Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
What effect does replacing the brake fluid have on the Toyota Camry brake disc and pad kit?
Answer: As the brake pad and rotor come in contact with each other, the heat produced by friction also heats up the brake fluid, sometimes even to a boil. This boiling creates vapor, which attracts water in the brake fluid. This moisture content in the fluid, when left to itself for a long time, will accumulate. This, in turn, will gradually decrease braking effectiveness because of the compressible nature of moisture. When a large amount of moisture is present, stepping on the brake pedal will no longer make the caliper squeeze the pad onto the brake disc; no friction results and, hence, no stopping. Aside from this, the moisture will also rot away the insides of the braking system by promoting internal corrosion and ruining the critical rubber seals. So it is recommended to regularly flush the brake fluid to prevent these hazards.
Is there a way to prolong the lifetime of the brake disc and pad kit in a Toyota Camry?
Answer: High speed kills brake discs and pads. The faster the Toyota Camry goes, the more braking power it needs to get it to stop. This translates to more friction and more disc and pad wear. So the first thing that can be done to prolong the life of the brake disc and pad kit is to avoid unnecessary speeding. Other measures, such as avoiding stepping on the brake pedal with the left foot while stepping on the gas pedal with the right foot, also help lengthen the life of the brake disc and pad kit.
How long does it take to replace the brake disc and pad kit in a Toyota Camry?
Answer: Replacing the brake disc and pad kit usually takes about one hour, since the tires need to be removed to gain access to the calipers and the brake disc and pad.