Brake Repair & Replacement
Mobile Brake Pad Replacement at home or office
Mobile brake pad replacement is a fairly straightforward job when done by a professional. The only issue is having to schedule the time at an auto repair shop as well as the hassle of finding rides while your car is in there. This can take an afternoon at the least or even a whole day without your car.
Having your brake pads replaced on site and on your schedule saves you having to take time out of your busy schedule. Our professionals come to your location and the repairs can be done right in your driveway.
What is a Brake Pad Replacement?
There are 3 main components to your car's braking system. The rotor is the shiny disc you can see behind your rims, the brake pads which make contact with the rotor to produce friction for stopping, and the calipers which holds the brake pads. When you apply the brakes, the calipers clamp down on the pads to produce friction against the rotor for the wheels to slow down.
Over time, the friction wears down on the pads and they will need to be replaced. Most cars will only require a simple brake pad replacement, but on occasion, there may be additional problems that will require a full brake job can involve fixing or replacing all of the parts mentioned.
How is a Brake Pad Replacement Done?
Most brake pads will need to be changed at 50,000 miles or so, but depending on how much you drive and type of driving, that may be sooner. Stop and go driving or aggressive driving will necessitate more frequent replacements.
It is a simple as removing the old pads and replacing it with new ones. At this time, the rotors are checked for damage and wear. Damage such as brake debris buildup or the rotors warping will require additional repairs. Every second or third brake pad change should include getting your rotors turned, or machined. This gets rid of the built-up debris and warping, keeping your rotors smooth and extending their life.
Symptoms That Indicate You Need A Brake Pad Replacement
When you hear your pads making a loud squealing noise when you brake, then it's time to change them. It is built into the brake pads so that when it makes contact with the rotor, the friction causes the noise. If you leave it too long, you will hear a grinding sound which is metal to metal. This can cause damage to your braking system and you might have to replace the rotors also at this time. So to save yourself money, it's best to give us a call right away.
Average Cost For Brake Pad Replacement
Pads are typically cheap because they are designed to be replaced on a regular basis. Brake pad replacement averages around $150 per axle, or a range of $100 to $300. This is a fairly straight forward job, and is possible to do on your own. However, if there are additional issues that are found once you have the car up, you could find yourself working on a much longer project.
You’ll also need to make an initial investment for all the tools required, including a jack and jack stands. The investment spent on tools would be better spent paying an experienced, qualified mechanic that can come to you.