Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Lodi.

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Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Friendly and the service was nice.
Theodore performed great work on my rear brakes today. He was extremely fast and completed the job below the time allowed. With his "free" time, he performed a complete inspection, cleaned up my battery terminal that showed corrosion and showed me a slight coolant fluid leak that could be an issue down the line at no extra charge. Theodore is not the kind of repairman that would nickel and dime you. I feel like he really cares about my vehicle and wants to see my vehicle last a long time. Highly recommend Theodore for your car repair if you live on the Eastside.
Rodney

Rodney

33 years of experience
336 reviews
Rodney
33 years of experience
On time, respectful, and very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone and will most likely be using Rodney again in the future.
Alfred

Alfred

10 years of experience
218 reviews
Alfred
10 years of experience
Alfred was fantastic. On time, VERY courteous. Thorough and thoughtful. Did a great job . I want him for ALL of my service calls going forward
Chuck

Chuck

42 years of experience
22 reviews
Chuck
42 years of experience
Chuck is very conscientious and diligent to get the job done right. Excellent service for what I requested. Very helpful information about what else needs work. Thanks very much Chuck!
Tung

Tung

13 years of experience
211 reviews
Tung
13 years of experience
Tung arrived on time, Did a great job with my old rusty car and was very nice and professional the whole time. Thanks Tung!
Allen

Allen

33 years of experience
344 reviews
Allen
33 years of experience
Allen was a pleasure to deal with! He changed out my brake pads and rotors and did so just before a long road trip. His work was flawless and the brakes were great on that trip and ever since! I would highly recommend Allen!
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Chris did a great job in replacing my brakes and rotors. He finished the job in a timely manner, and helped me figure out other problems with my car. I highly recommend Chris.
Peter

Peter

23 years of experience
142 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Excellent! Good guy, great mechanic. Highly recommend.
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Excellent service as always!
Phillip

Phillip

14 years of experience
85 reviews
Phillip
14 years of experience


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Lodi?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Ford Escape $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 Honda Accord $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2006 Saturn Vue $163 $58.60 $103.98 18% $198.35
2008 Lincoln Town Car $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 BMW 550i GT xDrive $347 $251.19 $95.98 8% $380.19
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $178 $98.30 $79.99 13% $205.80

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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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