The Toyota Camry was first introduced in 1983. Since then, it has carved an indelible mark in the international automotive market as the best selling midsize sedan in history. In the US, the Toyota Camry is the best selling passenger car for the past 20 years.
The Camry rose in popularity because of its reliability, comfortable ride, elegant interiors, and easy maintenance. The Camry is also right in the middle of the pack when it comes to resale value. The latest generation of Toyota Camrys are poised to maintain the car model’s standing in the list of the best selling cars offering a potent combination of performance, economy, looks, and safety.
The Toyota Camry's safety depends on proper vehicle maintenance, especially the Toyota Camry brake system. While frequent brake fluid flushes and brake pad replacements will usually keep your brakes in good shape, badly worn rotors or a jammed brake caliper might result in potentially dangerous vehicle operation. In order to keep your car in top shape, it’s important to have a basic understanding of your brake system’s components, how they work and how to maintain them.
Toyota Camry Brake System Components
Each part of your Toyota Camry brake system requires proper care and attention. The brake master cylinder, brake lines, brake calipers, brake rotors, and brake pads are the five components to look after. You'll need to know what each of these components does in order to properly maintain your brake system. Let us look at the functions of these five brake components and how to maintain them:
Brake Master Cylinder
The brake master cylinder is an important part of your Camry’s braking system. The brakes on a car are a hydraulic system. When you press the brake pedal, a piston in the master cylinder is depressed and forces the brake fluid to flow through the brake lines to the brake calipers and brake rotors, which then applies the brakes to the wheels causing them to stop moving. If your brake master cylinder is faulty, you might not be able to get enough fluid to your brakes.
Common signs of a bad brake master cylinder include a spongy brake pedal, low brake fluid level, and the brake warning light coming on. Your Toyota Camry brake master cylinder should be inspected by a professional mechanic for any signs of damage. They will also check if the brake fluid is contaminated. If you need a new Toyota Camry master cylinder, we have them from top brands Dynamic Friction, Raybestos, Centric and more.
The brake lines are the tubes that transport braking fluid from one brake component to another. Typically, brake lines can last indefinitely but corrosion and rough driving can cause damage to the lines. A leaking brake fluid is a common indicator of a damaged brake line. In many cases, the brake warning light on your dashboard will come on if your brake lines are compromised. Also, if you can push your brake pedal all the way to the floorboard with little to no resistance or if you can see rust spots on the lines or signs of fluid streaks, it is advised to have your car inspected by a professional. Check out our replacement Toyota Camry brake lines from Stoptech, Goodridge, Centric and more.
Brake calipers, brake rotors, and brake pads
The brake calipers, brake rotors, and brake pads all work together to bring your car to a complete stop. The master cylinder transfers braking fluid to the calipers when you press the brake pedal. These squeeze together and put pressure on the brake pads. The brake pads press down on the rotor of your car when the calipers squeeze together. This causes your car to slow down and come to a stop. If your brake pads are worn out, they will be unable to make contact with the rotors. Worn out pads can also cause irregular grooves and rough spots that can cause further damage.
Also, if the rotors are subjected to excessive heat and friction due to overbraking or bad driving habits, they will distort over time. Don’t wait until the damage becomes dangerous. Many brake pads have a wear indicator that tells you if it reaches its minimum wear limit. A squealing sound when braking is another tell-tale sign that you need to have your brake calipers, rotors, and pads checked or replaced.
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