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Peter

35 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
35 years of experience
Peter was on time (early even), professional, friendly, and efficient.
The best mechanic I have encountered. He is very thorough and made sure my brakes were functioning properly. Will definitely request Peter for my next car repair.

Chet

40 years of experience
445 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
Chet seemed very experienced and a genuine person. Very good job and I would recommend him to anyone:) thank you Chet for all your hard work on my truck that I love!

Chris

14 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris is not only a great mechanic, he is an honest trustworthy person. I appreciate his hard work and honesty.

Duane

24 years of experience
395 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Dwane was very professional. I have not driven my car yet, but I am sure the work will be outstanding.

Deane

10 years of experience
317 reviews
Deane
10 years of experience
Deane gave timely updates, called when he arrived (which was early to my present surprise!), took time to diagnose the problem to ensure the correct repairs were being made, touched base with me before taking any additional action (I really appreciated this), worked quickly and had me back on the road in no time. Deane is very customer-focused, friendly & easy to talk with - there was no pretentious mechanic talk that can be intimidating, particularly for women. I'd definitely recommend him to others and look forward to working with him for future maintenance needs. Work with Deane; you won't be disappointed!

Vaughan

10 years of experience
92 reviews
Vaughan
10 years of experience
Did a great job and was pleasant to talk too.

Jose

9 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
9 years of experience
nice guy,super service and fast.

Andrew

25 years of experience
72 reviews
Andrew
25 years of experience
Andy did a great job for us! He was on time, courteous and a great mechanic!

Sergio

9 years of experience
204 reviews
Sergio
9 years of experience
There was a another mechanic scheduled to come out that never showed...no calls no nothing...the company got ahold of Sergio and he came out the next afternoon ( he said he normally doesn't take jobs during the week....which most of them don't) and got the job done quick and withoit problems. There eas a slight mix up with him taking my key to my locking lugs for my wheels (easy to do it looks like a socket) but he brought it to the house as soon as he could (a couple days later) which was fine. Over all I'd use the service again and ask for Sergio to do the work.

Ben

24 years of experience
22 reviews
Ben
24 years of experience
Ben was great! Most certainly would hire again for any fix that I don't want to tackle myself. 5 stars all around!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Spring Valley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan $141 $60.54 $79.99 16% $168.04
2014 Volvo S60 $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2012 Kia Optima $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2005 Audi Allroad Quattro $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2011 Infiniti QX56 $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2015 BMW M4 $199 $119.30 $79.99 12% $226.80

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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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