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25% OFF BRAKE LABOR
“Call us before you let anyone do your brakes!”
We will inspect your brakes at NO CHARGE and we’ll tell you if you do or don’t need any brake work. If you need work we’ll tell you exactly what we see and how much it will cost to make it right! No Gimmicks, No Games and No Fancy Up-Selling
We know brake repairs come with lots of questions, so please call Jerry or Chuck at 951-699-9912, they’ll be happy to answer them!
Appointments are not necessary at Best Tire & Wheel, but we will gladly set one for you. We welcome walk-ins as well as pre-scheduled drop-offs. If you’d like to make an appointment please give us a call at 951-699-9912 and we’ll set a convenient time that works for your schedule. Vehicle completion time is dependent on the services being performed.
Modern brake pads are made of very hard material. Most pads are either semi-metallic or ceramic. Car manufacturers are continually using lighter materials to lessen the weight of vehicles to increase gas mileage. Brake rotors are not as heavy and thick as they have been in the past. Brake rotors are worn thin over time just like brake pads, although not as quickly. Brake rotors have strict thickness regulations that must be followed. If rotors that are under minimum thickness are used, brake failure can result.
With 30 years of experience and state or the art equipment and highly qualified staff you are assured your brakes will be diagnosed and repaired properly and we’ll have you bake on the road quickly.
We turn rotors and drums in house to assure all work is done to our specifications and save you money on machining. When or if new rotors or drums are needed we use proven high quality replacement products to guarantee excellent brake performance.
When it comes to brake shops in Temecula our team of trained and experienced technicians provide the best and most complete brake services.
They inspect the following braking components:
Disc brake rotors and pads
Calipers and hardware
Brake drums and shoes
Brake fluid and hoses
The brake system equipped in your vehicle is a culmination of over 100 years of technological innovation, transforming crude stopping mechanisms into dependable and efficient pieces of speed variation equipment. While brake systems vary by make and model, the basic system consists of disc brakes in front and either disk or drum brakes in the rear. Connected by a series of tubes and hoses, your brakes are linked to each wheel and the master cylinder by said network, which supply them with vital brake fluid (hydraulic fluid).
We’ll take a closer look on how this works, but first we’ll provide a brief overview of the critical components that make braking possible. We can summarize all of your braking equipment into two categories:
Master Cylinders work like a pressure converter, by pressing your foot down on the brake pedal, the master cylinder creates hydraulic pressure which then pushes brake fluid to the wheel brakes which in turn clamp or expand the brake pads or shoes against the brake rotors or drums.
Brake Lines and Hoses:
Brake lines, whether they are braided stainless steel or tubing are designed to deliver pressurized brake fluid to the braking unit/s at each wheel.
Wheel Cylinders and Calipers:
Wheel cylinders are what make drum brakes work, they consist of cylinders surrounded by two rubber-sealed pistons which connect the piston with the brake shoe. Once brake pressure is applied the pistons are forced outward, pushing the shoes into the drum. Disc brake calipers actually squeeze brake pads onto the rotor/s in order to slow or stop your car. Both brakes system apply pressure to friction materials (pads or shoes) .
Disc Brake Pads and Drum Brake Shoes:
Brake shoes or pads consist of a steel backing or base with friction type material (semi-metallic or ceramic) bonded to it.
How Brakes Work:
When you first step on the brake pedal, you are activating the release of brake fluid into the brake tubes/lines or hoses, which then travels to the brake cylinder or caliper at each wheel. The compression of the brake pedal actually pushes a plunger in the master cylinder, causing the fluid to be released and forced into the lines/hoses. Because brake fluid cannot be compressed, it flows through the lines/hoses at the exact same pressure and motion it started with. This provides even braking which allows drivers to more easily maintain control. Performance of a vehicle brakes can be affected if air is introduced into the fluid; since air does compress, it creates sponginess in the pedal, this disruption in pressure and flow results in poor or reduced braking efficiency. The solution to this is the “bleeder screws” located at each wheel cylinder or caliper can be removed so that the brake system can be “bled” to remove any air found in your system.