Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Parkville.

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4.2/5

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12

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Joseph

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
Joseph Russo provided Quality, Honest service. He was kind and I enjoyed getting to meet him. I have never received treatment at this level in any shop in the 20+ years I have been driving and servicing cars. He knows his business and delivered. I 100% will work with Joseph before any shop for now on. Thank you Joe!
Joe was punctual, polite, and dedicated to getting the job done correctly. Wouldn't hesitate to use him again for another job.

Quentin

17 years of experience
11 reviews
Quentin
17 years of experience
Quentin was very pleasant . He worked through some part issues quickly and got the correct part. overall good experience. I will ask for Quentin on our next car service.
Awesome

Irven

9 years of experience
60 reviews
Irven
9 years of experience
Super nice super quick service

TJ

20 years of experience
34 reviews
TJ
20 years of experience
Good job I was impressed with the pre inspection findings this is a man that’s serious about his craft the final outcome was my brakes work great,, only thing was the late hour appointment but still good work. Thank you

Berchel

16 years of experience
97 reviews
Berchel
16 years of experience
Arrived 1/2 hour early, then thoughtfully waited outside so he wouldn't "bother anyone". I went out to meet him and he went straight to work. Major kudos for taking the time to clearly explain everything about the repair and what my next steps should be. Great guy!

Scott

32 years of experience
31 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
I had an Awesome experience. Mr. Scott was informative, professional and kind. I’d most certainly recommend his services. Kudos!!

Carl

29 years of experience
26 reviews
Carl
29 years of experience
Very knowledgeable.

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
This guy worked on my car outdoors on a cold day in a drizzle of ice and snow. He said he wanted to finish my car that day because he didn't want to inconvenience other customers by shuffling his schedule around. He's a real trooper who believes that his work and his customers are important to him.

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
I have been using Gary for all of my vehicles - He replaced brakes on my truck today. Perfect. So very convenient too. Thank you Gary!

Mack

20 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
20 years of experience
Friendly, very thorough and informative


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Parkville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Saab 9-3 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2004 Oldsmobile Alero $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2008 Hyundai Tucson $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 $282 $202.20 $79.99 8% $309.70
2013 BMW 528i $237 $132.80 $103.98 13% $272.55
2008 Audi S6 $212 $131.94 $79.99 11% $239.44

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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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