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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Nicholas

Nicholas

9 years of experience
165 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Raleigh, North Carolina
He text me to let me know he was running late due to issue with car before mine. When he arrived performed all services fast and was professional.
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Excellent service. Here exactly on time for appointment. Explained everything in detail for my understanding. Great job And thank you for your service. Will be contacting for any future repairs.
Paul

Paul

30 years of experience
67 reviews
Paul
30 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Paul was great---on time, efficient, and nice! Would definitely use him from now on for anything my car needs!
Pontiac G6 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Paul was great! This was my first time using your mechanic and I couldn’t be more pleased with the service that Paul provided. He was on time, knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Will definitely book Paul for my automotive repairs in the future.
Eric

Eric

9 years of experience
222 reviews
Eric
9 years of experience
Toyota Avalon - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Eric was very professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely book him again for other car work that I need.
Nissan Versa - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Eric is very professional and very quick at getting right to the problem. He knows his stuff. Eric is what makes your mechanic a better choice than taking your vehicle to the shop.
Hans

Hans

8 years of experience
18 reviews
Hans
8 years of experience
GMC Acadia - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Hans was great. Communicated both before and during repair and made sure that I actually needed the repair instead of just doing it.
Kia Sorento - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Great communication, easy to work with. Answered a bunch of questions that I had for him and made accurate service recommendations without being critical of my lack of diligence in staying on top of my car maintenance.... Hans knows what he's doing!
Cary

Cary

24 years of experience
92 reviews
Cary
24 years of experience
Jeep Cherokee - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Cary was polite and professional. He took his time to explain the repairs that were needed and the communication was very straigh foward. I recommend Cary, and will be looking to use his again in the future
Lincoln Navigator - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Cary was professional and updated me on every step. The job was delayed by a day as he didn't have all the tools he need despite traveling all over the triangle to get them. However, he let me know and updated me. The best part was I didn't have to be present for everything. Super convenient. Thank you!
Allan

Allan

18 years of experience
16 reviews
Allan
18 years of experience
Kia Sedona - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Excellent service! I took my van to a garage this past weekend, was told my brakes were fine. They never checked my brakes! Allan showed me why my brakes sounded so horrible. He replaced the rotors and pads, sounds perfect and stops fast!
Lexus RX330 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Raleigh, North Carolina
You can't ask for a finer and very knowledgeable person to work on your vehicle. Allan was on time and very respectful. I enjoyed my time watching him work on my car and answering questions. It was an absolute pleasure. He is my go to person for any other repair work needed on my car. Thank you!
Blake

Blake

10 years of experience
114 reviews
Blake
10 years of experience
Subaru XV Crosstrek - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Blake was great to work with. He delivered as promised , dealt with having to get an additional part and did a great job. Look forward to working with him again
Jeep Compass - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Raleigh, North Carolina
He was on time and very sweet. He is extremely accommodating. I had an event I needed to get to and I was able to meet him, give him my keys, and not have to worry about it for the rest of the night. I will definitely be requesting Blake for future service requests. He is extremely professional, well-equipped, and knowledgeable.
Brandyn

Brandyn

12 years of experience
5 reviews
Brandyn
12 years of experience
Chevrolet Tahoe - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Brandyn was great to work with. He kept us informed of part status and was very flexible with scheduling a time that worked for all of us. I look forward to working with him again in the future!
Taoufik

Taoufik

3 years of experience
4 reviews
Taoufik
3 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Came on time, briefly got the job done and made sure I knew of any other issues that may come up. After a quick drive around, made sure I was happy with the job.
Jason

Jason

13 years of experience
24 reviews
Jason
13 years of experience
Kia Soul - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Raleigh, North Carolina
Jason was polite, did a great job, and I will be calling him in the future for my other cars! He worked through pouring rain and was right on time as well... even a few minutes early!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Raleigh?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Chevrolet Camaro $178 $81.92 $95.98 15% $210.92
2008 Saab 9-3 $140 $60.08 $79.99 16% $167.58
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2006 BMW 323i $242 $146.38 $95.98 11% $275.38
2005 Audi A6 Quattro $234 $154.04 $79.99 10% $261.54
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $178 $98.33 $79.99 13% $205.83

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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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