As your brake pads gradually wear down, they will eventually need to be replaced. Driving on worn out brakes can erode your rotors, leading to costly and extensive damage and potentially compromising your ability to stop in the time and distance required for safe driving. The average driver should have their brakes inspected and repaired every 50,000 miles. This can vary depending on your driving habits. If you brake frequently, brake hard or fast, if you ride your brakes, drive in stop and go traffic, or drive with many passengers or with heavy workloads, you may need to have your brakes replaced more frequently. If you can’t recall the last time you had your brakes repaired or if you recently purchased a new vehiclem, stop by our Falls Church shop anytime for an inspection. One of our ASE Certified technicians will take a quick look and let you if you need an inspection.
How Do I Know If I Need New Brakes?
Every driver should keep their eye out for any changes in performance. Changes often occur gradually so you must pay close attention. This might include a drop in fuel efficiency, a misaligned steering wheel, strange noises, or a funny smell. If you experience any of these changes, visit our shop as soon as possible. When it comes to your safety, we don’t take it lightly. Stop by if you have to push harder on your brake pedal to come to a full and complete stop, you notice squealing, pulsing, or grinding, or if it takes longer to brake than it used to. This can occur gradually so keep this in mind.
We Have Free Loaner Cars And Free Shuttle
We understand how busy you are, but your brake repair don’t have to slow you down. Arrange to drop your vehicle off with our afterhours drop-off or pick-up, or arrange to use our free shuttle to head back home, to school, or work. We even have free loaner cars. While your car is in the shop, we can perform any upcoming service needs or factory scheduled maintenance.
Serving Northern Virginia Since 1995!
We have two Auto Spots in the Metro DC area, one in Arlington and one in Falls Church, VA. We are a family owned and operated business founded by Tom Lapham. Tom started out small, performing mobile repairs out of his van. His honest approach to quality car care led to many referrals, and within just a few months he was able to rent out a single bay in a local shop. After outgrowing his single bay he opened his first shop in 1995. We remain one of the top rated mechanics in the area.