Your Lexus vehicle has one of two types of braking systems to slow the rotation of its wheels. One uses disc brakes, while the other uses drum brakes. The two systems have some parts in common, such as master brake cylinders, hoses, lines, and pistons. Where they differ is in the method each uses to create the friction that stops your vehicle.
The Two Brake Systems
Disc brakes use brake calipers to clamp down onto the brake rotors in order to produce the resistance that slows and stops your wheels. The calipers have brake pads attached to them to prevent any damage that would otherwise be caused by the metal-on-metal contact that occurs when calipers and rotors rub against each other.
Drum brake systems, on the other hand, feature a brake shoe and drum brake pressing together to create that resistance.
How to Recognize Brake Issues
Unfortunately, even the highest-quality brake system components can go bad due to the extreme nature of the braking process. Signs of failure include:
- The brake pedal vibrates or bounces
- Your vehicle pulls to one side when you're braking
- Your brake pedal feels extraordinarily soft
- You notice squeaking, grinding, or squealing noises when you brake
- Your dashboard warning light comes on
You Can Trust Genuine OEM Brake Parts
If you notice any of these symptoms, inspect your brake system as soon as you can. If any parts need replacing, make sure that you use the best parts for your vehicle. Lexus brake parts guaranteed to be compatible with your model, ensuring the fit and performance you want. Our online auto parts department makes it easy to find what you need. Buy now and we'll ship your order right to your front door!
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