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4.9/5

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23

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Gregory

29 years of experience
236 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Greg show's up ontime and does excellent work.
Gregory gets a 5. He was very nice and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him.

David

19 years of experience
107 reviews
David
19 years of experience
David was excellent, he was truthful and the charge for my service was very reasonable.
While David was an hour late for the appointment, it was unavoidable and he called twice to update me on his arrival time. Upon arrival he went right to work on diagnosing the problems with my vehicle. He told me I needed new brake pads and the rotors turned but because my vehicle was older and I seldom drove it and then for short distances at low speeds, I didn't really need to spend the extra money on turning the rotors. He also diagnosed why the engine light was on as a minor sensor problem that didn't affect the functioning or safety of the vehicle. He gave me the pricing for repair but said it just wasn't something I needed to spend money on if I didn't want to. Having a mechanic tell me what I didn't need to spend money on instead of trying to squeeze every dime out of me is a new experience. It was like having a buddy who's an ace mechanic stop by and fix my car in his spare time. On top of all this, he discounted an hour plus another $20 for being late, so I ended up paying almost $80 less than the on-line estimate I received. Try finding a garage that would do that.

Hector

12 years of experience
60 reviews
Hector
12 years of experience
Hector was on time, easy to get along with, and has a positive attitude. Very knowledgeable and took his time to show me where I should be attentive to future maintenance issues.
Hector definitely exceeded our expectations! ON TIME. GREAT PERSONALITY. KNOWLEDGEABLE. Showed us what condition our brakes were in, saving us money right off the bat. Hope to book him again!

Nicholas

19 years of experience
348 reviews
Nicholas
19 years of experience
on time finished on time explained things very nicely
Nicholas was great on time professional and gave me quotes and diagnostics for other service my car needs.

Tom

19 years of experience
29 reviews
Tom
19 years of experience
Tom was super efficient and professional---knowlegable and went out of his way to solve a problem I was having with my car.Deffinitely would reccommend his work to others.

AL

10 years of experience
187 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Awesome.

Scott

27 years of experience
3 reviews
Scott
27 years of experience
Great Mechanic Nice Guy

Derek

21 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
21 years of experience
Derek showed up on time and was eager to get to work. He explained everything that he was doing and was very open to answering any questions I had. He performed the work (new rotors and pads) very quickly and did a thorough inspection at the end. Derek was incredibly pleasant to work with, I look forward to booking him again in the future!

Wesley

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Wesley
14 years of experience

Trung

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Excellent


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Littleton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Buick Century $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2009 GMC Yukon $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2012 Aston Martin DB9 $141 $60.96 $79.99 16% $168.46
2015 Mercedes-Benz E300 $242 $162.06 $79.99 10% $269.56
2010 Mercedes-Benz C250 $203 $123.49 $79.99 11% $230.99
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $294 $213.86 $79.99 8% $321.36

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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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