Over time, your brake pads will wear down and need to be repaired or replaced. If you continue to drive on your worn out brakes, it can lead to costly and extensive damage to your rotors. The average driver will need their brake pads replaced every 50,000 miles but this is not an exact science. If you ride your brakes, brake hard and fast, drive in stop-and-go traffic, or drive with more onboard cargo than the average driver, your brakes may need to be repaired sooner. Visit Auto Stop — Arlington anytime during business hours to have your brakes inspected. One of our ASE Certified technicians will let you know if it’s time to have them repaired or approximately how much longer you can wait.
Signs It’s Time For New Brakes
You don’t have to be mechanically inclined to detect a change in vehicle performance. If anything looks or feels different, the fuel efficiency has dropped, or your vehicle is giving off a strange odor, stop by our shop for a full diagnostic inspection. When it comes to your brakes, there are a few signs you should keep your eye out for. If it takes longer to brake, you have to brake harder than you used to, your brakes are squealing, pulsing, or grinding, it’s probably time for a repair. It’s important to keep a close eye out for any changes because many occur gradually, so they can be hard to notice.
Your Brake Repair Won’t Slow You Down
If you need new brakes, then we will need your vehicle for at least a few hours. For your convenience, you can drop your vehicle off before work or school and arrange to use a free loaner car for the day. We also have a free shuttle service and after-hours drop-off and pick-up. If it’s time for an oil change, tune up, or any other factory scheduled maintenance, we can handle that while your car is in the shop as well.
Serving You Since 1995!
Auto Stop has two locations in the Metro DC area in Falls Church and Arlington, VA. Tom started out small by providing mobile repairs out of his van, right in his customer’s driveway! His quality car care and honest approach quickly grew his business and it led to him renting a single service bay, followed quickly by his first shop. We are a family owned and operated business who remains one of the top rated auto shops in the area. Our technicians are ASE certified and all of our work is backed by a 36 months/36,000 miles nationwide warranty. Walk-in anytime!