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Number of Reviews

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David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
David was great, fast and informative. He changed the brakes and flushed the old fluid, even gave some advice for maintenance to consider, given the mileage. (Things that wouldn't necessarily even be through Yourmechanic)
David was AWESOME!! It's nice to know there are honest mechanics out there that won't charge an outrageous amount and take advantage of you! Back in November 2015, I had taken my car into Pep Boys for an oil change. When they were done, they told me they had found that I needed new rotors for my 1999 Honda Accord and their quote was $1250, which is more than the car is worth! I was smart enough to know that seemed high and decided to shop around. I had forgotten that a co-worker had used Your Mechanic and found the email that contained the first time referral discount and requested a quote. It came back to $250 and that was including both parts AND labor!! $1,000 less than scam artists Pep Boys! When David was done working on my car, he said I didn't need new rotors at all and even my current brake pads were still at 40%. He decided to change those out as a precaution and I was only charged $123 for his quick and honest work! I'm sending my co-workers his way! Thank you David, you rock!!

James

17 years of experience
17 reviews
James
17 years of experience
James is nice person.Professional,great service Strongly recommend

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David was very impressive, and quick at his work. I highly recommend him.

Helder

30 years of experience
28 reviews
Helder
30 years of experience
Prompt, courteous, thorough! 100% recommend using this service and Helder!

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Ira was awesome. He did the job in a much faster time than I thought he would and helped me understand what else I would need done on my car

David

11 years of experience
253 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David came out to fix an issue and was very knowledgeable, showed me the problem and had me up and running in no time.

Scott

20 years of experience
49 reviews
Scott
20 years of experience
Scott was friendly, seemed to know his way around the car. And he did the service well.

Edgar

8 years of experience
56 reviews
Edgar
8 years of experience
Very professional and well spirited !

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Awesome job

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Cesar is professional, friendly and does a great job.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Murfreesboro?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 GMC Acadia $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2012 Hyundai Sonata $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2008 Infiniti M45 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2006 Lexus ES330 $143 $55.19 $87.98 17% $173.44
2009 Porsche Cayman $586 $506.08 $79.99 4% $613.58

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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.

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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