Brakes

My Brakes Are Pulling Right or Left – Why?

When you apply the brakes while driving, the brake system should slow and stop straight and true. If you are experiencing any pull from your vehicle while braking, it could be any number of things that are causing the problem. Here are the usual suspects that lead to brake pull.

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How to Tell If Your Vehicle Needs Alignment

A vehicle is aligned to its suspension — a proper alignment offers control and stability. Daily driving can affect the alignment since roads can be rough, and can stress the shocks, springs, and the rest of the suspension. Here are some indicators that your vehicle may need an alignment: Tires exhibit uneven wear on the outside. […]

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Ask AAA: Can Draining My Car’s Battery Effect My Gas Mileage?

Question: I’ve got a newer Toyota minivan and I completely killed the battery a few weeks ago. While I got a new battery, my Sienna has been acting strangely ever since I killed the battery. My fuel mileage is off, and it doesn’t “feel” the same when I drive it. Did I damage my van when […]

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Toyota Cars Steering Lock Engaged Tech Tip

Toyota Cars Steering Lock Engaged Tech Tip

Toyota is advising technicians to be on the look out for an unusual situation where some Toyota vehicles will have a locked steering wheel even after starting the vehicle. A message might be displayed that says a steering lock is engaged. There is no immediate safety concern, more of an annoyance.

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