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The Facts About Brake Service in Burke, VA

Learn the facts about routine brake service for your Burke, VA vehicle and how it protects you and your passengers.

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A survey done in April by The Car Care Council (CCC) revealed 77% of vehicles inspected over the past year needed some type of auto service or parts. Brake service was one of the top three car maintenance issues, identified in 18 percent of vehicles tested. Just last week CNBC reported the average vehicle age in America rose to an all-time high of 11.4 years. This reinforces the critical need for brake service for every vehicle in operation on our roadways.

If you do the math using a total of 247 million cars, trucks and SUV's now driving on American roadways, there are about 34 million vehicles with faulty brakes.

Brake service involves periodic inspection of friction material, vital components and hydraulic systems that helps ensure efficient brake performance and cost effective repairs. Vehicle manufacturers recommend brake service at regular intervals, usually every 12,000 miles, to ensure maximum safety. Repairs are recommended based on vehicle manufacturer specifications and existing conditions of brake linings and other system components.

A written evaluation, including detailed diagnoses, is provided and reviewed with the owner. Service recommendations are based on the vehicle manufacturer's specifications and the existing condition of brake components that impact system performance.

A properly maintained braking system protects you, your vehicle and passengers, and others sharing the road. Only after your authorization should work begin. Routine brake service can influence system performance, but brake service specialists in Burke, VA also make repair recommendations to maximize comprehensive brake system performance.

A standard brake system service inspection includes:

  • brake fluid
  • pads and/or brake shoes
  • calipers
  • rotors or drums
  • hoses
  • wheel cylinders
  • master cylinder exchange
  • parking brake cables
  • wheel bearings

This assortment of brake components has one purpose: to stop your car with precision— every single time the brakes are applied. Early detection at the first signs of a brake problem is critical. If you notice a problem with your brakes, head over to your ASE-certified mechanic immediately. They will perform the specific brake services you require in Burke, VA to keep you safe and prolong the life of your vehicle.

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Alexandria, Virginia 22304

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Alexandria, Virginia 22304

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5665 Burke Centre Parkway
Burke, Virginia 22015

703.764.1700

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8007 Malcolm Road
Clinton, Maryland 20735

301.856.8119

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9205 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, Maryland 20744

301.265.9600

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630 Grant Street
Herndon, Virginia 20170

703.435.3000

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11728 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, Virginia 20190

703.437.7070

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Waldorf, Maryland 20603

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