Brake Service at DARCARS Toyota of Silver Spring Maryland

When It Comes to Your Brakes, Settle Only for the Best
Get your brakes checked at DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring

Brakes are serious business. Every time you step in your vehicle, you're literally entrusting them with your life.  As such, it makes perfect sense to integrate brake inspections into your maintenance regime and get only get the best brake service available.

Who do many Toyota drivers turn to for paramount brake service in the greater Washington DC metro area? DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring! And do you know why? It's because we offer the best brake service around without breaking the bank.

The truth is we could inflate our prices due to our high-level of training in brake service and ongoing retraining, our technicians' deep expertise working with Toyota models, or their mastery of every brake component (i.e., brake pedal , hydraulic brake fluid, brake master cylinder, drum brakes, disc brakes, and electric anti-lock brake sensors). But we don't because brakes you can trust with your life aren't a privilege. They're a right.

Another reason so many drivers near Washington DC choose DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring is the fact we don't try to discourage capable do-it-yourself types from servicing their own Toyota brakes. Rather, to ensure people's hard work isn't for naught, we carry all of the Toyota-certified parts drivers might need (i.e., brake pads and brakes shoes) to do the job right.

To top it all off, DARCARS Toyota is transparent about our car services and willing to explain everything we do in a manner all drivers can understand. Our philosophy is that educated drivers make safe drivers. For more details on brake service, see our Brake Q&A below. If you need to schedule an appointment for a brake service, click here, or call (888) 842-0203. To explore our state-of-the-art Toyota auto repair facilities for all of your car service needs, stop by 12210 Cherry Hill Rd. Silver Spring MD during our regularly scheduled business hours.

Brake Q&A

Q:  How often should I have my brakes checked?
A:  Every 6,000 miles (every other oil change, if you change your oil at 3,000-mile/3-month intervals), and anytime you experience a low /"spongy" brake, difficulty braking, squealing brakes, grinding brakes, or see the brake light come on in the dash.

Q:  How long do brakes on new vehicles typically last?
A:  It varies from cars, such as the Toyota Camry, versus trucks and SUVs, such as the Toyota Highlander. New cars will typically need their brakes serviced between 25,000 and 40,000 miles. New SUVs and trucks - a little sooner, between 20,000 and 30,000 miles.

Q:  Do Toyota brake pads and brake shoes come with any kind of guarantee?
A:   Yes. They come with a one-year/12,000-mile warranty.

Q:  What do continuous squealing and grinding sounds mean?
A:  Usually, it means it's time to replace your car's brake pads or brake shoes.

Q:  What causes the brake pedal to feel low/"spongy"?
A:  Most often, it's air in the hydraulic system.


DARCARS Toyota of Silver Spring

12210 Cherry Hill Rd.
Directions Silver Spring, MD 20904

  • Sales: 3016220300
  • Service: 301-212-4787
  • Parts: 888-843-2206


  • Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM -7:00 PM
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Dealership Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM -7:00 PM

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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