Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Aiken.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Patrick

13 years of experience
395 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Patrick was very nice, arrived on time and did a great job. Would definitely recommend him.
Thank you Islam! You were so nice even though we left you alone the whole time. Happy with your work and hope to see you again :)

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
he is truly a credit to the establishment.he a impressive mechanic...when I call I don't want anyone but Robert k. working on my three cars.(tell Robert k.i say HI } jack chinn
Awesome and honest guy. I went to the dealership and they told me I needed new rotors and pads. I booked an appointment with YM. Robert texted me letting me know that he could come early. When he arrived he explained and showed me that my rotors didn't need to be replaced and that my front pads were like brand new. I truly appreciate honesty. I hate when mechanics try to take advantage of females. If I ever need any other work done on my car I will call YM. Thank you Robert!

Jasmine

21 years of experience
91 reviews
Jasmine
21 years of experience
He was very professional, fast and reliable person

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience
Fast and good service. Will use him again next time.

Andy

12 years of experience
13 reviews
Andy
12 years of experience
Andy was on time and did a great job replacing my front brakes. He showed me the old brakes where they were worn, and showed me a problem area that I should fix so I would not break down on the road somewhere.

Steve

28 years of experience
49 reviews
Steve
28 years of experience
Steve was on time, very courteous, and went out of his way to explain what he was doing and why. Exactly what I want from a mechanic. Will definitely use his services again.

Jose

23 years of experience
60 reviews
Jose
23 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgable. Showed up on time and did great work.

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Work was done quickly and thoroughly. Would choose Travis again.. highly recommended.

Napoleon

25 years of experience
146 reviews
Napoleon
25 years of experience
I was impressed with the service he has provided. Very professional and done the job les than as quoted. He was right on time .

Khoa

18 years of experience
352 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Khoa is great. Fast, reliable, and honest. He would cancel replacements that were not needed and didn't take advantage of me. Highly recommend him to anyone.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Aiken?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Aiken. Our mechanics in Aiken 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 Aiken.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2015 Ford Expedition $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 $131 $50.72 $79.99 17% $158.22
2005 Audi TT Quattro $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72
2008 BMW 650i $193 $89.42 $103.98 15% $229.17
2009 Porsche 911 $227 $146.54 $79.99 10% $254.04

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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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