Question Answered: My brakes take a while to slow my car down.
March 17, 2017, 09:52 AM
This is a tough one to answer ... I find I get this complaint most often after a newer car has been added to the family. The newer car stops better and so now the other car just doesn't feel like it's braking like it should. If no newer/better stopping cars have come into your life recently, then lets look at some other possible causes:
When was the last time the brake fluid system was flushed out? If it's been more than three years, bleeding this system can sometimes improve pedal feel.
A failing master cylinder can also cause this. Try pumping the brake pedal a few times when coming to a stop, if the pedal feel improves your brake master may have an internal leak.
And finally, the rear brakes may be out of adjustment - this can also effect brake pedal feel.
If you would like us to check it out, or just have additional questions about your Yaris, feel free to give us a call!
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Question Answered: car stops on its own
March 01, 2017, 03:35 PM
Sorry, but you'll need to take it in to a shop for diagnosis.
Or the dealership if it's still under warranty.
Question Answered: My alarm had started to sound replased the batt in remote it did not turn it off
February 13, 2017, 10:55 AM
Can't promise it will work, but some models will reset the alarm if you use the key to open the rear hatch area or the passenger side door. May sound silly, but it's worth a try - even if it's already unlocked, put the key in and turn it to unlock that cylinder - this may activate the shut off for the alarm and allow you to start the car. If not, search through your owners manual (if you have one) for clues ... otherwise you're stuck towing it to a dealership :-(
Question Answered: when should i change break fluid?
January 09, 2017, 03:23 PM
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning that it collects moisture, so it's recommended to be replaced every three years regardless of mileage - even if it looks clear, the water content will continue to rise causing early parts failure and allowing fluid to boil at lower temps. But having said all that ... if it looks "muddy" get it done sooner rather than later.