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Number of Reviews

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Justin

14 years of experience
18 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
On point and ahead of schedule

John

26 years of experience
630 reviews
John
26 years of experience
John is the best!!! I attempted to change my rear brake pads but ran into an issue that I wasn't able to get around so I called in an expert. John finished the brake change in less than 30 minutes and did it with a smile and great conversation! This guy is extremely knowledgeable about European cars and I highly recommend him for work on your vehicles!

Nicholas

10 years of experience
364 reviews
Nicholas
10 years of experience
He was great! Got everything done under the estimated time and gave a detailed report of everything. He even pointed out other stuff he suggested I should get done with my car.

Jonathan

12 years of experience
171 reviews
Jonathan
12 years of experience
Excellent!! Jonathan is very professional, friendly, on time... super knowledge. Highly recommended....

James

15 years of experience
39 reviews
James
15 years of experience
Nice gentleman.

Duane

24 years of experience
396 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Duane is great! No nonsense, fast and professional service, and was even able to get started early.

Steve

23 years of experience
2 reviews
Steve
23 years of experience
Although time had to be rescheduled due to part issue, Steve did a good job on vehicle and with communication.

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
I really enjoyed Jeffrey's professionalism and customer service. He arrived on time and completed the work needed to done in a timely manner (Front Brakes and Power Steering Exchange), while keeping me updated (as needed). I thank you and I look forward to my next service ...very soon! Blessings!

Larry

7 years of experience
37 reviews
Larry
7 years of experience
Again Larry arrived on time. Was friendly and started working immediately. Was efficient and answers questions in an understandable manner. Very efficient is completing the job.

Shay

27 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
27 years of experience
Shay's the best.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Slidell?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser $141 $61.18 $79.99 16% $168.68
2015 Nissan Titan $157 $61.18 $95.98 17% $190.18
2012 Dodge Charger $157 $61.18 $95.98 17% $190.18
2006 Acura CSX $145 $64.53 $79.99 15% $172.03
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 $148 $68.31 $79.99 15% $175.81
2006 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG $167 $86.62 $79.99 14% $194.12

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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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