Brake Repair in Virginia Beach, VA

The Importance of Brake Repair -- DIA Automotive

All that stands between you and a potentially devastating crash is your brakes. Are yours reliable and in good repair? If you’re not sure, it’s time to bring your auto to DIA Automotive in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Regardless of which make or model you drive–car, truck, SUV, fleet vehicle, high performance, or classic, our ASE-certified technicians are here to make sure you can stop as well as you go.

You’ll find us at 525 Viking Drive near the Lynnhaven North Shopping Center, restaurants, and various other essential establishments. You can conveniently run your errands while we check your brakes, work using our free wi-fi in our comfortable waiting area, or leave your car and get electronic status updates from us. To be sure your brakes are as safe as they can be, give us a call at 757-938-9995 or use our online scheduling tool.


Signs that You Might Need to Visit Us

Although we'll inspect your brakes during routine maintenance visits, if you notice any warning signs of brake trouble, you should visit us sooner. For instance, grinding, squealing, or squeaking during braking could point to worn brake pads that allow the metal to rub against metal, generating the irritating sounds you hear. Also, watch for fluid leaks and never ignore a spongy or "soft" brake pedal. These could be signs of a bad master cylinder. The master cylinder holds brake fluid. If it cracks or otherwise allows fluid to escape, your braking system may not have enough fluid force to stop your car at a reasonable distance.

If your auto has power brakes, the pedal should stop an inch to an inch and a half from the floor when pressed. The pedal should stop at least three inches from the floor if your transportation has manual brakes. Pay attention to the dashboard panel, too. If the brake light illuminates, let us take a look. Our technicians can determine if your car needs a few simple service points or a repair. Your rotors, the large metal discs that sit to the inside of each wheel, should be evenly thick and smooth. Otherwise, contact between braking components is reduced, diminishing your ability to stop. If you detect vibrating, scraping, or wobbling when you brake, those rotors may be uneven and need attention. If your vehicle pulls to one side when you apply brakes, the calipers or brake lines could need replacing. Finally, a burning smell may indicate a stuck brake caliper or an emergency brake that has been left engaged as you drove.


Doing It All for Your Brakes--And You

As our DIA Automotive name suggests, we do it all--for your vehicle, for your braking system, and for you. Whether you just need your brake fluid checked and topped off, a more extensive brake repair, or an upgrade to high-performance brakes, we've got you covered. Our experienced technicians tackle the jobs that others turn away, and we back our work with a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty. What's more, we offer the extras that make your auto repair experience more convenient, including before/after-hours pick-up/drop-off or contactless service if you prefer. When it comes to your brakes, don't take chances. Let us assist you with all your service and repair needs.