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William

33 years of experience
205 reviews
William
33 years of experience
Explained the process to me and conducted the work in a timely manner. Thank you for the time and I would use again in the future.
Oil change and front brake pads on my BMW Z4. Excellent job.

MICHAEL

32 years of experience
164 reviews
MICHAEL
32 years of experience
Phenomenal Service, extremely knowledgeable, very honest and helpful
Fantastic!

Miguel

20 years of experience
72 reviews
Miguel
20 years of experience
Reliable and trustworthy mechanic.

Bryant

11 years of experience
373 reviews
Bryant
11 years of experience
Honest, professional and honestly a breath of fresh air. Was a fantastic experience

Isai

26 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
26 years of experience
Isai is one of the most knowledgeable and honest mechanics I have come across. He is very professional and personable and stands behind his work. I highly recommend him to anyone.

Hernandes

6 years of experience
18 reviews
Hernandes
6 years of experience
He was knowledgable, came on time and did a good job. I am writing a review after driving the vehicle for a month to make sure there are no issues.

David

12 years of experience
297 reviews
David
12 years of experience
Mr. Klemin, was nothing but professional and kind. Despite the bad rainy weather he showed up on time and completed the work with out complaints. He replaced my brake/rotor and after job was completed he informed me of other things on my car that needs attention. I will contact him to complete work on my car in the near future. I would recommend him!!!

Charles

26 years of experience
22 reviews
Charles
26 years of experience

Dave

22 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
22 years of experience
This was my first time having a mobile mechanic service. Dave was very professional, honest, and communicated what was wrong with my car. I totally recommend your mechanic and will definitely call them again for service. Thank you. Stephanie was very professional, helpful, and nice as well. Great service here.

Christopher

19 years of experience
173 reviews
Christopher
19 years of experience
Knowledgeable, helpful, and time efficient!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Waddell?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Nissan NV2500 $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2015 Kia Optima $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2016 Toyota Highlander $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2015 Lincoln MKT $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 $169 $72.69 $95.98 16% $201.69
2015 Porsche Macan $416 $319.71 $95.98 7% $448.71

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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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