Brakes are an essential component of any vehicle, and like all other components, they require service to operate smoothly. Brake service is listed in each vehicle's owner’s manual under the maintenance schedule section. Although it varies depending on the year, make and model, most vehicles should have brake service every 30,000 miles and the brake system should be inspected annually. Over time, brake pads wear to a point at which they can no longer perform at peak efficiency. When they were to this point, there are a number of symptoms that drivers can look for to help determine if it is time to have service. Continue reading below to learn about brake service and repair at Toyota of San Luis Obispo in California.