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Number of Reviews

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Damian

Damian

8 years of experience
255 reviews
Damian
8 years of experience
arrived early. professional and thorough. definitely will use and recommend again
Very professional and honest. Did a great job and did it very quickly.
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert was awesome! I would recommend him to anyone looking for service. He showed up a bit early to get the low down on the job (albeit fairly routine service) and he finished early as well! It's easy to spot a mechanic who knows what he's doing and simply gets it done.
Robert did a great job. Ontime, fast and friendly.
Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
I hired Joel again and was very pleased with the same prompt and professional service. He allowed me to observe the work being done, explained the process, and answered questions that I had about the repairs. Afterwards, my wife decided to set appointment for her car. We look forward to seeing Joel again in a few days. Thanks!
Joel was very prompt, timely and cordial. It took him less than 45 minutes to replace my brakes and inspect my Kia Forte. Would recommend to anyone.
Jamahl

Jamahl

17 years of experience
703 reviews
Jamahl
17 years of experience
You never not what to expected with independant contractor services, but this was an excellent experience and Jamahl was quick, professional and took time to thoroughly explain work performed and recommended services. Would highly recommend him and will use him for future services.
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
He was on-time and professional. Took the time to answer all of the many questions that I had. Would definately recommend using his services!
Joe

Joe

13 years of experience
317 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Professional, personable,
Pedro

Pedro

22 years of experience
10 reviews
Pedro
22 years of experience
My encounter with Pedro was the type you wish all new endeavors would model! Pedro was prompt and courteous. He was knowledgeable about my vehicle and even went the extra mile to ensure he was aware of the specifics about my model/year. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a mechanic you can trust!
Guan

Guan

3 years of experience
42 reviews
Guan
3 years of experience
Quan was very professional and easy to work with. He arrived a little early for my appointment and he worked very hard to get the job done. He kept me informed about the repair work as well as recommended future maintenance needs.
Harish

Harish

24 years of experience
523 reviews
Harish
24 years of experience
Communicated that parts were going to be late. Once he got parts, he was there and got the job done in no time. Great first experience!
Rey

Rey

22 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
22 years of experience
Very knowledgable mechanic and very trustworthy. Would recommend Rey again.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in West Kingston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2013 Volkswagen Jetta $136 $56.21 $79.99 16% $163.71
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2009 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $230 $110.12 $119.98 15% $271.37
2008 Mercedes-Benz B200 $145 $64.72 $79.99 15% $172.22
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $166 $77.96 $87.98 15% $196.21

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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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