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Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Hyundai Santa Fe - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Joe arrived early. I went with him to test drive my car. He worked on my car immediately afterward and replaced my brakes. The brakes work great now!
Pontiac Grand Am - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Joe was awesome. Showed up early , completed the work quickly and professionally. Car feels like new. Can’t recommend Joe higher. Fantastic service. I’ll definitely use your company and Joe specifically again.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
474 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
BMW X6 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Tórrieantos was great and very professional. I appreciated him checking the car for any other service repair that may be needed in the near future. I would recommend him and would like to use him again if possible for future repair. Great work!
Ford F-150 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
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

Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
Hyundai Accent - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
great. i was unsure what to expect, i had never used a service like this. very smooth and it was all done quickly. thank you!
Toyota Prius - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Great service, at home, less expensive than dealer or the shop. Recommended.

Erion

17 years of experience
48 reviews
Erion
17 years of experience
Ford Mustang - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
2nd time having Erion service my car. He is professional, friendly and has earned my trust as a top notch quality mechanic
Ford Mustang - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
great mechanic. Courteous,..personable and knowledgeable

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
I had this work done for my daughter. She is very satisfied and praised Jose for all his fine work. Thank you. Will call for Jose when I need more work on our cars.
Toyota RAV4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
I had this service done for my daughter after I had a very satisfactory service done on my Buick. My daughter is very satisfied and will call for more service in the very near future. Thank you Jose, excellent job.

Dwaine

43 years of experience
39 reviews
Dwaine
43 years of experience
Hyundai Veloster - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Very kind dude, worked efficiently. He's got an awesome car too.
Pontiac G5 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Dwaine was extremely professional and competent.

Mark

22 years of experience
113 reviews
Mark
22 years of experience
Chevrolet Camaro - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
OUTSTANDING SERVICE!!! I needed Brake pads, Rotors & Brake fluid flushed serviced and Mark made it happen. Mark showed up on time Used great communication with me. I would definitely book again!...

Jose

13 years of experience
249 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Jose was on time polite and a very good mechanic. Jose explained everything to me and I will absolutely use him again.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Saint Petersburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Jeep Compass $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2015 Toyota Camry $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2013 Dodge Avenger $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2008 BMW X5 $193 $97.15 $95.98 14% $226.15
2015 Audi A3 $162 $81.92 $79.99 14% $189.42
2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupe $220 $140.06 $79.99 11% $247.56

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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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