Midlothian's Brake Repair & Service Experts

If you find you can't rely on your brakes, it’s imperative to have them inspected for your own safety. At Aarrow Transmission, our trusted team is Midlothian’s go-to experts for brake repair. With our extensive experience, advanced technology, and top-quality parts, we can restore your brakes' performance. Whether it's replacing pads, shoes, or other brake accessories, we are capable of handling vehicles of any make and model. Count on us for professional brake service in Midlothian.

Our expert mechanics are the magic behind our brake repair services. They are ASE-certified and each mechanic has successfully completed a rigorous certification and training process. Our mechanics will conduct a comprehensive multi-point brake inspection and guide you through the necessary steps to ensure your car is road ready and safe to drive. As transparency is important to us, we will provide you with a written estimate before commencing any work.

How Often Do My Brakes Need To Be Serviced?

There are several factors that influence the frequency of brake servicing, such as your vehicle type, Midlothian's road conditions, and personal driving habits. As a general guideline, brake fluid typically lasts 2-5 years, while brake pads or shoes may endure between 20,000 to 80,000 miles. While your owner's manual provides a recommended brake maintenance schedule, we can assist you in establishing the most suitable schedule for both you and your vehicle.

What Does Brake Repair Include?

Most car owners have some kind of familiarity with routine maintenance and repairs, but it can be overwhelming for non-experts to diagnose issues as they arise. At Aarrow Transmission, we prioritize clear communication by ensuring you fully comprehend the necessary services for your vehicle and the reasons behind them. If you have any questions regarding your brake service in Midlothian, please don't hesitate to ask. We are here to assist you. In general, when your brakes need attention, it will involve one of the following services:

  • Brake pad or brake shoe replacement
  • Brake rotor resurfacing or brake drum turning
  • Brake rotor or drum replacement
  • Brake fluid exchange or flushing
  • Brake line leak repair
  • Brake light diagnosis
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Tips For Keeping Your Breaks Healthy

It’s important to use the appropriate brake fluid for your vehicle. Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs moisture over time. This moisture absorption can result in brake issues. Making sure that you use the correct brake fluid is key to maintaining optimal brake performance and prevent potential problems.

Check your brake fluid level regularly. Low brake fluid can cause your brakes to function improperly or stop working altogether.

Make sure to routinely replace your brake pads when they wear out. Worn brake pads can cause your brakes to not work properly and can also lead to brake noise.

Have your brakes inspected by a qualified Midlothian mechanic at Aarrow Transmission!


Signs you may need a brake replacement

Not sure if it’s time to get your brakes checked?

While some common brake issues are pretty easy to notice, many of them fly under the radar until it’s too late. If you’re not sure whether or not it’s time to get your brakes checked, look (or listen) for these warning signs:

  • Brakes are soft, spongy, and take longer to bring you to a stop
  • Brakes grind or squeal when you apply them
  • Your dashboard’s brake status light is red or amber
  • Wobbling, vibration, or scraping when braking
  • Leaking fluid
  • Car pulling to one side when braking
  • Bouncing up and down when you stop short
  • Burning smell while driving
If you see any of these warning signs, don’t delay. As time goes by, your brakes will only become less reliable.Properly functioning brakes keep you, your family, and your car safe. Let Aarrow Transmission keep your brakes in great shape. Call today, or drop by one of our two convenient car service and repair locations. We’ll get you back on the road in no time.




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