Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Federal Way.

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4.9/5

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Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe was courteous and professional
Noe did a good job. I'd recommend calling the customer if the mechanic is even 5 minutes late. I had to cal Noe. I'm very busy and my time is very valuable.

Michael

23 years of experience
67 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Was on time. Very professional. Got the job done quick. Would recommend and use again for future repairs.
My experience with Michael was Professional, Patient,and very efficient.

Ralph

36 years of experience
115 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Before Ralph's visit, I was very disappointed with the last mechanic and had considered no longer using the service. Ralph not only did a great job with my breaks, but he also uncovered some previous mistakes by the last mechanic. I have four luxury cars and would highly recommend using Ralph if you want a top-quality mechanic, who takes pride in his work and does a great job.
Professional and good

John

34 years of experience
314 reviews
John
34 years of experience
John is wonderful! I am so glad i discovered his service. I have booked him twice now to do an oil change and tire rotation, then change break pads. He arrives on time and gets the job done at my house in less than 1 hour.
John was a great mechanic who showed upon time, replaced my brake pads, and did not do work that was unnecessary. Definitely recommend.

Joseph

10 years of experience
2 reviews
Joseph
10 years of experience
Friendly, professional, quick and gave me detailed run-down of what was going to happen. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Max

15 years of experience
35 reviews
Max
15 years of experience
Max was extremely polite and helpful. He changed my brakes quickly and he gave me a quick lesson on maintenance and even helped me top off my oil!

Richard

9 years of experience
433 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Changed the rotors and brake pads with no issues. communicates well to the point.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
I booked Rocco after reading all the stellar reviews, and I'm happy to report mine will be added to the list! Amazing service!! My front brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. I'm typically anxious whenever I need to get car work done, but Rocco proved to be extremely knowledgeable, thorough, efficient, honest and friendly. I handed him my keys and after about an hour or less, the repair was complete. This guy knows what he's doing! I will definitely call him again for future work, and will recommend him to friends and coworkers. You're the best, Rocco. Thank you!

Donald

7 years of experience
56 reviews
Donald
7 years of experience
Donald came on time and did an excellent job.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Federal Way?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe $178 $81.92 $95.98 15% $210.92
2015 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2011 Hyundai Sonata $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2007 Lexus IS250 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2005 BMW 745Li $212 $115.92 $95.98 13% $244.92
2009 Jaguar XF $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69

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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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