Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Summerville.

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5/5

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Travis

Travis

15 years of experience
55 reviews
Travis
15 years of experience
excellent!
As usual ahead of schedule and timely completed
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Jeffrey is fantastic. He was early to the appointment and was extremely kind and explained the additional services I needed and why after the appointment
Rigoberto

Rigoberto

8 years of experience
517 reviews
Rigoberto
8 years of experience
Arrives promptly and very knowledgeable. He did a great job !
He was very efficient, friendly and professional.
Mark

Mark

11 years of experience
71 reviews
Mark
11 years of experience
Matk was Great. work was dinr fast gave a good inspection. Went eith me on test drive. and brakes worked great.
Krystal

Krystal

14 years of experience
68 reviews
Krystal
14 years of experience
She was very knowledgeable about cars and had the expertise to fix it right. Thanks Krystal!!!
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

18 years of experience
55 reviews
Jeffrey
18 years of experience
Tyrone

Tyrone

8 years of experience
402 reviews
Tyrone
8 years of experience
Tyrone was excellent. He had recommended the day prior that I really should replace the rotors as well as the pads. I turned him down because I looked at the outside of the rotors and did not see any wear or damage to the rotors that would require replacing them. When Tyrone showed up today, however, he showed me that the inside of both rotors were badly scored and that they would need to be replaced. Instead of telling me to reschedule for another day when rotors could be brought out, Tyrone immediately got on his phone in an effort to track the parts down. He found a pair of rotors and went to get them, returning 20 minutes later, at which time he replaced both the rotors and pads. He never once said "I told you so". Great job Tyrone.
Scott

Scott

33 years of experience
469 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Friendly and professional
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Well I like Jeff, but as a master mechanic he wasn’t able to perform a service on my car. I needed a shaft axel seal. He could not do it. So I am kind of dissatisfied with it. I don’t know if I would use him again or not.
Dominique

Dominique

7 years of experience
12 reviews
Dominique
7 years of experience


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Summerville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Lotus Exige $143 $63.35 $79.99 16% $170.85
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2011 Toyota Venza $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 BMW 528i xDrive $271 $166.77 $103.98 11% $306.52
2015 BMW X4 $235 $155.06 $79.99 10% $262.56
2007 Ford Mustang $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69

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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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