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Bryant

12 years of experience
540 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
Very polite and informative
Bryan is AWESOME!!!! I made a mistake when requesting service but found out it was a different set of brakes that needed to be changed. Bryan went out of his way to go get the correct parts and complete the updated repairs. Was fast very nice and knowledgeable. Thanks for the great service and will be recommending you to others!

Robert

36 years of experience
50 reviews
Robert
36 years of experience
Robert is amazing! Will schedule him again for future services.

Luis

29 years of experience
49 reviews
Luis
29 years of experience
Had all 4 discs and rotors replaced, along with brake system flush. Luis has worked on my other cars, and as always, did an excellent job. Let me say that I have employed MYMECHANIC for many years and will continue to do so

Francisco

10 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
10 years of experience
It’s good man

Francisco

18 years of experience
65 reviews
Francisco
18 years of experience
Francisco came on time and did an excellent job. We are very satisfied.

Sergio

10 years of experience
204 reviews
Sergio
10 years of experience
Although he ran quite late to our appointment time, he was very friendly and worked quickly and efficiently to get the job done.

Matthew

33 years of experience
1080 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Expressed his knowledge of mechanical operations of my vehicle in terms which I could understand. He also did a good job of showing me where certain items that needed attention were located.

Steven

10 years of experience
52 reviews
Steven
10 years of experience
Excellent & professional!

James

31 years of experience
617 reviews
James
31 years of experience
James was right on time and very professional. After completing my brake job, he took the time to point out other areas of my car that I may want to address to avoid future major expenses. I was very pleased with the services provided and will be requesting him again. This was my first time using this service and I had a very good experience. I will be using it again.

Luis

18 years of experience
284 reviews
Luis
18 years of experience
Very nice job on my breaks. He let me know exactly what he did, what else to do later, and under what circumstances I need to be repair again. Finally, he helped me estimate the cost next time. Very professional, I am looking forward to the next cooperation.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Lexington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Pontiac Vibe $175 $71.08 $103.98 16% $210.83
2011 Volkswagen Touareg $163 $82.66 $79.99 14% $190.16
2008 Suzuki SX4 $151 $71.08 $79.99 15% $178.58
2014 BMW 740Li xDrive $193 $112.96 $79.99 12% $220.46
2012 Acura RL $151 $71.08 $79.99 15% $178.58
2013 Audi S8 $266 $185.82 $79.99 9% $293.32

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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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