask for a multipoint examination of your entire braking system. At Stevinson Toyota East our Toyota diagnostics are free during each visit.

How much does a brake job cost?

Toyota RAV4 Brake rotor replacement can cost anywhere between $300 - $750 for all four rotors to be replaced. This price estimate includes labor and components. At Stevinson Toyota East we have a variety of brake specials & coupons to save you money! Because we are supplied OEM components directly from the manufacturer, we are able to locate components at wholesale prices and pass those savings to our patrons unlike non-franchise service centers or Toyota RAV4 brake repair shops. We also specialize in Toyota RAV4 brake repair saving you on labor costs by getting your vehicle's brake job finished in an efficient manner.

Resurfacing rotors is much cheaper than replacing them. Ask us about the chance of simply resurfacing your Toyota RAV4 rotors rather than replacing them.

Brake pads for a Toyota RAV4 can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad needed.

Why choose Stevinson Toyota East for all your Toyota RAV4 brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Stevinson Toyota East, our Service Center strives to properly diagnose/fix your vehicle the first time. This saves you hours at the store, as well cash on excessive repairs or extraneous auto repair. We are proud to serve all Toyota owners and are the best location to service your Toyota car, truck or SUV in Denver and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the best appointment time for you or visit the store. Even if it's just for a quick multi-point check or alignment check, our team will be more than happy to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Stevinson Toyota East?

This can be a more complicated question to answer. Since there are many parts to a brake system, there are different items that may be necessary for your service. Some vehicles may just need new brake pads, others may need a brake fluid flush, while some may need a resurfacing of rotors and new brake lines due to leaking brake fluid. Depending on the results of the multi-point check, your Toyota RAV4 brake service may include:

  • Brake Fluid Flush & Brake Fluid Replacement
  • New Brake Hoses/Brake Lines
  • Brake pad Replacement
  • Brake Rotor & Brake Caliper Alignment
  • Brake Caliper Replacement
  • Brake Master Cylinder Replacement
  • New Brake Rotors / Brake Drums Resurfaced

What is involved in a Brake System Inspection? Checking Toyota RAV4 Brake Parts & Brake Systems

At Stevinson Toyota East, we offer a multi-point examination with every service visit that includes perfectly inspecting your Toyota RAV4 brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our remarkably accomplished mechanics will also look at the following when inspecting your brakes:

  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of apparent brake fluid leaks
  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are immensely common and need to be checked invariably as they can wear over time
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • Brake Operation & Parts - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for uncontrolled wear and tear
  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is required

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

Toyota RAV4 rotors should be replaced by 70,000 miles but may wear out faster depending on your driving habits and a host of other factors. Usually you will need to replace rotors in pairs starting with the front axle of your Toyota RAV4 as they tend to wear out quicker. Schedule an appointment online with Stevinson Toyota East to get a free multipoint inspection on your complete brake system.

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

The Toyota RAV4 brake system is comprised of the following key components:

  • Backing plate & return spring holds your Toyota RAV4 braking system together so it can function accurately.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby lengthening the life of your brake system.
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Toyota RAV4 rotors to slow or stop your vehicle.
  • Parking Brake cable or adjuster is a steel cable used to initiate the parking brakes. When the lever is used or pedal depressed, the cable pulls the calipers or drums to initiate the parking brake of your Toyota RAV4.
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and a computer allows your vehicle to keep traction on the road continuously.
  • Rotors also called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to stop the wheels from spinning. There are several types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let Stevinson Toyota East find the best type of brake rotors for your Toyota RAV4
  • Brake Hoses transmit brake fluid from the brake line to your Toyota RAV4 brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be examined repeatedly for cracks and other symptoms of deterioration. Check your Toyota RAV4 maintenance schedule for more details on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your Toyota RAV4 brake pedals to power the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.
  • Brake pads or shoes are the parts that physically make contact with your brake rotor and apply pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It's immensely vital to keep Toyota RAV4 brake pads fresh by replacing them as they experience quite a bit of stress each time they are used. Check your Toyota RAV4 maintenance schedule for the suggested mileage intervals.

Brake pads consist of two layers: a metal backing plate and a high-friction material that includes rubber, fiber, carbon & other materials. Over time, brake pads wear down and can even start squeaking. This noise is the metal backing plate & the rotor touching, which also acts as a safety measure to let you know your brakes need repair. This can also cause damage to your rotors and, in some cases, can even start distorting them. In addition to serving as a "platform" for the friction material, the backing plate also protects the brake caliper from disproportionate heat buildup.

Brake calipers cover the rotors and contain pistons. The amount of pistons depends on the type of brake system. Brake fluid from the master cylinder forces these pistons to maneuver the brake pads against the disc. The brake caliper will equally distribute pressure against the brake disc. Mainly, the more pistons in a caliper, the more equally the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

How much do new rotors cost?

It depends on whether you need your Toyota RAV4 rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. At Stevinson Toyota East we'll have one of our Toyota RAV4 technicians examine your car to give you a recommendation and estimate. As stated prior, since we are able to order components directly from Toyota we can save you time and cash replacing your RAV4 rotors.>