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Genaro

13 years of experience
287 reviews
Genaro
13 years of experience
My overall experience was good. Genaro arrived a bit late but I have no complaints with that because he kept me informed about his arrival time and did not make me wait for him or call him to find out his ETA. Break pads on the two front tires were changed in a reasonable time and he answered all my questions (generic and specific to the break pad job). He came with all the parts and tools and knew what to do. I have no complaints with this repair and therefore I think it deserves a 5-star.
Genaro called 1.5 hr before the appointment time. He was here early and replaced both front and back break pads in less than an hour. I would recommend him and will consider to book him to work on my truck in the future.

Mike

28 years of experience
35 reviews
Mike
28 years of experience

Shawn

12 years of experience
9 reviews
Shawn
12 years of experience
A great experience with Shawm. On time. Got the job done.

Vaughan

11 years of experience
92 reviews
Vaughan
11 years of experience
Vaughan was great and very knowledgable

Blake

13 years of experience
114 reviews
Blake
13 years of experience
He was on time and very sweet. He is extremely accommodating. I had an event I needed to get to and I was able to meet him, give him my keys, and not have to worry about it for the rest of the night. I will definitely be requesting Blake for future service requests. He is extremely professional, well-equipped, and knowledgeable.

Edgar

25 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
25 years of experience
Edgar was God sent! I am so glad he fixed my car and took time to answer my many questions. He explained everything so thoroughly. I definitely will request for him again if I should have any car problems in the future.

Grzegorz

41 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
41 years of experience

Jose

10 years of experience
58 reviews
Jose
10 years of experience
Perfect service and first time somebody is 30min early. Amazing.

Daniel

20 years of experience
52 reviews
Daniel
20 years of experience
very good and fast

Jonathan

22 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
22 years of experience
Jonathan was a life saver. Our car was not in a movable position blocking the garage door.. He rescued us and made our day. To get this level of expert work on a Sunday certainly goes above and beyond. Competent and quick professional workmanship got us on the road again with fair pricing. Thank-you again Jonathan.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Carthage?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee $151 $71.08 $79.99 15% $178.58
2009 Hyundai Sonata $151 $71.08 $79.99 15% $178.58
2016 Chevrolet Express 2500 $151 $71.08 $79.99 15% $178.58
2011 Lincoln MKS $151 $71.08 $79.99 15% $178.58
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $186 $106.25 $79.99 12% $213.75
2010 Porsche Panamera $726 $622.29 $103.98 4% $762.04

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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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