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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

11,007

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Bryan

24 years of experience
54 reviews
Bryan
24 years of experience
very informative, helpful and quick. Will be using him for future problems that need to be fixed! Nice and professional.

Zachery

6 years of experience
11 reviews
Zachery
6 years of experience
Zachery was great. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to help me understand the issues w/my car. I have an older car w/rust which complicated the brake job he was doing. He was extremely thorough & worked diligently even though it took 4x longer than usual!! I highly recommend & will definitely use him again!!!

Tyler

25 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
25 years of experience
Very professional and did a great job thank you

Andrew

9 years of experience
250 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Very punctual, efficient, friendly, expert service. I'm recommending Andrew to friends and colleagues.

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Worked with out being upset, excellent worker

Chris

20 years of experience
1650 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris did such a great job fixing my car. He replaced all 4 brake pads which had completely worn out. The wheels were making a really bad squeaking sound when ever I drove. I was embarrassed just driving it for the sound it made but had no idea it was because the brakes were bad. After he replaced the brake pads the car brakes felt so much better and the noise was gone. He also replaced the oil and supplied a new oil plug. I don't know much about cars, and this is the first car I've owned so I really appreciate his honest expert opinion and ability to completely fix my car. Such a great guy. Thanks

Andrew

21 years of experience
169 reviews
Andrew
21 years of experience
Loved Andrew, he came got right to it....informed me of other issues that I may need to take care of later. Great experience.

Alfred

11 years of experience
339 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred arrived timely to replace our car’s old brake pads and rusty rotors. Drive tested the car and recommended to replace the rear caliper later when vibration happens and is noticed while driving and pressing the brake. He also recommended that brake fluids should be flushed out.

James

17 years of experience
95 reviews
James
17 years of experience
James was top notch

Christopher

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Christopher
14 years of experience
Christopher was amazing! He was professional, thorough and arrived on time! I didn't have to leave the house while he did the work. Thoroughly impressed and will definitely use Christopher again!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Hilliard?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volkswagen Passat $162 $81.92 $79.99 14% $189.42
2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550 $160 $72.11 $87.98 15% $190.36
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML550 $156 $76.27 $79.99 14% $183.77
2012 Porsche 911 $645 $565.42 $79.99 4% $672.92

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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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