Cart 

Brake Rotor Resurfacing Alexandria, VA

Wiygul Automotive Clinic is a top rated brake rotor resurfacing facility located in Alexandria, VA.

service areas 08-10-18 Share:

Resurfacing the brake rotors on an Alexandria, VA auto can extend the life on many types of rotors on most foreign and domestic vehicles. Not every brand can be resurfaced though, and it is not always the best option for every car owner who brings their vehicle into Wiygul Automotive.

To begin with, resurfacing a brake rotor is not like laying a new finish on a wood floor. Technicians do remove grooves or cuts, smooth down the surface and apply a new coating. Resurfacing a rotor requires cutting down its surface. It is a process that can rematch a single rotor which has worn differently compared to the other three.

Rotors that can be resurfaced have a recommended minimum level from the manufacturer, and Wiygul technicians do not exceed that. Even rotors cut to that level, however, are still thinner and therefore more vulnerable to warping and overheating. Both types of damage can reduce brake performance which can mean the difference between striking the car in front of you or safely braking in an emergency.

Replacing the brake rotors returns each automobile braking system to its maximum performance. It is an important safety issue, especially at high speeds, and is why many European carmakers like Volkswagen or BMW discourage resurfacing and do not provide minimum rotor levels. Some U.S. domestic automakers use slightly different models called captive rotors. The cost of brake rotor resurfacing at our Alexandria, VA clinic for these types often exceed the price to buy new replacements, so we do not recommend resurfacing for them.

Wiygul Automotive recommends an annual brake inspection as part of a routine maintenance schedule for every type of vehicle on the road. An inspection catches issues when they are still minor and repairable before they become much larger problems which can run into hundreds of dollars in replacement costs or fail on a wet road and cause an accident.

To get started, each Wiygul Automotive Clinic offers a free, visual brake inspection. It includes items such as checking the level and clarity of the brake fluid, a rotor inspection, and measuring brake pad thickness. If our technicians find a problem requiring repair, they describe the problem and an estimated cost.

Brake rotor resurfacing on an Alexandria, VA car can also help remove surface rust to restore efficiency. Regardless if an owner decides to push back the need for a new pair of rotors or wants to do it immediately, Wiygul recommends replacing all rotors at around 70,000 miles of use.

If you want to resurface brake rotors or need another type of brake servicing for your auto, contact Wiygul Automotive Clinic. Call 866-702-8050 today to find a location near you and schedule an appointment.

-----

Additional information on rotors was used from this website

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/r/advice/car-maintenance/brake-rotors-when-to-fix-and-when-to-buy

Similar Articles

06-10-2020 Truck Repair and Maintenance Services in Waldorf, Maryland link
service areas
Truck Repair and Maintenance Services in Waldorf, Maryland
Read More
06-10-2020 Wiygul Automotive Clinic – Trusted Truck repair Specialists in Alexandria, VA link
service areas
Wiygul Automotive Clinic – Trusted Truck repair Specialists in Alexandria, VA
Read More
06-10-2020 Truck Repair in Burke, VA link
service areas
Truck Repair in Burke, VA
Read More

8 convenient locations

6001 Lane Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22304

703.751.1040

Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: Closed
310 S. Pickett Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22304

703.751.6766

Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: Closed
5665 Burke Centre Parkway
Burke, Virginia 22015

703.764.1700

Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: Closed
8007 Malcolm Road
Clinton, Maryland 20735

301.856.8119

Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: Closed
9205 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, Maryland 20744

301.265.9600

Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: Closed
630 Grant Street
Herndon, Virginia 20170

703.435.3000

Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: Closed
11728 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, Virginia 20190

703.437.7070

Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: Closed
137 Saint Patricks Drive
Waldorf, Maryland 20603

301.632.6701

Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: Closed

Stay in the know

Our Customers Love Us:

Wiygul Awards
Wiygul Arwards
Let Our Family
Take Care of Your Family

When you bring your family’s car to Wiygul Automotive Clinic, we take your trust in us seriously. We take the time to get to know you and your vehicle. In addition, we will send you service reminders and maintain service records that help keep your car’s factory warranty valid - which means you don’t have to go to the dealer for service.

We want to take the stress out of getting your vehicle serviced. We’ll never talk down to you or pressure you, but we will be completely thorough honest about what your car does need - specifically noting anything that could be a safety issue.

You can rely on our promise of honesty and competence when we service your vehicle. Our customers know that they will get a fair price for services provided.

Wiygul Family

DEALS, TIPS, EVENT DETAILS, AND MORE.

Get exclusive access to them all when you sign up for our newsletter.

Ezytire Toolbox