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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

11,007

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Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish went above and beyond with this job. He waited for an hour while I ran out to grab a part for him to finish the installation. Knowledgeable, timely, and an expert mechanic!
Great experience overall!

AUDIE

31 years of experience
190 reviews
AUDIE
31 years of experience
Audie is professional and doesn't waste time...I will definitely request him on future needs.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney was again great and as Professional as can be. Not only was he able to give the what it needed but was able to do it in a timely manner. I am so glad he has brought this service from the East Coast to here; one of the best ideas ever and it came from such a great person. It is very hard to find honest and reliable people like Whitney and I am glad I chose him.

Shawn

27 years of experience
30 reviews
Shawn
27 years of experience
Shawn was punctual and very knowledgeable! He provided the service in a timely manner and I was very pleased with the quality of work! He answered all of my questions and even made recommendations for maintaining and ensuring the longevity of my vehicle.

Peter

41 years of experience
1259 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Who's Patrick?....I had Peter. He was great, talked with me about what was needed and was was not. Carried out the plan of action and all was good to go, checked out the car and was on his way. I had a neighbor come over and ask him about his car and hopefully he will book with Peter.

Richard

18 years of experience
126 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
Great service!!! This is the 2nd time i have used Richard, he's great! Honest and does a great job!

Andrew

9 years of experience
551 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Most painless car repair experience of my life, would definitely recommend!

Andrew

13 years of experience
192 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Dose a great job

Scott

34 years of experience
609 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Friendly and professional

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Shaun is very nice and professional. I saw one of review saying he did not say much but I consider this is his strength. He is very efficient and get the job done in a very organized manner. After he completed the job, I chat with him and it was very pleasant to talk to him. I should also point out that he is the most honest auto mechanic I have met.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Springfield?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Touareg $168 $88.00 $79.99 14% $195.50
2004 Ford Explorer $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $152 $72.11 $79.99 15% $179.61
2011 Infiniti FX35 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Jaguar XJR $279 $199.33 $79.99 8% $306.83

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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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