Part of your Toyota or Scion brake system, your original brake pads work with your brake rotors to create the friction necessary to slow down and stop your vehicle. Types of brake pads are many, and what brake pads you need depends on whether you drive a car, truck, or SUV. Toyota and Scion cars and trucks, for instance, use organic, ceramic, or metallic brake pads. Its sports cars, however, can use carbon fiber brake pads. Figuring out when to change your brake pads is straightforward: every 40,000 to 50,000 miles or so. Look for the signs. Replace your brake pads if you see excessive surface wear, you hear whining or screeching, your brake warning light turns on, or your brakes vibrate. If you hear grinding sounds, however, that's a worst-case scenario. It means your brake pads are worn down to the rotors and damage is occurring in real time. Luckily, determining which brake pads fit your vehicle is just as easy: the best replacements come straight from Toyota & Scion. OEM brake pads are made to be compatible with your model from the get-go. Order them online today from our auto parts counter, for less -- you'll be taking care of that project in no time!