BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
At Landmark Auto Group, we want our Alexandria customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the repairs and services to our professionals, but please don't hesitate to ask us questions about why a service is needed or how it occurred. Give us a call at 703-751-6000, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Landmark Auto Group offers.
Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don't stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, visit Landmark Auto Group where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Brake Fluid Flushes
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians at Landmark Auto Group about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagged or slow brake, and a leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don't need to be replaced often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. If your brake pads deteriorate completely, you'll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it's too late and you're ruining your rotors or drums! Those with knowledge of auto repair may be able to fix this at home, but you should always see an auto repair professional immediately if you have brake problems.
The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliper problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact Landmark Auto Group as soon as possible.
In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your vehicle's wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a "like-new" condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. Landmark Auto Group will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
I needed some brake work done for state inspection reasons, (during COVID) so called Al and he got me in the next day. His service estimate was well below previous estimates from other shops, and he did all the work in one day. PLUS, I had left him with only my valet key, he actually drove to my house for the remote fob so I didn't have to take two more Lyft rides. Above and beyond. Everyone I came in contact there was polite, safety conscious and helpful. What a find.Katharine
Al is an excellent mechanic. He knows his way around BMWs, especially M-series models. I was happy to see how much he knew about the quirks these cars have and how to address them. He has worked on all three of our cars (X5, 335, M3) and they are running smoothly. Highly recommend!
Luis Maldonado, 06/02/2022
They were awesome! I went for an emissions test. Was super quick and very helpful. They even added air to 1 of my tires and put my new license plates on. Great team there!
Monica Jones, 01/31/2022
I wanted to say thank you for the great service! Al was super knowledgeable, nice and patient. I appreciate the warm service, as I have found in the past, auto repair shops being intimidating and condescending. The service here was the exact opposite. I will be back for my follow up repairs and highly recommend Landmark Auto Group to anyone that is need of car repairs. Thank you!
JENNIFER DONNELLY, 11/17/2021