Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Occoquan.

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Andrew

21 years of experience
169 reviews
Andrew
21 years of experience
Loved Andrew, he came got right to it....informed me of other issues that I may need to take care of later. Great experience.
Andrew is the deal! He arrived early, finished early, and was more involved than any mechanic I ever worked with. He did a full inspection of the vehicle afterwards and suggested items that would need replacing, but didn't push for any overselling at all. In Texas, we call genuine folks "good people", and that he is. Pricing was very competitive and I supplied the parts, making this very affordable. I put a lot of miles on my car for work and have the craziest schedule; this site accommodates and I will be seeing Andrew again in the near future for all my repairs and maintenance.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Fantastic, great guy knows what he is doing and a good communicator. Explain everything he did and clean up after he finished.
I had a good experience. He called to let me know he was on the way, he came on time, and completed the job without any problems. I had my brakes and rotors replaced and Harish did such a good job, I think I will have my daughters brakes replaced also!

Zandro

15 years of experience
27 reviews
Zandro
15 years of experience
Excellent service. The process of making the appointment, notifications prior to appointment, work during appointment, and follow up afterwards brings back the service to the auto service industry. Your mechanic is an excellent idea to bring the mechanic and customer together about the auto. This is in stark contrast to dealerships or service shops where you leave the car or wait in a crowded area waiting hours and only deal with a person behind the cash register. I am sold on the your mechanic program.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
699 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Cool dude, knows a lot, and works fast.

Jose

8 years of experience
52 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose was on time by the minute. Courteous, friendly, and informative. The service he provided was outstanding and completed sooner than I expected. I was very pleased with the service I plan to schedule another appointment in a couple of weeks.

Anthony

15 years of experience
39 reviews
Anthony
15 years of experience
Anthony is an excellent mechanic! He showed up on time and did amazing quality work in a fraction of the estimated time. I really appreciate that he went over everything and made it simple to understand. I highly recommend him for any service!

Frank

6 years of experience
108 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Excellent person

Pardeep

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Great job I couldn’t be any happier

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff was great - as always!

Brett

23 years of experience
160 reviews
Brett
23 years of experience
Brett did a great job on a tough brake job. The slide pins were stuck and Brett really had to work hard to remove those and saved me from having to replace more parts.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Occoquan?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2010 Kia Rio $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 Volvo XC90 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2006 BMW 525xi $193 $89.42 $103.98 15% $229.17
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $249 $152.82 $95.98 11% $281.82
2008 Porsche Boxster $638 $518.32 $119.98 6% $679.57

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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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