Q: 2012 Tundra Crewmax 4x4 in need of Front and Rear Rotors/Pads. Any recommendation as to what to replace them with and why?

asked by on

2012 Toyota Tundra Crewmax 4x4 Brakes need to be replaced asap. Front and Rear Rotors and pads. What brand/model do you recommend and why?

Thank you,

My car has 81000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Cris. Thanks for writing in today. In regards to replacement brake components, my general rule of thumb is that OEM is always the best solution. As much as I believe there are several great aftermarket components on the market these days, the truth is that other components that make up your ABS system were designed to work in conjunction with the OEM parts from the factory. Believe it or not, the difference in materials (especially with brake pads and rotors) can make a huge difference when stopping; especially in emergency situations. Due to those facts, and since brakes are really designed as a safety measure, I recommend OEM replacement brake parts.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 2012 Tundra Crewmax 4x4 in need of Front and Rear Rotors/Pads. Any recommendation as to what to replace them with and why?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: 4WD will not engage

First, if there are any other lights on the dash, (such as the VSC, ABS etc.,) the 4WD module may not allow the 4WD to engage. As for the symptoms that could be causing this condition, it could be: ...

Q: I am missing one lug nut 4 out of 5

The threads are not in the rotor itself, the threads are in the hub that the rotor rides on. But you're right that you can do the job more efficiently when you work on the brakes. The rotor has to...

Q: Clutch will not engage and has no pressure. What is the worst case scenario and estimated cost for repairs at a dealer?

Hi there. From the description you have provided, your clutch will not engage, has no pressure, cannot engage any forward or reverse gears, is difficult to estimate the cost of repair at a dealer. Diagnosing the inoperative clutch, would help...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...