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Although they are easy to look over, it’s important to maintain the quality of your Toyota’s brakes to keep you driving safely out on the road. Stopping your car is just as important as starting it, and we rely so heavily on our brakes day-to-day, that once they start to deplete, it’s almost impossible to continue to drive safely.

Toyota wants to make sure that you are well and protected with genuine Toyota approved brakes during your journeys on the road, so we have listed some features you should look for when replacing your brakes or just checking them as part of a maintenance routine. If your brakes stop smoothly and quietly, this is a good sign that they are working properly. The minute you hear a screeching or grinding noise, you should have your brakes looked at as soon as possible. No sound should ever emit from applying pressure on your brakes. If you do hear any type of sound, this means that your brakes are long overdue for a check-up, and that they are not preforming as they should.

Another sign that indicates you need to repair or replace your brakes is if your Toyota begins to pull towards the side. An extremely low pedal is also a result of brake damage. How you drive and where you live also can affect your brakes. Environmental hazards and extreme weather have the potential to wear your brakes down at a faster rate. If you usually drive on long stretches of highway or live in a rural area, your brakes tend to last longer, but if you often do urban stop-and-go driving, this usually causes your brakes to lose their strength faster.

No matter where you live, it’s highly recommended that all drivers should check their brakes to ensure their safety. Additionally, having your brakes checked can prevent you from spending a fortune replacing them down the road. If you do end up needing to replace them, makes sure those brakes are 100% Asbestos free, and possess Toyota-approved quality!

To drive safer and smarter, get your brakes checked or serviced today. If you maintain the longevity of your brakes, it can prevent you from having to spend large sums of money on lengthy repairs. Take care of your brakes because they are there to take care of you!

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Our Location

Thomas Toyota Scion
1437 North Larkin Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435 Get Directions

Service Hours

(815) 744-2760
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Service Technicians Hours

Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed


Victor Fazio
Assistant Service Manager
Jermaine Holloway
Service Advisor
Ryan Toso
Service Advisor
Bob Borsodi
Service Advisor
Travis Brown
Service Advisor
Mary Rizzuto
Warranty Administrator
Length of employment: 3 Years
Megan Morales
Rental Coordinator
Miguel Pastrana
Service Advisor
Fernando Pizano
Service Advisor

Service Technicians

Craig Casto
Master Diagnostic Technician
Kevin Cherry
Master Diagnostic Technician
Jason Cunat
Master Diagnostic Technician
Flavio Pina
Master Diagnostic Technician
Jake Sandberg
Certified Technician
Justin Grandys
Express Technician
Grace Guo
Express Technician
Mike Seemann
Express Technician
Martin Ortiz
Lube Technician
Brian Blumhardt
Lube Technician