There’s nothing more vital to your safety than the brakes & tires on your vehicle. All the kinetic energy of your car is converted to heat by its brakes. They should be inspected at least once a year to determine the condition of the hydraulic system and operating hardware. It hardly matters how cautious or capable you are behind the wheel when your brakes give out.
Brake pads and rotors wear out from the immense friction and heat they encounter. Air gets into brake lines. And your brake system has dozens of other components that can wear out at any time. At Pinecrest hell Auto & Repair, we can inspect your brakes and brake pads to let you know how often to replace them; then show you what we find and let you know our recommendations for your brake repairs.
Why You Need Brake Repair Service
Brake service maintenance for the entire braking system and brake problems, such as brake pads, brake fluid, and rotors, is important in ensuring you and your passengers’ safety in your car. With routine brake inspections, you can catch minor brake problems before they turn into major brake problems that will cost you more money to repair.
When brake inspections and maintenance are overlooked, it can lead to costly repairs and replacements, as well as a dangerous inability to stop your vehicle. Through brake servicing, you can ensure that your brakes are in top condition and that you know when to get brake repair when you need it.
What We Offer
Brakes are made of materials and components that wear down over time, and they need to be inspected, repaired, or replaced on a routine basis. A brake inspection should include a check of all brake parts and connectors, dashboard lights, external brake lights, brake fluid condition, and hydraulic pressure through the brake lines.
From brake pads, discs, shoes, and drums to complex anti-lock systems, we can diagnose and repair the entire braking system at a reasonable cost. It’s the right time to get a brake service repair once you observe the following symptoms:
- The brake pedal can be depressed nearly to the floor.
- You hear a squealing or other unusual noise when you apply the brakes. Some brands of brake pads have a built-in device that produces a high-pitched squeal when the brake pads need replacing.
- The vehicle pulls to one side when you apply the brakes.
- You feel a grinding or bumpy sensation as you come to a stop.
- In general, if there is something about your brakes that is making you uncomfortable, you should have them inspected.
Our technicians are also experts in servicing the computer-controlled components of anti-lock braking systems (ABS) that are common on today’s vehicles. Common brake services include:
- Brake pad or brake shoe replacement
- Brake rotor resurfacing or brake drum turning
- Brake rotor or drum replacement
- Brake fluid exchange or flushing
- Brake line leak repair
- Brake light diagnosis
Whether you suspect a brake problem (thanks to your brake light, brake pedal, or a suspicious leak), or you’ve just hit your vehicle’s recommended service interval, start by requesting a brake service appointment.
Complete Auto Service in Alexandria
For more information on brake repair and other services provided by Pinecrest Shell Auto & Repair, contact us today at 703-750-2991. Our team of professional mechanics are always happy to speak with new and returning clients. Our main goal is to have our clients safe and comfortable on the roads, which is why we go above and beyond to give you the best service possible. Schedule an appointment with one of our trusted mechanics, and see how your engine is doing.