Ramona Tire & Service Centers Auto Repair and Maintenance in Ontario, CA

If you’re searching for expert Ontario auto repair, you’ll find that and more at Ramona Tire & Service Centers. Our ASE-certified technicians take pride in providing top-quality diagnostic and repair work on all of your vehicles. A free quote will be provided for any repair before work begins.

We also provide the best value for your money whenever we can. Our coupons page offers specials and discounts, and we also offer a credit card that gives you a dedicated line of credit for all your car repair needs. Apply here.

Ramona Tires: Your complete auto shop

Ramona Tire & Service Centers is proud to provide a full-range of services that exceed what you will experience in other Ontario auto shops. 

Tire and Wheel Services

You can protect your tires from excessive wear and make sure they are in top condition as long as possible by setting up maintenance inspections. The safety of your family depends on it. Ask our service staff to combine tire inspections with your other maintenance appointments to save time. 

Ramona Tires & Service Centers tire inspections include the following:

  • Tread inspection
  • Alignment
  • Repairs
  • Rotation
  • Balancing
  • Pressure check

Schedule an appointment now for the tire services you need.

Oil Changes

Changing the oil and oil filter in your vehicle is essential for protecting your car’s engine. Regular oil changes get rid of the contaminants and dirt that build up over time in the oil. If dirty oil and filter aren’t replaced, your engine may eventually seize and fail completely. 

If you notice any of the following between regular oil changes at Ramona Tires, set an appointment as soon as possible so our oil change specialists can check it out:

  • Dark or dirty oil
  • Oil smell inside the car
  • Oil change light on dashboard 
  • Smoke coming from the exhaust
  • Check engine light on dashboard
  • Engine knocking or other metallic sounds

Get the oil changed in your car or truck every 3,000 miles or three months, whichever comes first. Check with the technicians at Ramona Tires for further advice on your particular vehicle.

Air Conditioning Service

The AC system in today’s cars is more complicated than ever before. Our auto AC repair specialists will check the vent temperature inside the car and the pressure in the system. They will look for and repair leaks that may be affecting the system and recharge the coolant if necessary.

If you see condensation inside the car or notice the air blowing from the vents is not cold, book an online appointment for a diagnostic visit. You may avoid higher repair bills in the future.

Brake Service

We will inspect and evaluate your entire car brake system and performance, including:

  • Stopping distance
  • Drums and pads or shoes
  • Rotors 
  • All fluid levels 

And our brake technician will test drive the car to make sure the brakes are working properly before you leave.

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How often should I have my oil changed?

Generally, today’s cars require an oil change every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. But your first authority is your owner’s manual. Check the manual to determine what is right for your make, model, and year. It will also recommend the type of oil to use.

Older cars need oil changes more frequently, so contact your Ontario Ramona Tire & Service Centers to discuss this with one of our ASE-certified mechanics. They can advise you on the proper frequency based on your car and your driving habits.

Which is best for my car: synthetic oil or conventional oil?

Follow the recommendation in your owner’s manual first. If your owner’s manual doesn’t specify one or the other, you can choose between synthetic or conventional oil based on the cost and performance. They both protect your engine, but keep in mind that synthetic oil protects your engine better. It also reduces the buildup of sludge and operates better under extreme conditions. It is more expensive to use synthetic oil but the benefits are worth the extra cost.

For cars with more than 75,000 on the odometer, switch to high mileage oil. It has special additives that protect against normal problems that happen to older engines.

If you’re unsure about the best choice for your vehicle, our technicians will be glad to assist you.

My check engine light came on. Now what?

Don’t ignore it. If the check engine light is on but not blinking, drive the car to our Ontario auto repair shop. An auto mechanic will perform a diagnostic test to identify the source of the problem. If the check engine light is flashing, we recommend that you not drive it and have it towed to our Ramona Ontario auto repair shop where it will be diagnosed. If repairs are indicated, we will provide a written estimate of required repairs for your approval.

My car is overheating; what do I do?

Generally, overheating is related to the antifreeze or cooling system in your car (or both). The problem may involve your fan, radiator, thermostat, water pumps, hoses, and/or coolant. It’s best to turn off your AC and pull into a nearby spot to let the car cool down. Don’t open the hood until the engine has cooled significantly.

Your engine should be protected at all costs from overheating. Call your towing service to take the car to the nearest car repair shop to prevent any further damage. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your engine.

What about all the fluids in the car? When do they need to be changed?

This is one of the easiest ways for you to protect your car from unnecessary repairs. Follow the recommendations in your owner’s manual. In general, these are the recommended schedules for fluid changes:

  • Coolant fluid: every 60,000 to 100,000 miles
  • Differential fluid: every 60,000 miles
  • Brake fluid: every 30,000 miles
  • Transmission fluid: every 60,000 miles
  • Power steering fluid: every 30,000 to 60,000 miles
  • Fuel Induction (GDI) service: every 30,000 miles

At Ramona, we’ll help you keep up with your fluid exchanges to maintain engine protection and performance.

How often should I replace my car battery?

Make sure you are having the battery checked each time you have an oil change. This will alert you to any possible problems before you are left stranded. Batteries are sold based on how long they are expected to last. Most batteries last between three and five years, depending on how you drive. Starting the car and then letting the alternator have enough time to recharge means that short trips can drain the battery faster than is normal. Terminals and cable can loosen, break, corrode, or calcify which will weaken the battery. Our auto shop experts will check your battery for these problems.

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