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2420 Industry Street, Suite C
Oceanside, CA 92054
Get a quote on your premium brake job from Gearheads and experience our great customer service and quick turnaround times on all your brake job types. We use premium parts for brake pad, brake rotor, brake shoe, caliper, and brake drum replacement. Below is a typical cost range for most vehicles:
|Service||Total Estimated Cost*|
|Front or Rear Premium Ceramic Brake Pad Replacement||$129-$185|
|Front or Rear Premium Disc Rotor & Brake Pad Replacement||$195-$375|
Complete the form below or call 760.544.6181 to get an estimate and set your appointment to save big! We usually respond within 2 hours during business hours.
We work on foreign and domestic vehicles including Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes, BMW, Kia, Hyundai, Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, VW, Audi, Infinity, Lexus, Acura. Dodge, Chrysler,Jeep, Jaguar, Porsche, and others.
HOW DO BRAKES WORK?
When you press your foot down on the brake pedal, a connected lever pushes a piston into the master cylinder, which is filled with hydraulic fluid. As the piston plunges into the cylinder, the narrow pipe at the end feeds into much wider cylinders positioned next to the car's brakes. Because the cylinders are much wider than the ones near the pedal, the force you applied is multiplied, clamping the brakes hard to the wheels.
Most cars have two or three different types of braking systems. There are disc brakes. For example, when the driver steps on the brake pedal, a pad of hard material clamps onto the brake disc and rubs it to make it slow down. The hard material are the brake pads that are pushed together by the brake caliper.
Some cars have disc brakes on all wheels, some vehicles have drum brakes on the back wheels, which work in a slightly different way. Instead of the disc and brake pads, they have brake shoes inside the hollow "drum" that press outwards. As the shoes push into the wheel, friction slows you down.
WHY FLUSH MY BRAKES?
Brake fluid absorbs moisture (the technical term for this is hydroscopic) which means it can corrode your brake system. Over time, the brake fluid absorbs air, moisture, sludge and other contaminants and gets compromised. Air in the brake fluid causes braking to feel spongy and significantly reduces braking efficiency. You will notice a difference in pedal feel with fresh fluid.
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