A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Dahlgren Garage customers stay safe. Whether your brake pads are signaling they need replacement, your brake light is on, or you're not comfortable with how quickly your vehicle is slowing down, call us at 540-663-3880 or visit us in King George and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's safety and reliability.
Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don't stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, visit Dahlgren Garage where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Brake Fluid Flushes
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians at Dahlgren Garage about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagged or slow brake, and a leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don't need to be replaced often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. If your brake pads deteriorate completely, you'll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it's too late and you're ruining your rotors or drums! Those with knowledge of auto repair may be able to fix this at home, but you should always see an auto repair professional immediately if you have brake problems.
The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliper problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact Dahlgren Garage as soon as possible.
In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your vehicle's wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a "like-new" condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. Dahlgren Garage will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Fantasticly kind, knowledgeable and trustworthy staff! The service was so wonderful as well. I will only come to Dahlgren Garage from now on.
Everyone working there was great, and the service was a very reasonable price!
The best friend my car ever had.
Great local repair facility.
Highly recommend this garage; knowledgeable staff that gave me a quote over the phone and didn't charge me a penny more. The other local shop I called wanted to charge me extra labor on top of a more expensive price to start. Another customer was talking about being overcharged elsewhere nearby as well. Don't throw away your money, go to the honest mechanics over at Dahlgren Garage.
Very knowledgeable and friendly.
Garage delivers good quality work.
Highly recommend this garage. Great service.
Good Guys; Good Work.
I've been going there for 25 years. They get things done fast and right. I had a few things done at other places but had to have Dahlgren Garage redo it to get it right.
Incredible service, very friendly. Will not hesitate to bring my truck back to them. I just moved here, and I've found who will be taking care of all my auto needs. Thanks.
If you want it done right the first time.
Great, fast, friendly service. We have 3 cars, and we bring them all here for service. Would recommend this service station to every one. Been going here for years.
Great service and personality from everyone I seen here.
Excellent work done while I was at work.
Exceptional service at a fair price. Chuck and his team are always friendly and treat their customers with respect. I trust the team at Dahlgren Garage to help maintain all of my vehicles and can count on them to provide sound recommendations and advice. You can count on Dahlgren Garage to always treat you fairly.
Myself, my husband and my two sons have used Dahlgren Garage for years. Very good people and good service. Fair prices, and they explain what you need to do and what you can wait on.
We have a 2001 Camaro, and I count on their expert advice to make necessary repairs without fixing nice to have but unnecessary repairs. All repairs have been done right the first time at a fair and reasonable price.
They got me out of a bind when my brakes went while I was traveling through the area. They even stayed late to make sure that I could get back on the road that day. Highly recommend.
Great service (again). Thanks for taking care of my car. You guys always get it right. Chuck is awesome!
Fantasticly kind, knowledgeable and trustworthy staff! The service was wonderful as well. I will only come to Dahlgren Garage from now on.
I have used Dahlgren Garage for years now. I am continually impressed by their professionalism and the level of service they provide. Chuck's team is great.
I am so happy that my car passed inspection! I couldn't be more thankful. I will absolutely recommend anybody who has any trouble with their car to Dalgren Garage. Everybody who works there is so kind and caring. Thank you all so very much!
Old fashioned, excellent customer service is not dead with Chuck's team at Dahlgren Garage. Thanks again.
Excellent facility, prompt service, technicians very knowledgeable. I was very impressed, will do business with again! Thank You!
Your professional demeanor, attention to detail, and exceptional service will keep me coming back to Dahlgren Garage, but more importantly, it will be why I will call you FIRST with all my car requests.
Dahlgren Garage is not only professional, but they treat their customers like family. First and foremost, they are an honest enterprise--increasingly rare in the auto repair industry. Dahlgren Garage will work with you to save you as much money as they can while still getting you on your way with service you can count on!
These guys are great. I bring all three of my vehicles to Dahlgren Garage.
They were very helpful and explained everything very well! I will be giving them my business again!
Service was easy and fast. I dropped my van off in the morning, and it was ready to go by the time I got off work. Very friendly environment. Will return there for future maintenance!
Great guys. Amazingly fast and always perfect when they are done.
Very happy with the quality service that Chuck and his staff have provided for our family for many years!
We have been taking our cars here for years; always been pleased!