Brake Services & Repairs
Offer valid at all Ramona Tire locations.
Come to the experts at Ramona Tire & Service Centers for special savings! Our premium brake service includes:
Visual inspection of the brake friction and hydraulic system
Resurface rotors and/or drums where applicable
Replacement of premium-grade brake pads and/or shoes
Check and repack wheel bearings if applicable
For best performance, have your brakes checked every 6 months or 6,000 miles.
Keeping your brakes in good condition is important to your safety and to the life of your vehicle. Watch for these signs that it’s time for brake service:
- Squealing, thumping or grinding sounds
- Yellow puddles of brake fluid
- Less resistance in the pedal when braking
- More distance needed to come to a complete stop
- Pulling to one side when braking
- Vibration in the pedal when braking
How Often Should I Have My Brakes Checked?
We recommend having your brakes checked every 6 months or 6,000 miles or if you suspect any problems at all. Here at Ramona, we offer a FREE brake check at all of our Inland Empire locations. We also check your brakes with every oil change if requested or during a tire rotation. Everyone’s brakes wear differently depending on the way they drive and their driving conditions, so how often a driver needs a brake service will vary.
Types of Brake Services
We offer a variety of brake services including:
- Free, complete brake inspection
- Brake pad or shoe replacement
- Lubrication of calipers and hardware, machine drums or rotors
- Brake fluid flush
After a brake service is completed, our experienced technicians will test drive your vehicle to ensure everything is working properly.
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Trust our ASE-certified technicians and AAA-certified locations for award-winning service and complete car care. We’re open six days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for your convenience.
Proudly Serving the Following Locations:
- San Clemente
- Rancho Cucamonga
- Palm Desert
- Mission Viejo-La Paz
- Moreno Valley
- Ontario, CA
- Mission Viejo-Santa Margarita
- San Jacinto
We understand how imperative it is that your vehicle is in proper working order. Because of this, we are introducing a new program designed with your security in mind.
The Ramona Delivery Program is a no-cost concierge service to help you eliminate unnecessary trips outside your home. We will pick up your car from your location (within three miles of Ramona) and return it to you free of charge after services have been completed.
Your peace of mind is as important to us as it is to you. We promise to continue to do everything in our power to eliminate uncertainties and make your life easier. We hope that the Ramona Delivery Program demonstrates our commitment to you, ensuring that you can safely be on the road when you need to be.
Ramona is Inland Empire’s top choice for tire services and repairs including tire rotations and wheel balancing. Our ASE-certified technicians use state-of-the-art tire equipment to efficiently and safely repair or replace your tires at a reasonable price. From road-force balancers, computerized alignment machines and procedures developed by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, there is no better place to get your tires serviced. We can help you with the following services:
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BRAD R Customer since 2020
Good group of guys there and was driven back to work after dropping it off
CHRISTINA J Customer since 2020
I asked to expedite oil change service in order to accommodate another appointment within the hour. They did everything to get me in and out quickly. Thoroughly inspected vehicle and found several additional recommended services from which we prioritized service and follow-up. I did not feel pressured and felt there was a strong customer care ethic in place. Clean and comfortable waiting room. I even think my car came back to me cleaner than when I left it. Very satisfied with service and would return and recommend to others.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are two major causes of a grinding noise coming from your brakes. First, if you’re hearing such a noise when pressing the brake pedal, it’s most likely caused by direct metal-on-metal contact between your rotor and part of the brake caliper. This is usually due to extreme wear of your brake pads or brake rotors.
Secondly, an object caught in the caliper can cause grinding noises. In this case, you will usually hear the noise consistently when the vehicle is moving. If this happens, bring your vehicle into one of our service centers as soon as possible to have it removed and eliminate the chance of more problems.
Either way, brake grinding is a serious issue that should be addressed immediately to prevent further, perhaps more costly damage. Catch any brake problems before you start hearing grinding by maintaining a regular maintenance schedule. A brake pad replacement is far less costly compared to replacing brake rotors and calipers.
The expert brake technicians at Ramona Tire & Service Centers can help you maintain your brakes and take care of that grinding noise. Schedule your appointment online now!
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The recommended interval for a brake fluid change varies depending on the type of vehicle. It may be every two to five years or whenever you have regularly scheduled fluid checks done. Your owner’s manual will provide the manufacturer’s recommendation for your specific vehicle.
There are several things that can indicate it may be time to have your brake fluid changed, including:
- Your ABS (anti-lock braking system) light comes on: In newer vehicles, this light will come on if your brake fluid is dirty or if the level is low.
- Your brake pedal feels different: If your brake fluid is dirty or is low, your brake pedal will feel different when pressed. It may be harder to press down or even feel “spongy.”
- Noises coming from your brakes: Dirty or low brake fluid can cause strange noises to come from your brakes.
- Brake pads not functioning as well: If your brake fluid is dirty or low it can quickly affect your brake pads. When you start to hear a squealing or grinding noise and your brake pads are not working as well as before, it’s usually an indicator that your brake fluid should be changed also.
- A burning chemical smell: A strong chemical smell after repeated hard braking is an indicator that your brakes are overheating due to low or dirty brake fluid. If this happens, immediately pull over and let the brakes cool or you risk overheating the brake fluid which can lead to brake failure.
Here at Ramona Tire & Service Centers, we recommend having your brake system checked every six months or 6,000 miles. This helps ensure your brake fluid is in peak condition and keeps your vehicle in a safe driving condition.
Schedule your appointment today for your free brake inspection with our ASE-certified technicians.
A variety of different components make up the braking system. These components include:
- Brake pads
- Brake shoes
- Brake calipers
- Brake rotors (and/or drums)
- Wheel cylinders
- Hardware (springs, adjusters, slides, caliper pins, caliper brackets)
- Brake lines and hoses
- Parking brake cables
- Master cylinder (contains the piston assembly and brake fluid)
During a brake inspection at any of our Ramona Tire & Service Centers locations, we thoroughly check every part of your braking system. This is not only to determine what brake services you may need but to help ensure the safe operation of your vehicle.
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Ceramic brake pads, which are a blend of dense ceramic and copper fibers, are quieter when braking and also produce less dust and particles. Reducing the wear and tear on other components from the brake dust. They also provide reliable stopping power in normal driving conditions. But, ceramic pads are more expensive and do not absorb heat as well as other materials.
Alternatively, semi-metallic brake pads, made of a blend of metals and graphite lubricant, offer improved braking performance in a wider range of temperatures and conditions compared to ceramic. Especially in high-performance driving. They also withstand heat better than ceramic brake pads and can help the brake system cool down faster. But, semi-metallic pads tend to be noisier during braking and can put more strain on the brake rotors. They are less expensive compared to ceramic brake pads.
Our ASE-certified technicians at any of our Ramona Tire & Service Centers locations can help you determine which type of brake pads would be best for your vehicle and driving conditions. Schedule your appointment online today!
Keeping your brakes in good condition is one of the most important ways to ensure your car is safe to drive. Any type of brake issue—odd sounds or changes in the way your brakes feel—shouldn’t be ignored.
To prevent problems and ensure the best performance and safety of your brake system, it is essential to have your brakes inspected and serviced regularly. Take care of any needed brake repair as soon as possible so you can be confident in the ability to be able to stop your vehicle effectively.
There are several tips you can follow to help increase the life of your brake pads and rotors. These include:
- Let your vehicle help you stop: Stop-and-go traffic can wear down your brakes much faster, especially your brake pads. Allow yourself more time to stop so you can stop more gradually. Or even better, let the vehicle coast and decelerate so you do not have to rely on the brakes so heavily.
- Only use the brake pedal when you really need it: Try not to rely on the brake pedal too much. “Riding your brake” when you don’t need it will wear your brake pads down faster. It will also cause your brake rotors to warp due to excessive heat generated.
- Resist aggressive driving: Give yourself ample space to stop and avoid tailgating. Doing so will mean having to stop less often and less wear on your brakes. More distance gives you time to let your vehicle decelerate on its own, generating less heat and friction in your brake parts.
- Reduce the weight: The more weight you have in your vehicle, the more brake pressure you’ll need to bring it to a stop. Additional weight will also wear your brakes down more quickly. Remove any unnecessary weight from the back of your vehicle to help your brakes work more efficiently.
- Have your brake system inspected regularly: Driving with worn brake pads puts more stress on the rotors and other components. Help prevent more costly brake repair through regular brake inspection and brake pad replacement as necessary.
Work these tips into your daily driving style to greatly extend the life of your pads and brake rotors. This will reduce the need for brake repair more frequently, reducing the brake pads cost over the life of your vehicle.
Schedule your appointment today for your routine brake inspection and brake service at Ramona Tire & Service Centers.