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|2018 Ford Edge 4-1999 2.0L DOHC||$210.80||$0.00||$210.80||10%||$234.22|
|2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 4-2359 2.4L DOHC||$294.60||$0.00||$294.60||8%||$320.22|
|2018 Cadillac Xts V6-3564 3.6L DOHC||$278.66||$88.26||$190.40||12%||$316.66|
|2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4-146 2.4L DOHC | 1G1ZH57B284256075||$411.65||$223.84||$187.81||9%||$452.36|
|2014 Bmw 528i/I A 4-1997 2.0L DOHC||$334.86||$148.57||$186.29||8%||$363.98|
|2017 Volkswagen Jetta 4-1395 1.4L DOHC||$223.38||$63.88||$159.50||15%||$262.80|
|2017 Volkswagen Jetta 4-1395 1.4L DOHC||$223.38||$63.88||$159.50||12%||$253.84|
|2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 5.3L V8 (0) LMG FLEX FI | 3GNMCFE02BG170239||$363.73||$146.23||$217.50||14%||$422.94|
|2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 5.3L V8 (0) LMG FLEX FI | 3GNMCFE02BG170239||$375.53||$158.03||$217.50||11%||$421.94|
|2011 Honda Cr V 4-2354 2.4L DOHC||$209.43||$63.88||$145.55||11%||$235.31|
What You Need To Know About Brake Pad
What Are Brake Pads?
Brake pads consist of friction material that is bonded to a sturdy steel backing plate.
When you push on your brake pedal, the friction material on these pads is forced against the inner and outer surfaces of the brake rotor with a lot of pressure.
This friction causes the tires on your car to slow rapidly allowing for a quick, safe, and controlled stop. However, this wears over time. After thousands of miles, this friction material eventually wears away - along with the brake rotors - and they require replacing. That's where we come in.
What Do We Offer?
Our mobile mechanics will come to your home or office to perform and replace your brake pads. They change your pads and rotor, perform a complimentary vehicle inspection, & then schedule your next replacement - all from the comfort of your own home.
How We Do It?
Our ASE-Certified mobile mechanics are based throughout Michigan and Texas.
Once you get a brakes pad replacement quote from us, we will send a qualified brakes technician for your vehicle based on the time & day you selected. You get a fixed upfront quote, book an appointment & get your brake pads and rotors replaced outside your home or office, it’s really that simple.
What We Recommend
Brake pads and rotors are not a one-time repair. In fact, you need to regularly check and replace your pads and rotors to ensure the long-term health of your vehicle and the safety of yourself and your passengers. For our members, we offer automated brake service reminders depending on your vehicle manufacturer’s service intervals.
Furthermore, if you're serious about looking after your brakes, you should also ensure you are also checking your brake fluid routinely.
With a Fixmycar membership, you get 10% discounts on all your brake services along with free oil changes as part of the membership.
How to Tell You You Need To Replace Brake Pads
The wear indicator light on your car's dashboard - Most modern cars 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's dashboard. Your car manual will tell you what the symbol looks like.
Vehicle vibration and pulsations - During the usual wear and tear of driving, your brake rotors may develop excessive thickness variation, runout onto the wheel hub, or simply deform in shape. If this occurs, you may notice vibrations and pulsations on your steering wheel and your brake pedal. If the case, both rotors and brake pads need to be replaced.
It's taking longer to slow down - If your vehicle's ability to reduce speed when you make contact with your brake pedal is diminishing, this could be a sign that your pads are on the way out.
Vehicle pulling and wandering - If your car pulls from one side to the other during braking, this can mean more than worn brake pads. It could be a sign of a stuck brake caliper, misaligned suspension, or a tire defect. Our mobile mechanics will change your brake pads or rotors and assess if any further service on your braking system needs to be made.
Brake system warning light - This is a serious one. If your brake system warning light, have your vehicle inspected and repaired as soon as possible.
How to Book a Brake Pads Replacement With Us?
It's extremely simple to replace brake pads with FixMyCar. Just follow these 3 easy steps.
Request a fixed quote
Book an appointment
Pay after you complete the service
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How Much Is Auto Repair in Dallas TX?
Firstly, there are two types of auto repair services to consider here: the essential car maintenance that you should perform with regularity and unforeseen auto repair that will occur from time to time.
Preventative maintenance in Dallas TX may cost you anywhere between $948 to $2,523 a year. However, you can ensure you're at the lower end of the scale by joining FixMyCar's oil change membership plan. This gives you regular scheduled oil changes - an essential part of routine car maintenance - and allows you to book scheduled maintenance for other tune-ups at a 10% discount.
As for unforeseen auto repair, this depends on a number of factors. Including:
The severity of the auto repair requires
The level of expertise
The model and make of the car
Whether you're using a repair shop or a mobile mechanic
Where you're based in Dallas TX
When you visit a Dallas repair shop, you won't know how much a particular auto repair is until you're in the shop - which can lead to you being taken advantage of. However, we give you upfront and fair pricing from the off. We will give you the quote and allow you to make the decision yourself.
How Soon Can Your Mechanic Arrive At My Home or Office?
After getting a quote from one of our certified technicians, we'll arrive at your home or business in 48 hours. Whether you're at home in Grand Prairie or just off Central Expressway, we'll come to you no matter where you are in the Dallas area.
Our mobile mechanics will be in touch with you to organize an auto repair that fits your schedule.
Do You Service All Car Brands & Models in Dallas TX?
We service all vehicle brands and models in Dallas TX. Our mobile mechanics offer anything from auto repair to quick auto tune-ups on both old and new vehicles.
Request a quote to find out how much an auto repair for your car or truck model.
How Often Should You Change Your Brake Fluid?
You need to change your brake fluid every four to five years. However, it's best practice to ask one of our mobile mechanics to check your brake fluid and let you know how it's performing and when it's best to replace it.
Furthermore, our mechanics will top up your brake fluid after every brake pad or rotor service.
Why Do You Need To Replace Your Car's Brake Pads?
Your car’s brake pads lose material every time they are used. Over time, this causes them to eventually wear thin, and thin brake pads can’t generate the heat caused by friction as effectively.
As a result, their ability to stop your vehicle quickly diminishes, potentially increasing braking distance. In the end, they wear out completely. This can cause a host of issues, costly repairs, and make your vehicle unsafe to drive.
What Happens During A Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement?
When fitting new brake pads, these are the usual steps our mobile mechanics take:
Confirm the thickness of the friction material - If your pad's friction material is under 2mm in thickness, we'll replace brake pads.
Inspect the brake rotor surface that contacts the pads - we'll visually inspect, and then measure the brakes rotors with specialist tools to check for thickness variation, excessive runoff onto the wheel hub, and any pad distortion.
Inspect the caliper, torque plate, pads, and brake rotors - we do this to determine whether there's a stuck caliper or whether the brake caliper is operating comfortably.
Install new pads - In addition to this, we'll install any other recommended parts that will improve your brakes (e.g. a new rotor). However, we'll only do this with your approval.
Lubricate different braking components and inspect brake fluid - This could include caliper sliding pins, the master cylinder, or the pads mounts. We'll also top off brake fluid as required.
Test drive your vehicle - our mobile brake specialists will take your car out for a spin to ensure your braking system is back to full health.
Is It Safe To Drive With Brake Pad Issues?
It’s not safe to drive with troublesome brake pads.
There are several reasons why this should be avoided, including:
Damages brake rotors and calipers
Wears down your tires
Car vibrates when slowing down
The brake pedal has slower response times
These could not only result in long-term vehicle issues, they can also put you and others at risk.
Can You Replace Brake Pads On Your Own?
You can replace brake pads on your own. However, only attempt this if you’re comfortable and confident with car maintenance.
Furthermore, as with all DIY car repairs, check your vehicle’s manual to find out any model-specific instructions or the manufacturer's specifications before replacing your vehicle’s brake pads.
However, if you’re not confident with car maintenance or want to avoid the hassle, book a quote with one of our experienced mobile mechanics and we’ll come directly to your home or office.
How Do You Check Your Brake Pads?
If you're noticing some brake noise or a decrease in stopping power, it may be a good idea to check your brake pads. In fact, we recommend making this a regular part of your car maintenance routine.
That way, you're more likely to catch the problem early on, prevent driving on worn brake pads, and ensure you're not running the risk of coming to a complete stop.
Let your brakes cool - Your brakes generate a lot of heat while in use. Therefore, we recommend you allow at least an hour after use before inspecting them.
Check your wheels - A buildup of brake dust is normal for your brake pads. As your car's brake pads wear, the amount of brake dust diminishes. When you begin to notice cleaner wheels, it can be a sign that your vehicle is ready for new brake pads.
Look inside your wheel (without removing your wheels) - you can see the pad through the holes in your wheel. To check the life of the pad, you'll need to determine its thickness. (you may need a flashlight to do so). A worn pad is no good for any vehicle. If the pads look thin, less than 1/4", it might be time to get them replaced.
You can also tend to your vehicle's brakes by removing the wheel. However, we recommend you only attempt this if you're very confident. Otherwise, contact FixMyCar to service your vehicle's brakes.
Do You Offer a Service Warranty on Brake Pads?
We offer a 2 year | 24,000 service guarantee on all of our services, including brake pads and rotors replacement.