At Lopez Tires & Service, we want our Oakland 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 510-534-7318, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Lopez Tires & Service offers.
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 Lopez Tires & Service where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
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 Lopez Tires & Service about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
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 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.
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 Lopez Tires & Service as soon as possible.
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. Lopez Tires & Service will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
My experience here has been by far the best experience I have had with any auto service. I came in on a Friday at 5:30pm to get a tire fixed and the owner noticed my passenger side mirror was missing. He offered to fix it and told me to call on Monday and he could give me a quote. I was really reluctant since I had gone to many places before who quoted me outrageous prices. However I decided to give it a try and he gave me a very reasonable quote over the phone and we set up to come in on a Friday. The process was effortless. I came in, start to finish it only took an hour and I was on my way. I would definitely recommend this shop to friends and family. They are reasonable, they are honest and their customer service was excellent.
Armando's shop was worth the drive for me from the peninsula. As a rideshare driver I need an honest, reasonable and efficient mechanic to take care of my ride. I got drilled & slotted rotors with ceramic brake pads for a more affordable a price then the dealer or a big tire & brake shop would charge me for regular parts.
Quality service and pretty fast
Very upfront, helpful, and reasonably priced!
Very good CustomerCare nice people
Lopez Tires is an amazing shop they take car of my car like it was theirs. Honest reliable no B.S. work! I cant recommend this place enough!!
GREAT service at a remarkably fair price! I got a flat on my Mustang and they sold me a slightly used tire at a great price and had it on my car so fast it was like I never had a flat at all! I'll be coming back now when I need a full set of new tires, because they took such god care of me. Highly recommended.