Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Accokeek.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Brian

Brian

20 years of experience
131 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Brian did an excellent job, he was very professional and knew exactly what he was doing. Thanks Brian good job.
Friendly, highly experienced professional!
Theodore

Theodore

14 years of experience
1047 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore was prompt and did a job well done. I had initially requested to have both my front and rear brakes and rotors done, but he told me that I only needed the front ones replaced at this time. He also rotated my tires at no charge, and gave me additional details about managing some other potential issues about my car. I appreciate his honesty, and trust his advice.
Arrived on time, changed oil and replaced brake pads. Polite, professional and efficient, very pleasant to work with, highly recommended.
Richard

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Once again Richard did a excellent job on my car.his knowledge and expertise is second to none.
Very professional,excellent work and very courteous.everything was in a timely manner.
Tyrone

Tyrone

9 years of experience
421 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Tyrone was great. He came promptly and took care of everything we needed in terms of our brakes and rotors with minimal fuss. He was in and out within just a couple of hours and was extremely friendly, helpful, and professional. Will definitely be booking Tyrone for our next car repair or service!
Xavier

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Outstanding guy....
Richard

Richard

19 years of experience
455 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
He was very nice and professional. The site is easy to use. I immediately posted my great experience on Facebook, because I want others to use this site and am now a big supporter of it!
Chris

Chris

9 years of experience
277 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Persistent. Stayed till the job was done right.
Cesar

Cesar

7 years of experience
291 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
I found Cesar to be professional and knowledgeable. He lets you know he wants to build a solid working relationship by making the customer happy with the completed job. I would hire him again. I would not say the same for the the company he works from. I found them not forthcoming with pricing and explanations. ASK lots of questions before booking. Services other companies offer free, they charge over and above.
Steven

Steven

5 years of experience
22 reviews
Steven
5 years of experience
Efficient and nice
Patrick

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Arrived on time, with all tools needed to completed the work. Very knowledgeable! Kept me informed with each step as to what was being done and why it was necessary. Thank you Patrick!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Accokeek?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Accokeek. Our mechanics in Accokeek are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Accokeek.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ram 2500 $181 $84.55 $95.98 15% $213.55
2009 Aston Martin DBS $141 $60.96 $79.99 16% $168.46
2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport $178 $81.92 $95.98 15% $210.92
2004 Audi A4 Quattro $227 $146.61 $79.99 10% $254.11
2012 Mercedes-Benz E550 $191 $94.54 $95.98 14% $223.54
2006 Porsche Cayenne $301 $212.67 $87.98 9% $330.92

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Brake Pad Replacement Service

What are brake pads and how do they work?

Brake pads consist of friction material that is bonded to a sturdy steel backing plate. When you push on the brake pedal, the friction material on the brake pads is forced against the inner and outer surfaces of the steel brake rotor under tremendous pressure. The resulting friction causes the wheels on your car to slow rapidly allowing for a quick, safe and controlled stop. After thousands of miles, this friction material eventually wears away, and the brake rotor wears away as well, requiring replacement.

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When to replace brake pads?

Here are several indications that you need new brake pads:

  • Wear indicator on vehicle dashboard. When the friction material on the brake pads is worn to within 2 mm of the pad backing plate, replacement of the pads is necessary. Most newer cars today have electronics built into the brake pad. When the pad is at a point that it needs to be replaced, a symbol will appear on your vehicle dashboard’s instrument cluster. Consult your owner’s manual to learn what the symbol looks like.
  • High pitched squeal when braking. When the friction material on the pads is worn close to the backing plate, you may hear a squealing or squeaking noise as you drive regardless of whether you are applying the brakes or not. That squealing or squeaking noise is designed to make you aware that the brake pads are getting low and need to be inspected. If all of the friction material on the brake pad has been worn away, you will hear grinding and scraping noises when you apply the brakes. Pad replacement is mandatory at this point and the vehicle is unsafe to drive until corrected.
  • Brake pedal pulsation or vehicle vibration. Over time, brake rotors may develop excessive thickness variation (>.001 inches), excessive runout on the wheel hub (> .002 inches), or the brake rotor may warp due to high operating temperatures. If these defects exist, you may notice pulsation in the brake pedal or steering wheel during braking. New pads and rotor resurfacing or replacement will be required if the rotor has any of the above-mentioned deficiencies.
  • Vehicle pulling or wandering on braking. If your car pulls to the right or left during braking, that could be a sign of a sticking brake caliper, misalignment of the suspension, and sometimes tire defects or uneven tire inflation from side-to-side. The mechanic who inspects your vehicle will determine if new brake pads alone will resolve the issue or if other repairs are needed.
  • High mileage on existing pads. Regardless of whether any of the above brake system symptoms occur, every 10,000 miles a mechanic should measure the thickness of the remaining friction material on the brake pads and perform a thorough visual inspection of the braking system.
  • Brake system warning lights and/or maintenance reminder messages. Should your brake system warning light ever illuminates, or a brake system related maintenance reminder message appears in the driver information display, have your vehicle inspected and repaired as soon as possible.

How do mechanics replace brake pads?

Normally, pad replacement requires these steps:

  • Confirm the thickness of the remaining friction material on the brake pads. If the remaining friction material is less than 2 mm in thickness, pad replacement is warranted.
  • Visually inspect the brake rotor surface that contacts the pad (for scoring, pitting, grooves, rust) and measure the brake rotor with precision tools for thickness variation, run-out and warpage.
  • Inspect the caliper, torque plate, pads, and rotors to determine if the caliper is operating freely (i.e., inspect for stuck calipers).
  • Install new pads and any additional recommended components (e.g., rotors, if rotors depart from OEM specifications) only with customer approval of course.
  • Lubricate brake system components, such as caliper sliding pins, and inspect the condition of the brake fluid. Top off brake fluid as required.
  • Perform a basic 50 point safety inspection of your vehicle.
  • Finally, the mechanic will test drive your vehicle to confirm normal operation of the brake system.

Is it safe to drive with a brake pad problem?

Driving a vehicle with a known deficiency in the braking system is unsafe and consequently is not recommended. Worn out brake pads can increase stopping distances and so for your safety, it is always advised that worn out brake pads be replaced promptly. Further driving is not recommended and you should request service at your earliest convenience if any of the following circumstances exist: stopping distances are much greater than what you are accustomed to; the brake pedal is not firm or is low; there is loss of braking power assist; the vehicle pulls severely to one side on braking; or the brake system warning light is on.

If you detect unusual noises, such as squealing or grinding, but stopping distances are close to what you are used to, and the brake pedal is firm, and there are no warning lights, it may be safe to proceed to your destination but schedule service at your earliest convenience. When it comes to the brakes on your vehicle, always err on the side of caution and have a mechanic check your brake pads and braking system at the first indication of a problem.

When replacing brake pads keep in mind:

Brake pads must always be replaced as a set, that is both wheels (driver and passenger side) on an axle, front or rear, must be serviced. If brake pads on only one side of the car were replaced, your car might pull to one side when you apply the brakes. Often, resurfacing or replacement of the brake rotors is necessary and a competent mechanic will always measure for wear and damage to the brake rotors and advise you as to whether rotor replacement or re-surfacing is needed.

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