At Action Auto Care, we want our Ramona customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the repairs and services to our professionals, but please don't hesitate to ask us questions about why a service is needed or how it occurred. Give us a call at 760-788-4849, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Action Auto Care offers.
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. If your brake pads deteriorate completely, you'll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it's too late and you're ruining your rotors or drums! Those with knowledge of auto repair may be able to fix this at home, but you should always see an auto repair professional immediately if you have brake problems.
In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your vehicle's wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a "like-new" condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. Action Auto Care will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliper problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact Action Auto Care as soon as possible.
A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagged or slow brake, and a leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don't need to be replaced often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.
Brake Fluid Flushes
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians at Action Auto Care about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don't stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, visit Action Auto Care where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Staff is great and always helpful. They never overcharge and will work with you on getting things fix that are priority. We have been going to them for 2 years now. We will continue to do so.
Great experience! My car unexpectedly broke down and they fit me into their busy schedule. Great communication and didn't cost me an arm and a leg. Now I know where to go in Ramona to get my car fixed. Thank you!
The owner Dave is very honest and fair. They've done a great job with my 2001 Ram. Highly recommend them.
Dave and his staff are amazing. They know what they are doing and they are very efficient. I have been coming here for many years, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Thanks Action Auto!!!
I have always had a great experience when I have taken my car to action auto. David and his staff have always been very nice, helpful, honest, and professional. They let you know what needs to be fixed/replaced immediately, what may need to be soon or in the near future, and if possible give you options of the such. I won't take my wife's car and my car anywhere else!
I have been going to Action Auto for 7 years and have been very happy with their work. They always go over things with you and let you know what is needed and the price. If things change they inform you and let you decide what to do. I would recommend Action Auto to all. Nice place and great service.
The guys at Action Auto are the greatest. They really care about the work they do and their prices are great. David the owner is honest, friendly and professional as are all the mechanics who work for him. I highly recommend Action Auto. I am so pleased to have found such a reliable mechanic shop to keep my Honda in excellent running condition.
Just an awesome place with a knowledge and trustworthy people, always friendly and always upfront with whatever problem you vehicle has.
I took my truck in because the check engine light was on and no one was able to retrieve the codes. Honest and knowledgeable, Action Auto was able to suggest a fairly simple repair and their diagnosis was correct. Affordable and relatively quick too, they have earned my business!
I HIGHLY recommend Dave at Action Auto. They brought back my confidence in mechanics. I brought my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee in to find out why the number 6 cylinder kept missing. After all the tests he done he called me and said it was a head gasket and possibly the valves but he couldn't tell me for sure until he brought the heads to machine shop. Once he found out that the valves did need to be done he gave me a call and let me know I told him to proceed. The job was done efficiently on time and a bit under what he quoted and done correctly. He has a great team there and a great lead mechanic. Dave is extremely honest and fair and does care about getting it done right. Thank you Dave, we'll done..