Brake Job

Brake Job

Brake Job 800 533 Ronys Car Pros

The braking system is your car’s most important safety system. Here is a brief explanation of how brakes work: When you push the brake pedal, the force generates hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder. This pressure flows through the hydraulic lines and hoses to the wheel cylinders and calipers, forcing the shoes against the drums (Drum brakes) or pads against the rotors (Disc brakes). The resulting friction slows the vehicle and is relative to the amount of force applied at the brake pedal.

So never put off routine brake inspections or any needed repair, so that you can stay safe. Brakes are a normal wear item for any car. If you wait too long, and get to the metal-on-metal point, this usually means more expensive rotor or drum replacements. The typical “brake-job” consists of brake pad and/or shoe replacement, along with related hardware. Depending on the condition or thickness of the drums or rotors, resurfacing or replacement may also be necessary. The following symptoms tell you that your car needs its brakes checked and or replaced:

  • The car pulls to one side during braking.
  • The brake pedal pulsates when you apply the brakes.
  • The brake pedal feels mushy.
  • You hear noise when you step on the brake pedal.
  • You repeatedly need to add brake fluid to the master cylinder.
  • Your “Brake Light” is on in the dashboard.

**Your car owner’s manual might specify periodic flushing and filling of the brake hydraulic system. Contaminated brake fluid may lead to erosion and other problems in the hydraulic system, especially on cars with ABS brakes.

Rony is the ultimate “fix-it” guy. From early childhood his passion was understanding how things work, and fixing anything that was broken. Rony began his technical training as a teen at the BMW dealer in Guatemala City. After immigrating to the US, Rony continued his education in mechanics and quickly built a solid client base. His dream to have his own shop became reality in 1999, first on Venice Blvd, and then just 2 years later at the current location on Washington Place. In 2008 he opened the second location in Culver City near National Blvd, where he has established a robust collision and mechanical business. He loves getting to know his clients personally as well fixing their vehicles. On the personal side, Rony is a great father, actively raising his 4 children, in addition to refereeing soccer for AYSO and high school teams. He loves to travel internationally and appreciates excellent cuisine.

Rachel grew up near Culver City, and was fortunate enough to live in Argentina and France Before meeting & marrying Rony. She graduated from UCSB and prepared for entrepreneurship with training from Bank of America, and later with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. The first shop was opened the same year as their first child was born, so she has always had to balance her time between caring for their children and the business administrative duties. She too loves to travel internationally, riding bikes and dancing. Rony & Rachel have learned to blend their many complimentary talents, and this successful growing business is the result.