At Poway's Accurate 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 858-842-1414, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Poway's Accurate 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 Accurate 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 Accurate 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 Accurate 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 Accurate Automotive where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
I rolled in off the street without an appointment needing a SMOG check. Dirk greeted me with "We can squeeze you in" and less than 30 minutes later I was out the door. Friendly, courteous and reliable ... I will definitely give them return business and referrals. Thanks, Dirk!
The people here have been very friendly and upfront about my car repairs. I have worked mostly with Brian and I keep coming back because I trust Poway's Accurate Automotive to give me honesty about my car and great service when repairing it. They are also fairly priced, which helps a lot.
Super fast smog check. In and out in about 15 minutes. Best price in town too. This is my second great experience here. I will definitely be back again.
Thank you, Brian, Ronny and Dwayne for taking such good care of our vehicles and getting us out of the shop on time! A blessing upon your heads!
Great place will continue to do business with them would recommend to anyone.
Excellent Service but most importantly I appreciate your honesty. It is sooo difficult to find an Automotive Repair place that you fully trust to give an honest assessment of what is wrong AND NOT WRONG with your car. Poway's Accurate Automotive has done this with us enough times to of won our continued business.
Although I have only been to your shop twice, I know that Brian is taking care of me (and our vehicles). TRUST, cannot be bought, borrowed or stolen, it is only earned, through the dedication to doing what is right, even when no one else is watching. I have trust in your shop and I appreciate Brian, and his understanding of what your business needs.
The service is always over the top! I needed an oil change and they took care of my Ford Escape right away. I'm always greeted with friendly faces and always enjoy interacting with the staff. Will definitely recommend Poway's Accurate Automotive to my friends!
Great, quick, friendly, quality, reasonably-priced service! These guys were able to fit my car in last minute and were very upfront about the state of my car without being pushy, which is exactly what I want in a repair place. I would feel good about bringing my car to them again.
People were all friendly & helpful! Just like always!
I had my Tacoma aligned at this shop this past week, I called them up and asked them a couple questions about pricing, a coupon, and making an appointment, Jimmy was exceptionally helpful, professional and made sure I was well taken care of. Once I got there, they took my truck right away and had it done in about 45 minutes. They went above and beyond to make sure things were good and that I was satisfied after telling them about a miscommunication with another store. The professionalism and customer service this time around was unsurpassed, and much appreciated!
I heard so many negative comments about Perry Ford that I looked online and called Poway Accurate Automotive. Jimmy Norman answered the phone with a friendly " how can I help you"... I didn't know if he was a manager or other employee, but he treated me great. I have a Ford F350 diesel, I was worried because my power steering wasn't responding and my breaks were making a whining sound, I also had two warning lights showing. Jimmy told me bring it in, it won't cost you anything for us to check. True to his word, they checked and found easy fixes, did a complete brake check and found I had about 40 % brake pad left which left me a few months to decide my financial options... A package deal better than any I've found so far. Yes, Poway Accurate Automotive will be getting my business...my job gives me a lot of experience investigating truth...Jimmy Norman and this business are the real truth...
I highly recommend this shop, it's a shop that you can truly tell cares about each person who walks through the doors. My car was overheating while I was on my way to buy a new car. I pulled over to let my car cool down at the u haul next door. The u haul employee asked what was wrong. He told me to ask the guys next door for help. Jimmy and Derk helped me right away no questions. They sent me on my way with in 20 minutes and I was able to get my new car. He never tried to sell me anything I didn't need or fool me in anyway. Good mechanics are hard to find, I've already been back to the poway accurate auto and will continue to! You can trust these guys!
I had been to the sister shop of this one, precision automotive, and had a good experience. when they were too busy one day, they told me to go here instead. i was just in for an oil change but they found some steering parts that were worn out and an oil leak. again, they actually brought me into the shop to show me what was wrong on my car and were very fair with pricing. it was done when quoted and they never pressured me into getting the work done, but told me what would happen if i let it go. great service and work performed by some good guys. many thanks to the manager brian and the team of mechanics.
These guys are great, awesome people and fair price's. You can trust them
I had an appointment with another smog check center but turned too early off Pomerado road. They were able to take my car almost immediately and had it done in less than half an hour. They also turned out to be cheaper the the original place I was headed! Very friendly, courteous and helpful.
This shop is the real deal! Honest, helpful and very skilled professionals who do the right thing. Poway's Accurate Auto team is where I will always go because I know they will be honest, fair and keep my cars in good shape. This place is a great find. Highest recommendation.
Just got an oil change here, great service, very friendly, and very helpful! I will definitely be going back!
Brian is wonderful & personable! He took care of both my daughter's first cars (used). Two na?ve young women & their mom, like feeling they can trust a car mechanic not to take advantage!