BRAKE REPAIR SERVICES
We’re a top rated local brake repair services shop in San Leandro, CA. Your brakes are one of the most important systems on your vehicle. They’re critical for the safe operation of your vehicle, and they also take some of the most stress of any component in your car. That means that wear and tear is normal – but also that it’s doubly important to make sure your brakes are taken care of and are in good working condition. If you suspect that your brakes need some work and you’re in the San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, or San Lorenzo areas, Precision Auto Care is here to help. Want to learn more about brake repair and the signs that your brakes are in trouble? Keep reading, we’ll talk about some of the most common problems and the brake services that will fix them.
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$99.99 Full Synthetic Oil Change
STARTING AT $99.99. Motor oil and the parts needed for your oil change vary in price from vehicle to vehicle. Please call for an exact price quote for your vehicle make and model. Our technicians are trained to service just about every make and model vehicle, from engine repair to oil changes.
$160.00 Engine Light Diagnostic
Our technicians are highly skilled and experienced with just about every vehicle make and model. If your check engine light is on, you can bring it to our shop and we’ll diagnose what’s wrong with it. Any authorized diagnostic will be applied toward the cost of your repair, a $169.99 value.
REPLACE PADS / ROTOR
Your brake pads and rotor are two critical parts of your brakes. The pads help provide consistent pressure and enough friction to reduce speed, while also controlling heat build-up and minimizing excess wear and tear on points of contact. Over time, your vehicle’s brake pads and rotor will both wear out. Brake pads usually need to be replaced more often than rotors, but inspecting your rotors is critical because wear and tear on the rotor can escalate into a serious brake issue quickly. Rotors should also be inspected for rust, pitting, and any other signs that it needs to be resurfaced because resurfacing is usually faster and more affordable than replacing the rotors. Rotor issues can also cause a wide variety of problems, from inconsistent braking to a shaking steering wheel, and other brake issues, both subtle and severe.
SHAKY STEERING WHEEL
While there are plenty of other problems that can cause a shaking steering wheel, one of the most common causes is rotor issues. Typically, the problem is that the rotor is starting to warp and isn’t an even disc anymore, which causes vibration in a lot of different places, including the steering system. It’s important to get this problem diagnosed quickly for a couple of reasons. For one thing, an uneven rotor can quickly escalate and cause more problems with the brake system. Additionally, rotor problems causing vibration can cause other problems in your steering and braking system. The longer you go without fixing the issue, the more likely additional problems are the crop up.
LOW DUST PAS
Brake dust is inevitable and will happen with any brake pads. However, if you don’t like the look of sticky thick black dust on your wheel rims low-dust brake pads are a good option. Low dust pads are often ceramic, and they can be longer-lasting than traditional brake pads as well. But the big advantage is that they leave a lot less dust on the wheel and surrounding area, so you don’t have to spend as much time cleaning when you want to get a really spotless-looking car.
BRAKE LINE / MASTER CYLINDER REPLACE
Your brake system’s master cylinder is the part that provides brake fluid to the system. It helps manage pressure in the line and is absolutely a critical component in your vehicle. When your master cylinder isn’t working properly, everyone and everything in your vehicle is at risk. Contaminated brake fluid, brake pedal problems, and inconsistent braking are all signs that there might be a problem with the master cylinder or connected brake line. Modern vehicles have two brake circuits, so hopefully one will always be working, but it’s still important to check your master cylinders and the connected circuit. When there are problems with your master cylinder and brake line, replacing one or both of them is the go-to solution. Replacing the master cylinder will typically cost between $200-$600, but there are often additional fees for parts, brake fluid, and other miscellaneous costs on top of that.
BRAKE FLUID FLUSH
Like all the fluids in your vehicle, your brake fluid occasionally needs to be replaced. Flushing the brake fluid helps clear out the system and make sure you aren’t getting particles and contaminants in your brake line in the new brake fluid. Brake fluid flushes should be done at least once every two years, or every 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. The good news is that this preventive maintenance is relatively affordable for most car owners. A typical service will cost around $100, and most of that cost is labor. Whether you need a routine flush, to change your brake pads or more serious maintenance, Precision Auto Care can help keep your brakes working the way they should. Contact us for your next brake appointment or inspection, today!