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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

21 years of experience
1828 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Friendly
Fast, friendly, and got it done. Although, he was great he did have to come back because customer service did not equip him with all the needed parts, but it was quickly taken care of.

Julio

13 years of experience
19 reviews
Julio
13 years of experience
On time fast work really friendly and saved me some money you can’t ask for more great job Julio You know your cars

Tyrone

10 years of experience
423 reviews
Tyrone
10 years of experience
On time, services done well, will definitely use again.

Dave

15 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
15 years of experience
Dave was excellent. He provided superior service.

Timothy

21 years of experience
105 reviews
Timothy
21 years of experience
Best experience. Tim came right on time, did awesome job on my car and I m glad I tried "your mechanic". I will definitely use this app again. Thanks

Nicholas

10 years of experience
349 reviews
Nicholas
10 years of experience
Nick did a fantastic job with some maintenance items on my BMW. He's knowledgeable and competent.

Jason

8 years of experience
175 reviews
Jason
8 years of experience
Jason. Arrived timeously, performed the work perfectly. I would definitely recommend him to others and use his service again in the future.

Alfred

12 years of experience
387 reviews
Alfred
12 years of experience
Came out on a rainy day early to do my brakes. He managed the rain forecast and my service well. He completed the job perfectly and in a quick manner.

Travis

9 years of experience
61 reviews
Travis
9 years of experience
Travis arrived on time. The The age and history of the car required patience as well as diagnostic skills in troubleshooting the problems with the brake system.. The brakes work better than they've worked since owning the car. I'm very satisfied with the work Travis did and would not hesitate recommending as a very qualified mechanic.

Emmette

35 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
35 years of experience
Excellent job by Emmette. On time, completed work with estimate. Will be booking Emmette in the future.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in West Columbia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota Corolla $173 $93.43 $79.99 13% $200.93
2016 Ford Taurus $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2014 Ford Transit Connect $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2015 Infiniti QX80 $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2010 BMW 528i $184 $80.35 $103.98 16% $220.10
2010 Jaguar XF $206 $126.46 $79.99 11% $233.96

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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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