There’s never a good time for bad brakes, but summer around Virginia Beach is especially bad. Between local kids getting out of school, tourist traffic, and summer storms, you’ll have plenty of challenges on your daily drive. You want to make sure your brakes are ready for all of them. Here’s how you know it’s time for brake service at Hall Acura Virginia Beach.

The first sign is a number. Your Acura MDX does a pretty good zero-to-sixty, but if you’re seeing the sixty-to-zero is taking longer than it used to, stop by. You should also visit us if you’re hearing noises (like loud squeaking) or if it feels like the brakes on one side have more grip than the other.

You can also learn a lot from the feel of your brakes. Whether your car has drum brakes or disc brakes, both types have something in common: their stopping power comes from a master cylinder that supplies hydraulic pressure that stops the car.

Here’s where things get tricky. One of the most common signs of brake trouble is when your brakes start to feel mushy. You may feel like you’re practically standing on the brakes trying to stop. That “mush” can come from a few different things.

     A faulty master cylinder

     Air in your brake system

     Brake fluid that’s past its service life

     A leak, hole, or tear in your brake lines

The remedies run from simple to complex and expensive, which is why we urge you to visit our Acura service center at 3200 Virginia Beach Blvd. Sometimes it’s as simple a fix as machining your rotors or installing new pads; other times, you may need new brake lines, or a more expensive fix like a new master cylinder. Leave it up to a neighborhood mechanic or try to do this yourself and you may find yourself spending much more than you should — and still not solving the problem.

With that in mind, and with all that your brakes do to keep you and your family safe, don’t leave it up to chance. Visit Hall Acura Virginia Beach for professional brake service.

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