Friction between your car's brake pads and rotors let you control its rate of deceleration with pedal pressure. There's no room for brakes that don't work as designed, but your Toyota Camry brake pads
will eventually need to be changed as they wear. A brake job often entails simply replacing the pads, which is an inexpensive procedure but a very important one.
How the Different Types of Brake Pads Perform
Behind each wheel on your 2009 Toyota Camry, brake pads and rotors create the needed friction to slow your car. Two pads face each other in a caliper with the rotor's rim spinning between them. As you press the pedal, the caliper squeezes the brake pads against the rotor.
Not all brake pad friction material is the same. Organic brake pads are inexpensive and quiet but don't last very long. Semi-metallic brake pads stop your car very well and are durable but generate some brake noise. Ceramic brake pads are quiet, stop aggressively, and last a long time, making them a popular choice for 2009 Camry brake pad replacement.
How To Tell When Brake Pads & Rotors Are Bad
Early warning signs let you know when your brakes are almost finished. Bad brake rotors tend to warp, causing a brake pedal pulsation or steering wheel vibration when the pedal is pressed. Worn brake pads often squeal or grind as you're braking, and you might feel your car dive to one side or need longer distances to stop. Brake pads are considered worn out when remaining friction material is less than 1/4" thick.
You won't have to spend a small fortune to get your brakes fixed up. Your Camry's brake pad replacement cost
is around $35 to $70 at AutoZone from brands like Duralast.
Choosing the Right Size Brake Pads
Just like a square peg won't fit in a round hole, only brake pads designed for your Camry will fit. Find the right fitment when you filter by year, make, model, and engine size above. From brake parts and tune-up components to fluids and more, AutoZone has them available fast with Free In-Store Pickup or Curbside Pickup. Need them dropped off? Get Free Next-Day Delivery on eligible orders.