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Updated September 2nd, 2016

It doesn't take an ASE Certified Mechanic to know that your brakes are a vitally important component of your vehicle, and if they're not working properly, it’s going to be a bad day for you. While hardly anyone thrills to the thought of taking time out of their already-packed daily schedule to get a routine brake inspection (or a more extensive repair job), it's one of those necessities of vehicle ownership that simply cannot be ignored. Since there's no way around it, where can you go in Sterling, Virginia to get high-quality brake repair done with as little hassle as possible? The answer is simple: Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto.

 

Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto is one of the most trusted names in auto repair in the Northern Virginia area, and for good reason: They've been in business for over 30 years, and they have garnered a “sterling” reputation for their warm, courteous staff and highly proficient, ASE-certified auto technicians. Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto is a family-owned business, and they carry this sense of family into every aspect of their operations. When you visit any of their 8 locations throughout Northern Virginia, you'll be treated with respect and friendliness, which is a far cry from the general atmosphere of many of the auto repair shops out there. In addition, Hogan & Sons provides delicious premium coffee free of charge, as well as free WiFi, so don't forget to bring your favorite Internet-ready device when you bring your car in for a brake job!

If you're not quite sure whether or not it's time for you to get your brakes done, it would be a good idea for you to check for the following "symptoms" that indicate that your brakes might need some attention:

* If you hear a high-pitched squeaking or whining sound when you apply the brakes, this is one of the early warning signs that your brakes are wearing down. That sound comes from an aptly named device known as an "indicator", which is a small metal shim built into the brake pads. When the pads have been worn down enough, the indicator will make that sound to alert you that it's about time for you to get those pads replaced.

* If you keep having to push harder when you apply the brakes--almost like you're putting your foot through the floorboard--just to get your car to stop, this is a sign that your brake pads are really worn down, and need to be replaced.

* If you hear any grinding, scrubbing or rough metal-on-metal sounds when you apply the brakes, your vehicle is definitely in need of service, as your brakes may be on their last leg.

You may have asked this question before: "Is there any brake repair near me that's both high-quality and affordable?" Well, your answer can be found at Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto. If it's about time for your brakes to be inspected (and possibly repaired), bring your car to Hogan & Sons, and you will quickly see that your vehicle is in good hands.

*Always check your owner’s manual for your vehicle model’s specific instructions before attempting any type of repair.

Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto provides automotive safety and auto repair information for the sole purpose of educating the community at large. “We believe an educated customer is a loyal customer.” 8 Locations throughout the Northern Virginia area. Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto: http://www.hoganandsonsinc.com  

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