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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason did a great job communicating what he was doing with my vehicle and showing me how to do the simple maintenance if I wanted to do it on my own as well. Something simple as changing my brake pads seemed like a foreign language and Jason guided me through the process while he performed the job. He even took the time to diagnose another issue I had with the vehicle that was not on the original work order and gave suggestion on how to fix the issue. Needless to say, I will be recommending him to friends and family members that are in his service area.
Jason went far and beyond what I could have expected! Do to an incorrectly assigned time for completion in the job I needed done, Jason did far more work then he knew was coming. I needed my PCV hose changed, and low and behold, my Mazda required the removal of the headers to get to the PCV hose. Without question, Jason handled his business and got it done. On top of that, he replaced my brake discs and pads, and on a request after he arrived, he went to the auto parts store and bought and replaced one of my headlights for me. Jason ended up working for 8 hours to get the job done. Then, after there was an issue with my power steering making noise after he worked on the car, he responded quickly and came out to my work to figure out and fix the issue. Jason did a great job, and I definitely recommend him to anyone needing work done. He will go above and beyond.

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
he was good.

Lee

36 years of experience
81 reviews
Lee
36 years of experience
Great guy. Walked me through the process as he performed the work. Definitely recommend!

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was on time and quick to replace the front brake pads on my Mitsubishi. I would highly recommend him and this service for anyone wanting to avoid a costly and time consuming event at a typical shop. Jose is my future "go to guy" for any repairs. Thanks Jose!

Travis

16 years of experience
91 reviews
Travis
16 years of experience
Great mechanic very professional

Zachery

6 years of experience
8 reviews
Zachery
6 years of experience
Outstanding

Krystal

15 years of experience
106 reviews
Krystal
15 years of experience
Krystal arrived on time and she fixed my car very efficiently.She is very professional and seemed to enjoy fixing cars.She is a good fit for this profession. I will surely ask for her again for my next car maintenance.

John

34 years of experience
314 reviews
John
34 years of experience
John was professional, accommodating, and informative. I will request him specifically when I need service again.

Nelson

24 years of experience
163 reviews
Nelson
24 years of experience
Nelson showed up on time and did a fine job. The quote was accurate and I am very happy with his service.

Brian

22 years of experience
91 reviews
Brian
22 years of experience
As always Brians did a great job replacing my break pads


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Madison?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Jeep Commander $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2014 Honda Civic $194 $49.52 $143.98 20% $243.02
2007 Subaru Legacy $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2007 Audi Q7 $154 $73.97 $79.99 15% $181.47
2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 $152 $72.11 $79.99 15% $179.61
2015 Porsche 911 $613 $516.92 $95.98 5% $645.92

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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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