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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
THE BEST MECHANIC. He came out and I actually had the wrong brake pads, he went and swapped them for me and came back and completed the job. He was thorough with the inspection and gave me an honest opinion of future things that would need to be change. Will definitely use Brandon for future car issues!
Brandon did a great job. He was courteous as well as thoughtful to ensure the driveway and car were cleaned up when finished. He test drove the car after his work to ensure there were no issues.

Craig

14 years of experience
67 reviews
Craig
14 years of experience

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience
Melvin is the first mechanic I have found in Atlanta that I really trust! After telling him about my poor experiences with two different Toyota dealers, he was able to confirm that they had not properly addressed the issues I had been having with my breaks and actually had made it worse. I wasn't surprised to hear this, but I was surprised that he was able to identify the issue so quickly and provide recommendations for next steps. I'm very thankful and appreciative!

Jerry

6 years of experience
129 reviews
Jerry
6 years of experience
Jerry's knowledge and experience is definitely a strength and was evident on how smooth the repair process took from start to finish. I would definitely request Jerry for future repairs.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Always top notch, no comments

Enrique

19 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
19 years of experience
Enrique arrived and, this being the first time I used this company, I was expecting the usual mechanicy stuff: oh you're just a girl, what do you know, this is going to be MUCH more than you though, but wow was I wrong!! I asked to have the front break pads and rear break shoes replaced (My truck has both: rotors and drums) Enrique gets out of is car and greets me like a friend, and immediately put me at ease. He was honest with everything he told me, and let me see the issues that he found. Even though my truck does need more work done to it, Enrique wasn't pushy or overbearing in saying what I needed. he fixed what I asked him to, and said 'we can fix the rest as we go along' (NOT AN EXACT QUOTE) He was prompt, polite, knowledgeable, expedient, and didn't assume that because I'm a girl, that I'm stupid, like a lot of mechanics have done to me in the past. Over all, Enrique was a real gentleman and professional. I will definitely be asking for him specifically for my future repairs! 100% satisfied.

Gregory

29 years of experience
238 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
He was very helpful. And he even worked in the rain.

Yoel

7 years of experience
77 reviews
Yoel
7 years of experience
Second time using Yoel, very thorough and very knowledgeable. He unfortunately got into an accident and was hit by a hit and run driver prior to coming to my home. I asked if he wanted to reschedule to tend to his car, he said absolutely not, he was here to honor his appointment. Most honest and respectful mechanic I have ever met. If you need to use this service, if Yoel is available, use him you will not regret it.

Jeremy

18 years of experience
305 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
He is the BEST!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Very thorough and knowledgeable.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Lake Villa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72
2005 Mazda 3 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2008 Chrysler Sebring $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Cadillac STS $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2005 Acura MDX $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Porsche Cayenne $176 $88.00 $87.98 14% $206.25

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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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