Brake Service in Mission Viejo at Ramona Tire & Service Center

If you’re looking for top-quality brake work in the Mission Viejo area, look no further than Ramona Tire & Service Center.  Our ASE-certified brake technicians will inspect and repair your brakes using the latest technology. Don’t let an unexpected issue with your brakes put you in danger or keep you off the road.

Watch for These Signs of Brake Problems

Some early signs of brake problems are:

  • Unusual sounds, like squealing, thumping, or grinding.
  • A brake pedal that depresses farther than normal.
  • A vibration when braking.
  • Puddles under the car, yellow in color.
  • Pulling to one side when braking.
  • Illumination of the warning light for brakes  on dash.

If you notice any of these indicators, make an appointment at Ramona Tire auto repair in Mission Viejo.

Comprehensive Brake Services & Brake Repair

We offer a complete range of brake services, including:

  • Replacing brake pads and shoes, if necessary
  • Assessing the brake calipers and other related hardware
  • Checking and machining the drums and rotors
  • Checking fluid levels and refilling, if necessary

Ramona Tire & Service Centers offers competitive pricing on all services, but we also want to add more value whenever possible. So, check our coupons page for discounts and other savings.

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How Often Do My Brakes Need To Be Inspected?

We recommend a routine brake check every six months or 6,000 miles. It’s also a good idea to check with our brake specialists for their advice. The owner’s manual for your car will also include this information.

For your convenience, you can add our free brake check to all your other routine maintenance services, such as oil changes and tire rotations.  

Help Your Brakes Last Longer

There are several things you can do to help your brakes last longer:

  • Make gradual stops instead of quick, sharp stops 
  • Tailgating leads to sudden stops which wears brakes
  • Drive with one foot only (automatic transmission) 
  • Don’t routinely carry heavy loads in trunk and backseat

Save your brakes by changing these driving habits as much as possible.

Check out Our Free Concierge Service 

Your time is valuable and we know you don’t want to be tied up in a waiting area while your car is being serviced. Take advantage of our free Concierge Service so you can carry on with your day at home or work. 

Book this service at the same time you set an appointment at Ramona. We will come to your home or office (within three miles of our Mission Viejo shop) and bring your car to our shop for you. Your scheduled work will be done, and then your car will be sanitized and cleaned at all contact points for your safety. We will then return your car to you. It’s as easy as that!

Mission Viejo Brake Service FAQs

What is that grinding noise in my car?

Any time that your brakes begin to make a strange noise, it is typically an indicator that something is not working quite right. There are two common culprits for grinding noises that both require some brake service. The main causes are:

  • Metal-on-metal contact: This means that some part of your brake pads or brake rotors are colliding with a part of your brake calipers. This is often caused by some type of severe damage or wear and tear.
  • A foreign object in the brake calipers: Sometimes, an object like a pebble or piece of debris is caught in the brake calipers and needs to be removed through brake service.

If you are experiencing any issues with your brakes, Ramona Tire & Service Centers in Mission Viejo is here to help. Schedule an appointment to have your brakes checked or for brake service.

What does the brake system include?

The braking system contains many moving parts that all work together to bring your vehicle to a safe stop. The braking system is comprised of:

  • Brake pads
  • Brake calipers
  • Brake rotors (or drums)
  • Brake shoes (brake drum system only)
  • Brake line and hoses
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Various hardware
  • Parking brake cables
  • Master cylinder

Because there are so many different elements within the braking system, regular brake service is an essential part of your regular maintenance. Ramona Tire & Service Centers in Mission Viejo can keep all your brake service needs under control. Our crew of ASE-certified technicians is your source for brakes and auto care expertise.

Is there a difference between ceramic brake pads and semi-metallic brake pads?

There is definitely a difference between ceramic brake pads and semi-metallic brake pads. Ceramic brake pads are typically quieter and produce fewer particles when engaged. Though they are typically more expensive, ceramic brake pads tend not to absorb and disperse heat as well as semi-metallic brake pads.

Semi-metallic brake pads are usually more cost-friendly than ceramic brake pads and can function more efficiently in a wider range of temperatures. Additionally, semi-metallic brake pads will allow your braking system to cool faster as they can disperse heat more efficiently. Although they are cheaper, semi-metallic brake pads will produce more debris and could cause additional wear and tear on your brake calipers and other components in the braking system.

Why do I need regular brake service?

A consistent brake service has many benefits to the overall health of your vehicle; indeed, the brakes on your vehicle are such a crucial safety system, so they must be in good working order every time you drive. You use your brakes a lot while driving and this constant use will wear down your brake pads and brake rotors over time. Getting brake service from professional mechanics like those at Ramona Tire & Service Centers in Mission Viejo can drastically increase the life of your brakes and ensure their safe operation. Our team recommends that you make brake service a part of your regular vehicle maintenance.