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 Washington, DC

3426 18th St NE,
Washington, DC 20018
202-481-0685

Brake Repair Services

At Old Ox Tire & Auto, located in the Brookland neighborhood at 3426 18th St NE, Washington, DC, we’re dedicated to ensuring your vehicle’s brakes handle the demanding stop-and-go of DC traffic with ease. Our specialized services are tailored to address the unique challenges faced by your brakes, ensuring you navigate the city’s bustling streets safely and confidently.

Brake Issues in DC? We’re Here to Solve Them

The relentless pace of Washington, DC’s traffic can be tough on your vehicle’s brakes. If you’re noticing unusual noises, a change in the pedal, or a decrease in stopping efficiency, it’s a signal your brakes need professional attention. The constant starting and stopping in city traffic accelerates wear, making regular check-ups essential for your safety.

Brake Repair & Maintenance in Washington, DC

  • Thorough Brake Inspection: Our expert technicians dive deep to diagnose issues, whether it’s a response to an illuminated brake light, a change in pedal feel, or for routine maintenance to stay ahead of the city’s demands.
  • Brake Pad Replacement: Essential for maintaining optimal stopping power amidst frequent stops.
  • Brake Rotor Service: We address wear and recommend new rotors to ensure smooth, efficient stops.
  • Brake Shoe Replacement: Tailored care for vehicles with drum brakes.
  • Master Cylinders: Keeping the core of your brake system in peak condition.
  • Brake Fluid Service: Ensuring your fluid is fresh and leak-free for reliable braking.
  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Service: From sensor repairs to module fixes, we keep your ABS functioning perfectly.
  • Complete Brake Repair: We cover every aspect, ensuring your entire braking system is ready for the city’s challenges.

Your Local Brake Repair Shop in Washington, DC

Old Ox Tire & Auto is your go-to source for comprehensive brake repair and services in the heart of the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC. We prioritize clear communication, detailing your vehicle’s brake condition, and focusing on necessary repairs first. You’ll always know your options and costs upfront, thanks to our detailed estimates.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I improve the lifespan of my brakes?

To extend the lifespan of your brakes, practice smooth and gradual braking instead of abrupt stops, maintain a moderate speed, avoid unnecessary braking, and reduce your vehicle’s load. Regular maintenance, like fluid changes and inspections, also helps.

What are the risks of driving with worn brake pads?

Driving with worn brake pads can lead to reduced braking efficiency, longer stopping distances, and a higher risk of brake failure. It can also cause damage to rotors and other brake components, leading to more expensive repairs.

What should I do if my brakes start overheating?

If your brakes overheat, try to reduce your speed gradually without coming to a complete stop, as stopping can cause the heat to warp the rotors. Once at a safe location, allow the brakes to cool naturally. Avoid pouring water on hot brakes as this can cause damage.

How do weather conditions affect my vehicle’s braking system?

Weather conditions like rain, snow, and ice can reduce traction, making it harder for brakes to stop the vehicle efficiently. Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can also affect brake fluid performance and brake component durability.

Schedule Brake Repair & Service in Washington, DC

For expert brake services that keep pace with the demands of Washington, DC traffic, turn to Old Ox Tire & Auto. Located less than 15 minutes away from The National Mall, we’re here to ensure your vehicle’s brakes are in top form. Schedule your service by calling us at 202-481-0685 and drive with confidence through the city’s bustling streets.

Washington DC Location

3426 18th St NE,
Washington, DC 20018
202-481-0685

Monday

8:30AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday

8:30AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday

8:30AM - 5:00PM

Thursday

8:30AM - 5:00PM

Friday

8:30AM - 5:00PM

Saturday / Sunday

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Since 2017, We have focused on providing
quality care to get you safely back on the road.
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