We have a Location Near You.

We are Northern Virginia and Washington, DC’s locally-owned go-to automotive repair specialists. When your vehicle needs repairs or maintenance, you can trust our ASE-certified technicians, at our four convenient locations.

We have a Location Near You.

We are Northern Virginia and Washington, DC’s locally-owned go-to automotive repair specialists. When your vehicle needs repairs or maintenance, you can trust our ASE-certified technicians, at our four convenient locations.

We have a Location Near You.

We are Northern Virginia and Washington, DC’s locally-owned go-to automotive repair specialists. When your vehicle needs repairs or maintenance, you can trust our ASE-certified technicians, at our four convenient locations.

We have a Location Near You.

We are Northern Virginia and Washington, DC’s locally-owned go-to automotive repair specialists. When your vehicle needs repairs or maintenance, you can trust our ASE-certified technicians, at our four convenient locations.

Brake Repair & Services in Alexandria, VA

190 South Whiting Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
703-888-2654

Brake Repair Services

At Old Ox Tire & Auto, your safety on the roads of Alexandria, VA is our top priority. Located at 190 South Whiting Street, we specialize in providing expert brake maintenance and repair services to keep your vehicle stopping safely and efficiently.

Identifying Brake Issues? Let Us Help

Noticing changes in your vehicle’s braking performance? Unusual sounds, a different feel in the pedal, or longer stopping distances are signs that your brakes may need attention. Regular wear from friction and heat can affect brake performance, and it’s vital to address these issues promptly.

Brake Repair Services in Alexandria VA

  • Thorough Brake Inspection: Our experts will pinpoint the cause of issues like a spongy brake pedal, or an active brake light, or perform a routine check-up.
  • Brake Pad Replacement: Essential for routine brake maintenance.
  • Brake Rotor Service: We smooth out wear on brake pads and recommend new rotors if required.
  • Brake Shoe Replacement: Specifically for vehicles with drum-style brakes.
  • Brake Drum Service: Focused on servicing drum-style brake systems.
  • Brake Fluid Service: From routine fluid exchanges to addressing brake fluid leaks.
  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Service: Covering everything from the ABS sensors to the system’s computer module.
  • Complete Brake Repair: Addressing all aspects of your brake system, from the power brake booster to the parking brake assembly.

Your Local Alexandria VA Brake Experts

When you visit Old Ox Tire & Auto with brake concerns, our mechanics conducts a thorough brake inspection to identify any issues. We value transparency, thoroughly explaining your vehicle’s condition, prioritizing critical repairs, and discussing options that suit your budget. You’ll always receive a detailed written estimate before we start any work.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when it is time to replace my brake pads?

You should consider replacing your brake pads if you hear a squealing noise when braking, feel a decrease in braking performance, or if the pad thickness is less than 1/4 inch. Some vehicles have brake pad wear indicators that alert you when it’s time for a replacement.

Is it safe to drive with a brake warning light on?

No, it’s not safe. The brake warning light can indicate a serious issue with your braking system, such as low brake fluid or a malfunction. You should have your vehicle inspected by our Alexandria VA ASE-certified mechanics as soon as possible, to properly diagnose and fix your braking system issue.¬†

How often should my brake fluid be replaced?

Brake fluid should typically be replaced every 2 years or 24,000 miles, but this can vary based on the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. Regular replacement is crucial as brake fluid absorbs moisture over time, which can reduce braking effectiveness.

What are the signs of a bad brake caliper?

Signs of a bad brake caliper include uneven brake pad wear, the vehicle pulling to one side when braking, and a reduction in braking power. Leaking brake fluid and a spongy brake pedal can also indicate caliper issues.

Schedule Brake Repair & Service in Alexandria VA

Old Ox Tire & Auto is your trusted destination for all brake-related services in Alexandria, VA. Whether you’re experiencing brake issues or due for routine service, schedule a brake service appointment with us. Rely on your local experts to ensure your vehicle’s brakes are in optimal condition.

Alexandria VA Location

190 South Whiting Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
703-888-2654

Monday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday

8:00AM - 2:00PM

Sunday

CLOSED

Since 2017, We have focused on providing
quality care to get you safely back on the road.
Schedule an appointment today!