Services > Brake Repair and Service

$20.00 Off Fall 5K Service! Includes WIPER BLADES! Fall 5K Service Special - $20.00 Off! Includes: Engine oil and filter change, Includes replacement of both front wiper blades (stocked blades) and one bottle of Fuel Injection Cleaner in gas tank. Complete brake inspection, Tire rotation, Inspect tire condition & set tire pressures, Battery load test, Inspect & top off all fluids including washer fluid, Inspect all exterior lights and replace small bulbs as needed, Inspect engine drive belts, and coolant system inspection. Not valid with other offer or special. Special must be presented in advance. Some limitations may apply. ... [more...]
FREE 52 point Courtesy Inspection Bring your car in for a FREE 52 pt. Courtesy Inspection! We will check over your car for you to make sure it is in good running condition. Must make an appointment and drop off the car. Does not apply to diagnostic charges for specific issues. ... [more...]
$20.00 off on any Brake Repair Bring your car in for a Complementary Brake Inspection and Receive $20.00 off on any Brake Repair. Work must be completed same day as inspection. Cannot combined with other coupons. ... [more...]

Brake Repair in Dublin, Ca. by Tri-Valley Automotive

"My Brakes are Squeaking" Your brakes are an important part of your vehicle. You want to make sure you can stop quickly when it’s critical. Since we want the same thing for you, and when we service your brakes, we keep that in mind. We are not out to sell you as many parts as we can…but only to replace those parts that are worn or damaged performing the best brake job possible. A good brake repair will provide you with the most miles of trouble free service.

Brake pads . . . There is an array of brands and several formulations of friction material on the market today. For cars such as the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, SUVs such as the Nissan Pathfinder, or trucks such as the Toyota Tacoma, the most common formulation used from the factory is Ceramic. Being the style of choice in our shop ceramic brake pads provide the best compromise between longest life, quietest operation, and best modulation over the widest temperature range. In other words- they work great offering peace of mind. Also, they are relatively dust free. Some larger trucks, like the Ford F350 or Chevy 3500, require a Metallic or Carbon Kevlar formula; however, their needs are different from the grocery store taxi.

Rotors, or brake discs . . . The circular parts that the pads push up against creating the needed friction to slow your vehicle down. The surface of the rotors should be smooth and flat – if not, they can cause noise (squeaking, or grinding), or even a pulsating steering wheel. If the rotors are damaged or warped in any way, they should be replaced instead of re-surfaced. The end result is a higher quality brake job that will last as long as it should.

Educating you helps preserve the life of your vehicle. Brake pads and rotors are the major wear parts in the brake system. Of course there are other parts involved; however, their life expectancy is longer than that of the pads and rotors.

When a customer brings their car in with a brake complaint, we perform an inspection at no charge – whether it’s a noise, vibration, soft pedal or it’s just time to take a look. You’ll receive an estimate based on the repairs needed, and we will also advise on what might be coming in the future. We are not out to sell you as many parts as we can, like some major franchises. Our goal is to take care of you and your car, do the necessary repairs and nothing more, at a fair price. This is our value proposition to you.