Winter is here, and Wiygul Automotive wants to help keep you and your family safe on icy and wet roads. No matter what you drive, your car or truck needs more distance to brake safely and without losing traction. Tires are important for traction, but to avoid sliding into curbs, rails, other autos, and more, you need a good set of brake pads.
A professional brake pad installation on your Alexandria, VA vehicle starts with an inspection. Wiygul recommends an annual inspection, but if you have any braking concerns, an additional check is always a good idea. After our technicians remove the tires from your car or truck, they first check the brake rotors. A little wear is normal, but if our technicians find the surfaces are very rough or have deep grooves, then it is important to replace them as well.
Next, our technicians remove and examine the brake calipers. For most brakes, they can slide out the calipers and pads at the same time. A quick, visual check ensures there is no physical damage and then they use a metal brush to clean the area of the caliper that touches the brake pads, so the contact is smooth and clean.
Now, technicians measure the thickness of the brake pad to ensure it is still safe for your car or truck. When the pad is worn too thin, they rWiygul Automotive Clinic is a top rated tire repair facility located in Alexandria, VA. Stop by the Wiygul Automotive Clinic in Alexandria, VA today for all of your vehicle's tire repair needs! Call Now - (866) 702-8050emove it and replace it with AC Delco, Brembo, or other recognized, quality brake pads. Technicians apply a brake component or ‘anti-seize’ lubricant to both sides of the pad for better contact and also apply a thin layer of what is called an ‘anti-squeal’ paste. It reduces the noise you often hear when braking and is resistant to the effects of road salt and water splashing up onto the brake pads.
Technicians next take the treated brake pad and reinsert it into the brake calipers. Once everything is in place, they put the assembly back onto the wheels, replace the rotors, and then reinstall the tires to complete the brake pad installation on your Alexandria, VA car or truck.
In addition to brake pad installation, Wiygul also offers these services for Alexandria, VA cars and trucks:
- ABS Actuator & Pump Service
- ABS Brake Repair Brake
- Caliper Replacement
- Brake Hose Replacement
- Brake Line Replacement
- Resurface or Replace Brake Rotors
- Wheel Speed Sensor Repair
Even if you just had a full brake inspection at one of our Clinics, stay alert, especially driving over bridges. They are usually the first roadways to freeze and the last ones to thaw. Surfaces under bridges often remain icy longer since they stay in the shadow, unlike exposed streets. To make certain your vehicle is ready to meet all of these issues and more, call Wiygul Automotive at 866-702-8050 to schedule a brake pad installation or another service for your Alexandria, VA auto or truck today.