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Matthew

11 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
11 years of experience
quick and clean and problem free
Awesome!

Matthew

32 years of experience
781 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
He arrived right on time, and started and finished in a timely manner. Once he was done working he gave me more information about the problems my car was having than I expected. This was my first time having work done and it went very smoothly.
Expert mechanic with people friendly personality plus amazing work.

Chuy

13 years of experience
172 reviews
Chuy
13 years of experience
Very kind. And professional

Attila

18 years of experience
566 reviews
Attila
18 years of experience
Awesome mechanic & very knowledgeable.

Brian

22 years of experience
335 reviews
Brian
22 years of experience
He was on time, personable and knowledgeable, a good guy!

Theodore

15 years of experience
1177 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Finally a honest and competent mechanic! Theo was on time and did a great job replacing the brake pads on my car (my dealer mentioned that they needed replacing). Theo showed how they had been deceptive with me. The pads still had substantial life left and didn't need to be changed. Theo also topped up the fluids in my car before leaving. He finished the work quickly and left the place clean.

Travis

17 years of experience
97 reviews
Travis
17 years of experience
This is the second time Travis has worked on my car. He's been prompt, knowledgeable, and professional. I'll continue to use him to work on my car.

Dave

22 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
22 years of experience

Sidney

13 years of experience
94 reviews
Sidney
13 years of experience
I found Sidney to be a friendly, knowledgeable, professional mechanic and I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends. He showed up and did the job with no prima donna carry on like you get in most shops nowadays and explained what he had done and what would need to be done on the next visit. I am hoping that I can specify that I want Sidney to do my repairs when next I schedule an appointment. Laurence Hoban.

Keith

26 years of experience
11 reviews
Keith
26 years of experience
Keith fixed my “rattling “ issue. He also replaced the rear brake shoes and adjusted the parking brake. He’s a very knowledgeable and competent mechanic.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Calumet City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Subaru Outback $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2013 Ford Explorer $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2012 GMC Savana 3500 $168 $55.59 $111.98 18% $206.09
2013 BMW 750Li xDrive $243 $154.77 $87.98 11% $273.02
2014 Acura ILX $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2009 Jaguar XJ8 $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09

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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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