Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in River Grove.

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Robert

Robert

14 years of experience
71 reviews
Robert
14 years of experience
Was very nice and fast! He took the time to explain what he did and asked if I had any other issues or concerns with my vehicle. I was pleasantly surprised, this is something I never got going to a dealership!
Robert is the best mechanic I've had. Extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy in his dealings. After finally listening to him and his expertise, Robert fixed the problem with ease. He also went above and beyond when there was a parts mix up, at no fault of his own, from the shippers by driving down to the warehouse, picking up the correct parts and returning to completely fix my truck. Hire Robert and trust him. You will not go wrong.
Eugenio

Eugenio

23 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
23 years of experience
On time, fast service, brakes and rotors work great.
Very quick worker, friendly, and everything works as it should.
Mark

Mark

11 years of experience
71 reviews
Mark
11 years of experience
great job
Chad

Chad

13 years of experience
76 reviews
Chad
13 years of experience
Chad is a friendly, courteous and trustworthy mechanic. He told me that even though our local Lexus dealer suggested we replace brake pads and rotors on both front wheels of our Lexus GX470 truck only brake pads need to be replaced and he showed me why the rotors were fine. Not replacing the front brake rotors saved us $150! From now on my go to mechanic is going to be Chad..
Tien

Tien

20 years of experience
746 reviews
Tien
20 years of experience
Early and professional
Patrick

Patrick

8 years of experience
83 reviews
Patrick
8 years of experience
Great work
Harish

Harish

24 years of experience
523 reviews
Harish
24 years of experience
Garish was very helpful and completed the job quickly.
Lance

Lance

11 years of experience
27 reviews
Lance
11 years of experience
on time and did the job right the first time. hard to find in a mobile mechanic. I recommend him and the site.
Torrieanto

Torrieanto

9 years of experience
276 reviews
Torrieanto
9 years of experience
GREAT JOB . KNOWS HIS STUFF AND YOUR STUFF ... WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE . SECOND TIME I HAD HIM COME . THIS TIME NEW BRAKE PADS . HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM
Alexander

Alexander

18 years of experience
3 reviews
Alexander
18 years of experience
Great job, very knowledgeable and friendly


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in River Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe $178 $82.34 $95.98 15% $211.34
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2005 Mazda Tribute $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2015 BMW 535i GT xDrive $268 $171.65 $95.98 10% $300.65
2012 Acura TSX $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Lexus IS F $426 $346.07 $79.99 6% $453.57

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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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