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Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon was very thorough and was able to answer all of my questions. I plan to use him in the future.
Brandon rocks! He was friendly, knowledgeable, and quick! I couldn't have asked for a more positive experience!

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas saved me hundreds of dollars instead of going to the dealership. Highly recommended!
Lucas replaced my brake pads on my 2004 Saturn Vue, his customer service skills were top notched, for example, he quickly establishing rapport by keeping me informed of the steps involved in replacing brake pads. Overall, I highly recommend Lucas.

Joe

13 years of experience
355 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Joe was very nice and worked quickly to finish the job!

John

29 years of experience
53 reviews
John
29 years of experience
John was amazing! He was friendly and very knowledgeable. I will 100% use him again for any future problems!

Curtis

27 years of experience
159 reviews
Curtis
27 years of experience
very good job

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience

AUDIE

31 years of experience
180 reviews
AUDIE
31 years of experience
Audie was on time for our appointment and that wasa big plus. He started the job right away and was professional. I would ask for him again to work on my vehicle.

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Fast, knowledgeable and friendly.

Michael

23 years of experience
67 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Michael was great. Great service

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Friendly, personable, professional, arrived on time


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Hinsdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Chevrolet Colorado $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2008 Saturn Aura $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 Aston Martin DBS $141 $60.96 $79.99 16% $168.46
2014 BMW 435i $220 $140.02 $79.99 11% $247.52
2007 Mercedes-Benz G500 $202 $121.98 $79.99 11% $229.48
2010 Jaguar XF $181 $101.37 $79.99 13% $208.87

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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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