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Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Renton, Washington
I particularly appreciated the fact that Theodores was not bother by me watching him working on my car. Even though can't do it myself, I always want to learn something new.
Toyota MR2 Spyder - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Renton, Washington
He came on time, completed the job. Inspected the car to let me know about other issues with the car. Great service and easy process.

Charles

24 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Renton, Washington
Very professional and knowledgeable. He explained to me the process to be expected, showed me the new boxed parts and the old parts the were replaced. He offered the option for me to watch him. My experience was great! I see why my family is confident with his abilities and insisted that I ask for him specifically. I will definitely utilize this service in the future.
Dodge Avenger - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Renton, Washington
My car feels new again, he fixed the issue and gave good feedback.

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Jeep Compass - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Renton, Washington
Noe was very nice and professional. He arrived on time and was very efficient, even when he had to run to the store for a different part. During the test drive he pointed out the repairs that he made and a few things that would need to be replaced in the future. I really liked the fact that he discussed the status of my vehicle and was clear to explain that certain repairs would enhance the operation of my Jeep, but were not detrimental. I appreciated his down to earth nature and his mechanical knowledge. I will definitely request him in the future!
Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Renton, Washington
Noe was right on time and very professional. He has profound knowledge about the car and the work that needs to done. Will definitely look forward for remaining services as well with Noe.

Marques

18 years of experience
12 reviews
Marques
18 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Renton, Washington
Marquess was great! Very professional and fast mechanic. Will definitely hire him again. Thank you! Dwight Reed
Honda Odyssey - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Renton, Washington
He was very thorough and professional with his work, very friendly and kind, and he did excellent work on our car. We would recommend him to anyone!

Ralph

36 years of experience
120 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Hyundai Tucson - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Renton, Washington
Excellent mechanic, did everyone that I asked for and was trustworthy and very down to earth person. Definitely recommend him to fix/repair/maintain all your car issues!! A+

Timothy

20 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
20 years of experience
Dodge Caliber - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Renton, Washington
Great job, done quickly. Thanks!

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Dodge Ram 2500 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Renton, Washington
Quick and efficient

Matt

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Renton, Washington
Very efficient.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Renton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ram Dakota $236 $92.24 $143.98 17% $285.74
2011 Subaru Legacy $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Mitsubishi Galant $186 $81.92 $103.98 16% $221.67
2012 Acura MDX $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2015 Mercedes-Benz ML550 $213 $133.13 $79.99 11% $240.63
2009 Ford Mustang $162 $81.92 $79.99 14% $189.42

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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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