Moreno Valley’s Best Brake Service is at Ramona Tire & Service Centers

There is no better auto shop in Moreno Valley, CA for high-quality brake repair than Ramona Tire & Service Centers! From a simple repair to a complete overhaul of your car or truck brake system, our ASE-certified specialists are ready to assist. Ramona Tire is proud of its superb customer service along with precision repairs and professional diagnostic work.

Your safety and that of your family is our primary focus. Call or book online when your brake pedal hesitates or is spongy. Don’t wait!

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Avoid Brake Failure With Routine Brake Inspections

We recommend bringing your vehicle in for a routine brake inspection every six months or 6,000 miles. These brake checks can help you avoid dangerous breakdowns or accidents on the road. Ask our service staff for their advice about more or less frequent inspections if you have questions.

All of the following components of your brake system will be thoroughly inspected at Ramona Tire during a brake inspection:

  • brake pads
  • rotors or drums 
  • brake calipers 
  • brake cylinder 
  • brake shoe 
  • brake pedal 
  • sensors 
  • ABS module 
  • brake lines

After the inspection, your technician will review the results with you. Any repairs that are suggested will be outlined on a written estimate. Whether the repairs involve machining drums and rotors, replacing brake pads or shoes, or lubricating calipers, Ramona Tire uses the latest automotive technology in the industry. All repairs will be done to the highest quality at the best value. When repairs are completed, our technicians will test-drive your car to make sure all work meets our high standards. 

Ramona Tire & Service Centers adds value whenever possible. Check out our coupon and savings page each time before bringing your car into our shop. Specials change frequently!

Warning Signs of Brake Problems

In between brake inspections, pay attention to unusual noises or changes in response time in your braking. Watch for:

  1. Pulling to one side when braking.
  2. Grinding sounds coming from the brakes.
  3. Brake pedal vibrates upon braking.
  4. Warning light on dash comes on.
  5. Overly sensitive brakes.
  6. Yellow liquid leaking from the car.
  7. Brakes don’t react quickly.
  8. Brake pads have thinned.

Catching problems early not only keeps you safe— it can also save your time and money. 

Take Advantage of Our free Concierge Service 

If you are having brake problems, it may not be safe to drive your vehicle, plus your days are already busy enough. Why take a chance driving to Ramona Tire with faulty brakes plus spend time in traffic? Take advantage of Ramona Tire’s free Concierge Service!

We will come to your home or workplace (within three miles of our shop) to pick your vehicle up for its scheduled service. It will be repaired and sanitized before we return it to you. It’s as easy as that.

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Brake Service FAQs

What Is the ABS system?

ABS stands for anti-lock braking system. It is a safeguard that goes into action to prevent the wheels on a vehicle from locking up in heavy braking situations. The ABS pumps the brakes and stops the wheels from skidding, which prevents the car from going out of control. If the ABS dashboard light comes on, the car’s brakes are likely to need attention. Bring your vehicle to Ramona Tire in Moreno Valley and check in with our brake services mechanics.

Are Disc Brakes and Drum Brakes the Same?

Disc brakes and drum brakes both stop vehicles, but they do that differently.

Most cars today have a disc brake system on both the front and rear of the car. Many older model cars have disc brakes on the front only, with drum brakes on the rear.

Disc brakes consist of a disc-shaped rotor and a pair of brake pads that create friction, whereas drum brakes use a circular drum and brake shoes. Auto centers with professional brake shops, such as Ramona Tire, can help you identify the type of brakes your car has and provide brake repair services.

Which Brake Pads Are the Best?

The best brake pads are the ones that are right for your car or truck.

Most brake pads today are metallic, ceramic, or organic. The most common and least expensive are metallic pads. Ceramic pads are lightweight and are often used in performance vehicles; they are also more expensive. Organic pads are environmentally safer but tend to wear out faster. Ask your Ramona Tire brake specialist for advice when choosing which is best for your car or truck.

Do My Driving Habits Affect My Brakes?

Yes! Here are some things that you can do to protect your car’s brake pads:

  • Avoid speeding, which often results in hard braking.
  • Don’t ride the brake by having one foot on the brake pedal all the time.
  • Avoid driving in stop-and-go traffic as much as possible.

Although you can’t control the terrain where you drive, be aware that braking in hilly or mountainous areas wears out brake pads more quickly. Make sure to have your brake pads checked often and keep up with your schedule of brake inspections at Ramona Tire. Preventative maintenance, including brake checks, can go a long way toward avoiding expensive repairs or parts replacements later.

Are the brakes connected to the parking brake?

The parking brake is used to keep your car in a stable position and is typically connected to the rear wheels. So, this brake acts as a backup to the primary brakes. Some cars do use a parking brake connected to the rear brake calipers. These are connected to the same brake pads in order to operate as a parking brake.

What Are Some Other Red Flags for Brake Problems?

Some warning signs for brake problems may actually be a problem unrelated to the brakes. But there is only one way to find out: Get your car or truck into the shop to have your brakes checked out by an experienced mechanic.

There are, however, some signs that will let you know that it may be time for brake service. These include:

Bouncing or erratic stopping when braking quickly

There may be some moisture in the braking system or the brake fluid may need to be replaced. The pad itself may be worn or defective, so have it checked out.

Overly sensitive brakes

If your brakes begin to react too forcefully as soon as you press the brake pedal, they may be contaminated with grease, fluid, or dirt. The brake calipers might need to be readjusted, a mounting may be loose, or the caliper pistons might have seized up. Our Moreno Valley mechanic can tell you exactly what needs to be repaired or replaced. 

Brakes hanging up or dragging

Brakes can fail to disengage completely in several ways. A common symptom is a burning smell from the heat generated from a brake “hanging up.” Driving with a disengaged brake is unsafe and can cause a lot of damage in a short period of time.