1. Schedule Your Appointment
Whether scheduling online or over the phone be sure and let us know what you're experiencing so we can provide fast and accurate service advice.
2. Diagnostics and Inspections
Drop off your vehicle and the shop will get to work with inspections and diagnostics using the same equipment as the manufacturers to determine issues and next steps.
3. Digital Vehicle Inspection Report and Estimate
Following the diagnosis we will text you a digital vehicle inspection report, containing pictures and videos of our findings and recommendations.
4. Review and Approval
A service advisor will reach out to walk you through the findings and recommendations to determine how you would like to proceed, or you can approve work directly in your DVI.
5. Work Performed or Scheduled
Most work can be completed immediately, or scheduled based on parts and customer availability.
How Christian Brothers Automotive Can Help
Common Brake Issues
If your brakes are malfunctioning, you will notice a variety of symptoms, including:
- The sound of something squealing or squeaking
- GRINDING WHEN STOPPING
- THE BRAKE PEDAL IS SPONGY
- WHEN YOU BRAKE, YOUR VEHICLE pulls to one side
- Driving at highway speeds causes your car to wobble or vibrate
The most common cause of brake problems is worn brake pads or rotors. To stop your vehicle, brake pads create friction and rotors disperse heat so that your brakes don't overheat. When it comes to functioning brakes, both pieces are essential. The good news is that if one of these pieces is damaged, our team at Christian Brothers Automotive Miramesa can replace it.
Your brakes may also be malfunctioning due to low brake fluid. This fluid is responsible for amplifying the force which you add to the brake system by pushing the pedal into the force which slows or stops your car. Moreover, it prevents corrosion on the internal metal components of your brakes.
How Our Team Can Help
During our brake service, we conduct an in-depth inspection before diagnosing and fixing any problems.
Our brake inspection includes the following checks:
- THICKNESS OF BRAKE PADS
- LEVEL AND CONDITION OF BRAKE/HYDRAULIC FLUID
- WEAR AND TEAR ON BRAKE HOSES
- The brake hardware
- WEAR ON ROTORS
You will always receive an upfront breakdown of all the repairs that need to be made when servicing your vehicle. It is always your choice to have your vehicle repaired, and we will never do anything without your permission.
Why Partner With Christian Brothers Automotive Miramesa
At Christian Brothers Automotive Miramesa, we're committed to reshaping the way you think about auto repairs and service. We strive to consistently go above and beyond what you expect from an automotive shop by embracing the Nice Difference® and loving our neighbors as ourselves. The commitment consists of:
- TECHNICIANS WHO ARE CERTIFIED.
- INDUSTRY-LEADING WARRANTY: 3 YEARS / 36,000 MILES - whichever happens last.
- ON EVERY VISIT, A FREE COURTESY INSPECTION IS PROVIDED.
- WIRELESS ACCESS AND BEVERAGES ARE FREE.
Q. "Why is my ABS light on?"There are several reasons your vehicles anti-lock brake system light might be on. The four common reasons that typically cause this light to turn on include a malfunctioning ABS module, low levels in the fluid reservoir, broken wheel speed sensors, or the system is turned off. Learn more here.
Q. "How long will my brake pads last?"There is no perfect answer to this. Brake pads can last up to 70,000 miles while others will need to be replaced as early as 25,000 miles. The type of vehicle you drive, how you use your vehicle and your driving style are all factors to consider. If you are interested in learning more about brake pad wear and how to extend its lifespan click here.
Q. "When do I need to change my brake fluid?"Along with the type of brake fluid, your car’s owner manual will indicate how often you need your brake fluid flushed and replaced. In general, brake fluids flushes are recommended every 30,000 miles or two years. Click here to learn more.
Q. "Do you offer a warranty?"As part of our Nice difference.® commitment to providing our customers the best auto service experience possible, we also offer a3-year/36,000-mile warranty on all the work that we do. We offer this warranty at every Christian Brothers Automotive nationwide, and it will be honored at any location, regardless of which branch did the initial work.
Q. "What is a Digital Vehicle Inspection?"With a complimentary Digital Vehicle Inspection (DVI) on every visit, you’ll see firsthand photos of your vehicle from under the hood. We’ll let you know if everything is functioning properly or if there are any areas of concern. You can even approve or deny our service recommendations, all straight from your smartphone, or you can, of course, give us a call and we’ll explain our findings in further detail.
Q. "Can you provide service under my extended warranty?"Yes. At Christian Brothers Automotive, we work with all major extended warranty providers to make needed repairs for our customers. If you have an extended warranty, you can discuss your carrier with our team when scheduling an appointment and confirm that the work will be covered. You can find a partial list of the extended warranty companies we work with here.
Hear What Our Customers Had to Say About Us
"I liked the customer service and going above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable while waiting in the store for my vehicle work to be done, specifically being offered a nice hot coffee with creamer."