Brakes, brake service

Brakes and the Virginia Safety Inspection

In Brakes by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Bringing your vehicle in for the Virginia safety inspection is one way you can protect yourself and others.

The brakes of your vehicle have to be working properly in order to pass the yearly requirement.

There can’t be a soft brake pedal or a twisted brake hose.

A vehicle will fail if any active leaks or oil contamination is found.

Brake pads must be at or above 2/32 inches and rotors need a certain thickness that’s based on a manufacturer’s recommendations. 

Vehicle safety inspectors are also checking to make sure the parking brake is able to hold on a slight incline.

If it feels like there is a mechanical issue, they can take it for a test drive.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.