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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

10,732

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Chris

14 years of experience
414 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Great.

Andrew

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Great mechanic. Knew his stuff and helped me discover/understand what more actually needed to be done for my breaks. Sure it cost more to fix but it was needed and Andrew worked quickly to get the extra parts and put them on with no problems. Quick work. Great job. Will definitely hire him again for future work.

Luis

20 years of experience
49 reviews
Luis
20 years of experience
Very professional and informative.

Richard

11 years of experience
600 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
The entire experience with Richard was very pleasant, and I feel confident that my wife will be safe and free of mechanical issues driving her car when he finished. As other reviews mentioned he was a little early and had completed his preparatory work before his appointment time. I decided to work from home so I could be available if needed. I was a bit late meeting him outside due to my obligations. He let me know that he understood and had a calm demeanor that felt very sincere. My wife went to meet him before I was available to confirm the scope of work requested. After hearing from her why we wanted to have the brake pads (both drum and disc) replaced, he let her know that drum brakes often wear more efficiently and require replacement less often than disc. He told her that he would drive the car for a little while and inspect all of her brake pads to determine if we really did need all of her pads replaced. By the time he had returned I was able to meet with him and ask some further questions and let him know I was also very interested in any other potential issues he may find. He let me know that an inspection was a part of the service confirming what I had read on the website and that he would be diligent in looking over the car. As we conversed he was beginning to remove the wheels and hubs to expose the drum brakes in the rear. As we neared the end of our short conversation he had the brakes exposed and was able to show me with his brake pad gauge that the pads were not in critical need of replacement, possibly saving me the cost of parts and labor on this visit if I wanted to do it closer to their end of life. I asked what the minimum recommended pad thickness was and he was able to respond without hesitation. Since the drum brake pads were about midway to requiring replacement, I decided that it was best to do them during this appointment while I had the help of someone knowledgeable and with the proper tools. After this initial exchange he let me know he would inform me when the job was complete and review anything he found that required attention. He worked quickly and quietly from that point, and I passed by him on the way to run an errand. His attention was entirely on the task at hand and his work space showed the signs of organization that comes as a result of experience. After he informed me that the work was complete, he apologized that it took him longer than he had expected. If he had gone past our scheduled end time it was by a very narrow margin and I had not noticed. At no time did he seem to lose his composure while interfacing with us, or seem as though he need to hurry to be somewhere else. He was very focused on providing the proper care for our vehicle and wanted to see that the job was done correctly. He was sure to inform me of the results of the inspection as well and directed me to review my email for a more detailed report. Since he had given our car a good bill of health his overview was brief but touched on the important parts of his inspection. The detailed report was what I had expected, a breakdown of what areas and components he reviewed and a specific score he listed to represent their condition. I wanted to leave a detailed review of my experience so people could make an informed decision about Richard. My opinion is that Richard is the type of professional that the service industry needs more of. I dread the search for a reliable, friendly, and technically proficient mechanic every time I move. This is the easiest experience I have ever had finding the right person to care for my family's vehicles. If you are looking for the same combination of traits in a mechanic to service your vehicles and value not having a logistical nightmare trying to arrange work at a shop, potentially having a difficult time getting to one, I would recommend you request Richard. He is an excellent exemplar of his trade and a reminder to the service industry of the trust and values that build repeat business. I will be requesting Richard as long as I remain Las Vegas for any service I require.

Robert

34 years of experience
50 reviews
Robert
34 years of experience
Once again, Robert was GREAT! Robert showed up on time and finished early! Robert communicated with me from start to finish. Excellent customer service

ROBERT

15 years of experience
27 reviews
ROBERT
15 years of experience
He was very professional and he made me feel real comfortable using him to repair my brakes and I will definitely request him on my next job.

Chad

14 years of experience
76 reviews
Chad
14 years of experience
Chad has excellent customer service and he's willing to go above and beyond. He was also friendly and informative.

Michael

14 years of experience
501 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Michael did a great job! Will recommend!

Mung

19 years of experience
31 reviews
Mung
19 years of experience
Punctual, thorough, awesome service.

Joseph

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
He was timely, provided excellent service despite the inclement weather. Made reasonable recommendations and provided excellent customer service.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Fort Lee?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Buick Regal $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2012 Ford Explorer $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2014 Honda Pilot $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2009 Cadillac SRX $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $142 $62.24 $79.99 16% $169.74
2015 Audi S3 $203 $106.72 $95.98 14% $235.72

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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.

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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