Toyota Rotor Buyer's Guide

The rotors on your Toyota don’t need frequent attention, but they will need to be replaced at some point. As a car owner, it’s important to know when to replace your rotors, how to find the right rotors for your car, how to replace them, and the right way to break them in.

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This guide has all the information you need about the rotors on your Toyota.

Identifying Toyota Rotor Problems

When your brakes start to squeal, squeak, vibrate, pulsate, or feel “off”, then it’s worth checking out the rotors. To do this, you have to physically inspect your rotors for any grooves, scoring, or uneven surfacing. Here’s a good set of instructions on how to check your rotor for issues.

Deciding Between OEM and Aftermarket Rotors

When it’s time to buy new rotors, you have two types to choose from: OEM and aftermarket. This article covers all the important factors to consider while choosing between the two types, including:

  • Quality
  • Fitment
  • Warranty

If you decide to go the OEM route, you can buy a genuine OEM replacement rotor from us at a discounted price. Here’s a list of our best sellers:

  • Part No. 43512-0C020: For 2009-2018 Sequoia and Tundra models
  • Part No. 43512-0E030: For 2010-2018 Highlander and Sienna models
  • Part No. 43512-60191: For 2010-2018 4Runner models
  • Part No. 43512-06150: For 2009-2018 Avalon, Camry, and Matrix models
  • Part No. 43512-08040: For 2004-2010 Avalon, Camry, Sienna, and Solara models

Changing Your Toyota Rotors

There’s no need to bring your Toyota to a repair shop or a Toyota dealership if you have:

  • A lug nut wrench
  • A small pry bar
  • A rotor removal tool (optional)
  • A way to lift your Toyota and take all the weight off your tires

Changing your rotors is a straightforward job. It’s recommended to change your brake pads too while you’re at it. You can find a model-specific YouTube tutorial or use this tutorial, which is specifically for the Avalon model.

Breaking in Your New Toyota Rotors

The first thing you should do after installing new rotors is to break them in. This is a crucial step because if you neglect to break them in, your car’s braking performance is reduced. This article explains the importance of breaking in your new rotors and outlines a detailed list of steps on how to do it.

Written by Jason Lancaster