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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

11,884

Rating Summary
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Dave

22 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
22 years of experience
A very nice guy. Arrived on time. Fixed things quickly.
Dave is great! Very knowledgable and polite, arrived right on time and fixed all promptly. Many thanks!

Robert

30 years of experience
587 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
This guy is a car genius or something. He had the front brakes and rotors replaced so fast that I barely had time to finish a glass of coffee. On top of that he noticed about three other issues that will break sooner or later - no pressure, just pointed them out. I feel sorry for those suckers stuck at Pep Boys and places like that.
He exceeds expectations each and every time. It's not the fist time I've had him working on my cars, awesome job, always on time.

Attila

18 years of experience
566 reviews
Attila
18 years of experience
I have used Attila three times now and each time he has delivered. Knowledgeable and doesn't try to sell you more services than needed
Great guy did the job right and how it’s supposed to be done thanks again

Andrew

10 years of experience
605 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Andrew has always been on time completed workin a reasonable amount of time. Very good at explaining what needed to be done.
Andrew performed rear brake job on my vehicle. He did a great job and made sure everything was working without noise before he left.

Arturo

26 years of experience
143 reviews
Arturo
26 years of experience
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

Genaro

12 years of experience
287 reviews
Genaro
12 years of experience
Very happy with his work! He was on time, was quick and efficient. Would absolutely book him again.

Michael

10 years of experience
98 reviews
Michael
10 years of experience
Always shows up on time. I feel like I'm gonna stick with him for all my services from now on as he seems trustworthy and his work has been spot on so far.

Behrak

8 years of experience
41 reviews
Behrak
8 years of experience
He communicated very well regarding the challenges for my vehicle. I also appreciated the communication on his arrival, etc.

Duane

24 years of experience
395 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
This is the third time I have Duane work on one of my family cars and he's always been great! Can't go wrong with this guy! :)

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Mr. Joseph services are awesome, he is knowledgeable about auto mechanics and i would book him for a different service.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Essington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Buick Lucerne $160 $55.59 $103.98 18% $195.34
2013 Ford F-350 Super Duty $168 $55.59 $111.98 18% $206.09
2009 Nissan Versa $178 $97.57 $79.99 13% $205.07
2011 Lexus RX350 $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2014 Acura ILX $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2016 Jaguar F-Type $291 $211.02 $79.99 8% $318.52

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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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