Toyota Certified At Capital Plaza
Toyota Certified At Capital Plaza

Brake Warning Signs

Learn About Brake Warning Signs

Brake Warning Lights

A brake warning light will activate if your emergency brake is on or if your Toyota vehicle has a serious drop in the brake system’s hydraulic pressure. If it is the latter, bring your car into Toyota Certified at Capital Plaza ASAP as your brakes could be near total failure.


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Low or “Spongy” Brake Pedal

Does your brake pedal nearly touch your Toyota floorboard before the brakes start working, or does your brake pedal feel “spongy?” This problem could require a simple adjustment or it may be something much more serious. Your Silver Spring brake warning light may or may not come on when you push the brake pedal.

Vibration when Braking

Does your brake pedal, steering wheel or vehicle shake, vibrate, or pulsate when you apply the brakes? This could mean that you need to resurface the disc brake rotors, or it is signaling a serious problem involving a loose brake system component or faulty steering mechanism. Toyota Certified at Capital Plaza can help you tell the difference.

Touchy Brakes
Touchy brakes, those that grab and stop with very little pedal pressure, could indicate a simple problem in College Park, like a contaminated brake lining, but could also be a very serious issue. Visit our Landover brake service center to make sure you are safe driving your Toyota automobile.

Brakes Pulling
Does your car pull to one side when you apply the brakes? This could be caused by anything from an under-inflated tire to maladjusted brakes to Toyota brakes that are in need of repair.

Squealing Brakes
Brakes should operate with very little noise. A little noise is normal, but excessive squealing, screeching, grinding, groaning, chatter, clatter or bang means your Landover Toyota brakes need attention.

Brake Repair Cost
Check our coupon page to see the brake specials Toyota Certified at Capital Plaza often runs. It’s important to have your brake pads and brake rotors checked regularly to ensure you are safe in your Toyota vehicle.

If you are experiencing any of the conditions above, you are probably also experiencing longer stopping distances and having a difficult time stopping if you have to slam on the brakes in your Toyota vehicle. Any time you notice any of the symptoms on this list, it is a very good idea to have your brakes checked by a brake service technician. Toyota Certified at Capital Plaza recommends that you have them inspected at least once a year even if you do not experience any negative symptoms.

Toyota Certified at Capital Plaza in Landover and our certified service and brake technicians have the right equipment, expertise, training and the proper brake parts designed specifically for your Toyota.

This information on this page is provided only as a guideline for drivers and is not a substitute for a comprehensive brake system inspection by the staff at Toyota Certified at Capital Plaza or a local Landover, Maryland service center. Don’t wait to get your brakes inspected until it’s too late!