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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

11,356

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Trevor

21 years of experience
181 reviews
Trevor
21 years of experience
Trevor did a great job replacing the brakes on my son’s Honda Ridgeline. I was not here, but he proceeded with the job in good fashion. Very dependable mechanic.
He was on time, and changed my Nissan Sentra front pads, he was done less than an hour.

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Like always Joseph is great! He finished everything in a timely manner. Always takes pride in what he does and give any suggestions to keep your car in the best shape possible. Definitely like him to be go-to for many services on my car. Highly recommend.

Patrick

32 years of experience
1077 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Early for the appointment, thorough, and most of all HONEST. Thank you for pointing out we only needed the back brakes done, instead of doing both.

Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
did a great job and explaind everything very well

Nicholas

14 years of experience
28 reviews
Nicholas
14 years of experience
Nicholas was awesome!

Melvin

16 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
16 years of experience
Even inclement weather did not stop him from getting the job done.

Charles

25 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
25 years of experience
Charles was awesome, he came early and completed all of the service quickly and efficiently. I will definitely use him again.

Robert

22 years of experience
218 reviews
Robert
22 years of experience
Robert arrived on time, and introduced himself. He was professional and came ready to work. He verified the services I ordered, and let me know once the services were completed he would contact me. He made me feel confident that my vehicle was in good hands. He was fast, efficient, and even took the car for a test drive to make sure the car was back in operational order, and I wouldn't have any surprises. He even specified others services that I would need to make the vehicle run more smoothly. I valued his knowledge and the interest he took in making the suggestions for my vehicle. I was very pleased with the results.

Dominic

27 years of experience
140 reviews
Dominic
27 years of experience
Absolute phenomenal job. Dominic is very knowledgeable and polite. Definitely deserves 5-stars.

John

30 years of experience
53 reviews
John
30 years of experience
John was great! He came early and took care of everything.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Glenelg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage $144 $63.61 $79.99 16% $171.11
2006 Hyundai Tiburon $135 $55.45 $79.99 16% $162.95
2012 Ford Fusion $135 $55.45 $79.99 16% $162.95
2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK300 $247 $167.26 $79.99 10% $274.76
2011 BMW 535i $299 $171.11 $127.98 12% $343.11
2011 Porsche Panamera $593 $489.28 $103.98 5% $629.03

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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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