Brake Inspection

Brake Inspection

Avoiding costly repairs and maintaining your peace of mind begin with regular brake inspections. Jiffy Lube® performs a visual inspection of your brake system, measures the brake pads and provides service recommendations.

WHAT WE DO:

Our technicians will perform a visual inspection of your vehicle’s brake system. During that inspection, we will measure your brake pads and provide a written evaluation of any service recommendations. Any service recommendation is based on your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications and the condition of the brake components that impact system performance.

HOW IT WORKS:

When you press the brake pedal in a brake system, the hydraulic fluid, generally referred to as brake fluid, is pressurized via the master cylinder. The fluid passes along the brake lines to the cylinders positioned next to the brakes at each wheel. There are typically two types of brake systems – disc brakes or drum brakes.

Disc brakes, the most common type of brake system, consist of a disc or rotor, a caliper and a pad. When the brake pedal is depressed, the hydraulic fluid passes through the lines, causing the caliper to press the pad against the disc. The application of the pad against the disc generates friction, causing the vehicle to slow. Drum brakes use a similar, but unique, system.

Drum brakes consist of a brake drum and brake shoes. When the brake pedal is pressed, a cylinder pushes brake shoes with brake linings against the inner surface of the brake drum, generating friction, causing the vehicle to slow.

HOW OFTEN:

If you're hearing abnormal sounds or experiencing unusual stops, it’s a good idea to have your brakes inspected immediately. Otherwise, it is generally recommended that brakes be inspected with regular tire rotations – about once or twice a year - based on most manufacturer recommendations.

Jiffy Lube® recommends following manufacturer recommendations, where applicable, for maintenance schedules and service intervals.

Not all services are offered at each Jiffy Lube® location. Please check with your local Jiffy Lube® service center for specific services offered.

Locations

Jiffy Lube Washington DC Area Stores offers the Brake Inspection at the following locations. Visit our locations page for a complete list of services offered.

1210 W PATRICK ST
FREDERICK, MD 21703-3961
4301 BACKLICK RD
ANNANDALE, VA 22003-3141
10535 FAIRFAX BOULEVARD
FAIRFAX, VA 22030-3103
8786 CENTREVILLE RD
MANASSAS, VA 20110-5267
604 ELDEN ST
HERNDON, VA 20170-4721
3300 PLANK RD
FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22407-4958
511 S VAN DORN ST
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304-4611
2950 SOUTHGATE DR
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22306-6609
6415 COVENTRY WAY
CLINTON, MD 20735-2251
3160 CRAIN HWY
WALDORF, MD 20603-4846
3251 AUTOMOBILE BLVD
SILVER SPRING, MD 20904-4909
1109 N QUEEN ST
MARTINSBURG, WV 25401-3602
806 ROCKVILLE PIKE
ROCKVILLE, MD 20852-1224
6220 WILSON BLVD
FALLS CHURCH, VA 22044-3210
1517 S PLEASANT VALLEY RD
WINCHESTER, VA 22601-4489
15121 FREDERICK RD
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850-1109
13319 OCCOQUAN RD
WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191-1741
19520 WALTER JOHNSON RD
GERMANTOWN, MD 20874-2656
13701 LEE JACKSON MEMORIAL HWY
CHANTILLY, VA 20151-3534
204 GARRISONVILLE RD
STAFFORD, VA 22554-1525
46210 POTOMAC RUN PLZ UNIT 100
STERLING, VA 20164-6608
724 WARRENTON RD
FALMOUTH, VA 22406-1039
3825 DUPONT AVE STE C
KENSINGTON, MD 20895-2028
43910 FARMWELL HUNT PLZ
ASHBURN, VA 20147-5827
8540 RICHMOND HWY
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22309-8514
560 JAMES MADISON HWY
CULPEPER, VA 22701-2409
13821 LEE HWY
CENTREVILLE, VA 20121-2414
5310 JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY
FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22408-2608
22781 THREE NOTCH ROAD
CALIFORNIA, MD 20619
220 SOUTH ST
FRONT ROYAL, VA 22630-2112
1648 WESEL BLVD.
HAGERSTOWN, MD 21740-5387
4141 VALLEY PIKE
WINCHESTER, VA 22602-2463
7320 SUDLEY RD
MANASSAS, VA 20109-2615
43149 TOWN HALL PLAZA
CHANTILLY, VA 20152