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TJ

25 years of experience
362 reviews
TJ
25 years of experience
Not only was t/j (as he like to spell it) amazing with his work. He was actually about 10-15 minutes early to our appointment. He was super knowledgeable and extra friendly. I've never had an experience with a mechanic like this one. He's awesome and I will book him every time I need any work done. He really makes you feel like family.
TJ was very knowledgeable on the auto repair work he performed at my home. I was very concerned that I had waited to long to replace my brake pads. After TJ removed the wheel he showed me the wear I actually had on the brake pads. To my surprise the pad wear wasn't as bad as I had feared. He assured me that he would replace the pads and that he did. TJ performed the work professionally and expediently. Great work TJ!

Christopher

26 years of experience
267 reviews
Christopher
26 years of experience
Chris is a great mechanic! My experience is good. Thank you
Good mechanic that works with you

Jeshua

6 years of experience
89 reviews
Jeshua
6 years of experience
Professional, informative, extremely helpful

Chris

14 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was on time and performed the required work in a reasonable time. Kept the parts that were replaced as evidence. Payment was a breeze with a signature on a mobile device and all was done

John

30 years of experience
53 reviews
John
30 years of experience
Showed up, replaced the brake pads, called me when it was done. He advised me to replace my rotors, but also told me that it wouldn't be the end of the world if I waited til the next brake job down the road. Seemed honest and straightforward.

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Tien did a great job is getting the repairs I needed done quickly. I had him do a transmission flush, brake fluid flush and replace all the brake pads. If I would've gone to a shop it probably would've taken an extra hour or two for them to finish.

Shaun

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
9 years of experience
He got my rear brake pads done in no time. Very courteous and friendly. Would definitely recommend him

Dellano

17 years of experience
393 reviews
Dellano
17 years of experience
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Brandon

17 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Always on time and works fast.

Jose

14 years of experience
249 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Fantastic!!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Sarasota?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Impala $160 $55.59 $103.98 18% $195.34
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2014 Chevrolet Equinox $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2015 BMW 228i $221 $141.08 $79.99 11% $248.58
2015 Lincoln MKT $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2014 Chevrolet Corvette $178 $82.32 $95.98 15% $211.32

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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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