Wiygul Automotive wants to help our customers keep their families safe on the now snowy and icy roads. Regardless of which model you drive, your car or truck requires more distance for safe braking and to avoid sliding on slick streets. Tires are important, but to avoid spinning into other autos, curbs, rails, and trash cans, you must have a good set of brakes and brake pads.
We begin every professional brake pad installation for your Reston, VA vehicles with an inspection. Each car and truck should conduct an annual brake inspection, but a second one just as winter begins is simply a good preventive action.
After Wiygul technicians remove the tires from your vehicle, they first examine the brake rotors. Some wear is expected, but if they find the surfaces are very rough or have deep grooves, then the rotors should also be replaced.
Now, they can remove the brake calipers and pads for examination. If the calipers have no physical damage, technicians use a metal brush to scrape clean the points where they touch the brake pads, for a cleaner and smoother contact.
Technicians next measure brake pad thickness to determine if they are still safe for your car or truck. If worn too thin, they remove and replace them with Akebono, Brembo or other quality, brand-name brake pads. Before replacing them, technicians apply an ‘anti-seize’ lubricant to both sides of the new brake pads to further improve contact with the calipers and a thin layer of paste that reduces the noise you hear with new brakes. The paste is also resistant to the effects of water and road salt when they splash up into the brake assembly.
Technicians now take the treated, new brake pads and place them in the calipers. Once everything is correctly installed, they reattach the brake assembly and the rotors onto the wheels and then reinstall your tires to complete the brake pad installation on your Reston, VA car or truck.
Along with brake pad installations, Wiygul Automotive also offers these brake services for Virginia cars and trucks:
- ABS Actuator & Pump Service
- Brake Line Replacement
- ABS Brake Repair
- Resurface or Replace Brake Rotors
- Brake Caliper Replacement
- Wheel Speed Sensor Repair
- Brake Hose Replacement
Area drivers have to be alert on ice and snow, even after a full brake inspection and servicing. That is especially true when driving over or under bridges this winter. They are usually the first surfaces to freeze and the last to thaw. Road surfaces under bridges often stay icy because they are in shadow longer than exposed streets. To be certain your car or truck is ready for all winter driving problems, call Wiygul Automotive at 866-702-8050 today to find the Clinic nearest you and schedule a brake pad installation for your Reston, VA vehicle.