At Poway's Precision Automotive, we want our Poway 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 858-486-4444, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Poway's Precision Automotive 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. Poway's Precision Automotive 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 Poway's Precision Automotive 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 Poway's Precision Automotive 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 Poway's Precision Automotive where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
I recently brought in my Chevy Cruze for check engine light issue. The guys called to discuss the issues, checked if anything was on the recall list, and kept me informed on the status of a part being delivered from out of state. I am always satisfied with my service here.
This was my third time coming to this place and they didn't disappoint. They are always fast and professional and they have the best deals. I recommend this place to anyone needing automotive work done. Great Job!!!!!!
Service for a smog test and wheel alignment was prompt and professionally done. The service coordinator was courteous.
Very pleasant. Josh was very helpful. Thank you!
I arrived for my appointment and was immediately served. Within a half hour My car had been smog tested and I was on my way. Pleasant to work with and courteous. Thanks!
Has consistently done good work at a fair price, including no-cost warranty work when a replacement part failed. I recommend Poway Precision Auto.
I really am glad I brought my car here. They are fun, friendly and Straght forward.
They fit me right in to the next day schedule, estimated worst case scenario and then managed to finish repairs for much less! Good, knowledgeable, polite staff. I will be bringing them my business again!
Thanks for the excellence service! I can always count on the two of you to do the absolute best job possible. Your mechanics have been excellent and their expertise is exceptional
I took my truck in for it's DMV required smog certification. Had a 2:00PM appointment, but arrived early. Not a problem. Precision took me right away, completed my service in about 15 minutes & I was done. Very professional, knowledgeable & friendly staff.
I went in for a smog check, they were great fast and efficient and the coupon said 41.20 out the door and it was. There were no hidden costs. I will use them for all my other auto needs as well.
I would like to say that precision came recommended as the place to go for an alignment. I called and made an appointment for today. I got there 30 min. early and was able to get right in. Mike was the service tech and Jay assisted me at the desk. It only took 45 minutes and that included a tire rotation. The car is now perfect again, There are a couple of minor repairs they would recommend but there was no pressure from them. I am going to go back and have some other work done very soon. Just wanted to give Jay and Mike a huge THANK YOU for being professional and respectful of my time and money.
I came here when my brakes were making noise. they inspected the brake system and the rest of the entire car for free and told me exactly what needed to be done. they even brought me into the shop to show me the worn parts on my car. i opted to take my car back so i could shop around before i committed to buying anything from them. they ended up having the cheapest estimate and got the job done while i waited in the lobby. great service, nice guys, and quality work. will definitely be coming back here.
If you want exceptional service by a caring team of people that are honest and up front - then this is the place for you. I plan on being a long term customer - Dirk & Jimmy made me feel like family and were able to help me right away. A pleasure to work with any day of the week. Kenny who worked on my car took time to answer my questions thoroughly - nothing bad to say about this team. Will send as many referrals as I can. Thanks again for the great service.
Love this shop! Trustworthy and honest guys :-). Have been going here for a few years now and wouldn't trust my car with anyone else!! Thanks for your hard work guys! Funny reading some of these reviews ... Really goes to show you can't please everyone!
I took my car here for a smog check. I called for an appointment and they were ready for me at the appointed time. I ambled over from the waiting area to the inspection area and the mechanics were not irked by my presence. They chatted amiably with me while going about their tasks. The mechanics were very thorough and did not seem to be handling the car roughly. The inspection was completed in a reasonable time. The manager and mechanics are courteous and friendly. The only reason it's not a 5-star is because I had printed out a coupon from their website, but was still charged a little over the price on the coupon. Still, I'd definitely go back for the quality of service and customer care.
I was referred here for and alignment and scheduled an appointment. The place was easy to find with a large sign off the main road. When I arrived they gave me an estimate and told me the work would take a couple of hours. One of the guys mentioned a shopping center near by. It has a coffee shop, some eateries - even a movie theater, and took about a 10 min walk to get to. My car was done when they said it would be, and the cost was as estimated. The staff was great, - friendly and professional. A few weeks later I returned to have some recommended repairs done and had the same great experience.
Thanks to the skillful way problems were diagnosed and repairs made, our 1998 Chevy pickup truck performed well on our return trip to FL.