Brake Repair in Sterling, VA

The Brake Repair Experts -- Auto Stop Elite

The Importance of Functional Breaks

When it comes to your vehicle’s safety systems, the brakes come to the forefront of most people’s thoughts. Your brakes take on a lot of responsibility for your safety as they ensure your vehicle is able to slow down and stop properly. Without them, your drive becomes a lot more dangerous. So when it’s time for your brakes to get repaired or replaced, you need the best people working on them. The safety of you and your passengers are on-the-line, and you don’t have time for a poor repair. That’s where Auto Stop Elite comes in.

Our team of Master ASE Certified technicians has the tools and expertise to quickly make any repair and get your car back to the safety standards you expect. Whether you’re dealing with worn brake pads or you’ve developed damage to your rotors, our team will handle any problem your braking system may have!

Signs You Need a Brake Repair

The best way to maintain healthy brakes is for you to stay attentive to its condition. Updated. Understanding when your brakes are having issues or wearing out can usually help you avoid costly repairs and extend the life of your vehicle. If you’re wondering what some common signs are, Auto Stop Elite is here to help! Here are a few signs that it’s time to get your brakes repaired or replaced!

Squeaking and Squealing

When these sounds occur, it’s time for you to get your brake pads replaced. This indicates that your brake pads are wearing out and the pad thickness is below a safe level. A lot of times, brake pads will come equipped with a spring that will softly scrape the rotor to indicate the low thickness level.


If you hear this sound, please bring your vehicle to an Auto Stop Elite Master ASE technician immediately. This indicates that your brake pads have completely worn out and your metal calipers are currently clamping down on your brake disc. This can cause severe damage to your brake rotor in the form of warpage or deep grooves on the brake disc as well hydraulic damage to your calipers requiring them to be replaced. Depending on the damage you may even need to replace the whole brake rotor, which is costly.

Spongy Brakes

When you step on your brake pedal, you expect it to be tight and responsive. And that’s how it should work, given the sudden stop-and-go nature of driving. If you notice that you’re pressing further down to activate your brakes, you have spongy brakes. This is caused by air or moisture being trapped in the brake lines. Make sure to bring your vehicle to an Auto Stop Elite professional as soon as possible, or you may find yourself in an “I have no brakes” situation.

Schedule With Us Today!

When you need brake service, you need a team that understands how important your safety is. The lives of you and your passengers are too important to settle for anything less than quality. Auto Stop Elite is that team, and we’re ready to get your vehicle back to the safety standards you expect. Our team of Master ASE Certified technicians has the tools and expertise to quickly make any repair or replacement you need. Give us a call at 571-313-1122 and schedule an appointment with us today! Concerned about that grinding sound? We have you covered. Visit our shop at 21563 Cascades Parkway! We accept walk-ins!*

*Walk-in availability determined by daily schedule

Auto Stop Elite is your local one-stop mom-and-pop shop for all of your vehicle servicing needs!

Does your minivan need an oil change? Easy!

Does your commuting car need its fluids serviced? We can handle that!

Does your weekend sports car need a new set of racing tires? Our pleasure!

Does your vintage muscle car have an electrical issue? Pick us!