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Brake Service

Anti-Lock Brakes
Anti-lock brakes or ABS prevent wheel lock-up when rapidly decelerating by automatically modulating the brake pressure during an emergency stop. With this system, the wheels are able to maintain traction with the road while braking. Failure of the anti-lock brakes could lead to an increase in the risks of multiple vehicle crashes and run-off road crashes. If your ABS warning light comes on your dash don’t hesitate to call us here at Fairfax Auto Repair.   To avoid this, have your anti-lock brake system checked and repaired by experts. At Fairfax Auto Repair, we have anti-lock brake experts who will examine and repair your faulty ABS - keeping you safe.

Brakes
A brake is a mechanical device for slowing or stopping a vehicle (usually by means of friction). In short, a brake inhibits your car's motion. It lets you stop the car whenever and wherever you choose. Brakes are one of the most important parts of a motor vehicle. Without them, you would not be able to stop the car. Brake pads and brake rotors are a wear and tear item that need to be monitored frequently to ensure your safety.  Virginia safety inspection states you must have 2/32nds in order to pass inspection.  We will inspect this every visit here at Fairfax Auto Repair.  Common concerns with the braking system are brake noise, vibration while braking, pull to right or left while braking, brake wanting light on, at any point you are experiencing any of this call us at 703-425-3440.  If your vehicle's brakes are having issues, consider having them worked on. Brake experts at Fairfax Auto Repair can work on your car's brakes to ensure you have a safe drive.

Brake System Flush
Brake fluid is hygroscopic (it absorbs moisture). The absorbed moisture lowers the fluid's boiling point. It also corrodes the lines and cylinders. With the lowered boiling point, the brake fluid could boil during braking which makes you lose braking ability. Although this is an extreme scenario, it does happen in heavy braking. To reduce the effects of the absorbed moisture, auto manufacturers recommend that you have a brake flush done periodically, typically every two years.  A brake system flush involves the replacement of used and contaminated fluid with fresh fluid. With Fairfax Auto Repairs quick lube services, you will have a brake system flush performed by brake experts. Call 703-425-3440 or visit Fairfax Auto Repair today.