At LT Foreign Car Service German & Japanese Auto Repair, we want our Woodbridge 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 703-675-7016, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services LT Foreign Car Service German & Japanese Auto Repair 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 LT Foreign Car Service German & Japanese Auto Repair 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 LT Foreign Car Service German & Japanese Auto Repair 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 LT Foreign Car Service German & Japanese Auto Repair 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. LT Foreign Car Service German & Japanese Auto Repair will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Rich V., 07/16/2020
I brought my vehicle to him yesterday morning because I had an issue with my exhaust, had a light out, and a loose fog light All which failed for my Virginia state inspection. He was so nice to access the problem and show me what was a matter. It was diagnosed that I had some rust on on the pipes which caused the leak. He took the time to evaluate the problem show me what the issue was and fixed everything. He is very fair in his prices and he is one of a kind an ace in his field. His work ethics is second to none. I am always a very satisfied customer and will always go to him with my vehicle concerns in the future. He even checked on me to see if everything was ok and how my inspection went which I passed thanks to his excellence. I just want to again thank him for always going the extra mile!