brakes December 12, 2017

Timely Brake Repair Saves Chantilly, VA, Drivers

Timely brake repair saves Chantilly, VA, drivers from the danger of brake failure and the unnecessary expense of more costly brake replacement. At the first sign that your vehicle may have a brake problem take notice and have your brakes inspected immediately.

Headlines over recent years highlight the extent of how brake recalls and necessary brake repairs impact Chantilly, VA, drivers:

“The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today (April 9, 2015) issued a Safety Advisory encouraging owners of model year 2007 and older trucks, SUVs and passenger cars to inspect brake lines and thoroughly wash the underside of their vehicles to remove corrosive salt after the long winter in order to prevent brake-line failures that increase the risk of a crash.”

“Subaru is recalling 72,000 newer-model vehicles in the United States because the automatic pre-collision braking part of the driver-assist system could fail, increasing the risk of a crash.” (Reuters June 25, 2015)

“US probes Ford Explorer police SUV brake hoses.” (Associated Press August 28, 2014)

“Faulty GM ignition switches could cause engines to shut off while driving, leading to a sudden loss of power steering and power brakes.” (Reuters June 2, 2014)

“Recall for 2012-14 BMWs for dangerous loss of braking.” ( September 2013)

If you need an annual brake inspection, have concerns about your braking performance, or own a vehicle subject to any of the numerous manufacturer recalls for brake repair near Chantilly, VA, come see the ASE-certified brake specialists at Wiygul Automotive Clinic delivering exceptional automotive service for our loyal clients in Northern Virginia since 1996.

In 2013, 90 people died every day in vehicle crashes and another 6,337 people received injuries. And, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages five to 34 (2010 data). Although the odds are slim that you will be involved in a car accident, no one wants faulty brakes or other compromised vehicle systems to cause a life-altering event.

With an on-site Virginia State Inspection Station and a highly-experienced staff of mechanics, technicians, and Goodyear tire specialists, Wiygul Automotive Clinic is exceptionally equipped to provide pinpoint brake diagnose and brake repair for Chantilly, VA, drivers.

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