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Brake Pads Replacement

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brake pads replacement

BRAKE PADS 101

Brake pads are the #1 most commonly replaced brake component. According to tirebusiness.com, aftermarket brake pads demand reached $1.8 billion in 2021. Needless to say, brake pads play a critical role in your vehicle's brake system. Following your OEM guidelines to brake pads replacement will go a long way in saving you time, money and possibly your life!

Brake pads provide the stopping power for your vehicle. Most vehicles have 2 brake pads per wheel. The brake pads live in the brake caliper bracket.

When the brake caliper is engaged, it squeezes the brake pads together. In between the brake pads is the brake rotor. When the brake pads are squeezed together, it causes the rotor stop turning. This action creates friction (hence friction material). Brake pad friction material is the most important aspect when purchasing brake pads. Different types of brake pads are designed for different applications.

 

TYPES OF BRAKE PADS

  • Semi-Metallic: Semi-metallic brake pads consist of around 30% to 70% alloy metals such as copper, steel, iron etc. Semi-metallic pads are known to have the best 'bite' but are often quite noisy and emit a lot of brake dust.

  • Ceramic: Ceramic brake pads are made of a ceramic composition (much like that found in pottery). Ceramics have the widest operating temperature range and are the most quiet.

  • Organic: Organic pads are made of materials such as fiberglass, Kevlar fibers and other materials. They are the cheapest option of the other types but generally don't last as long.

SIGNS OF WORN BRAKE PADS

  • Brake Squeal: If you hear a high pitch squeal or grinding noise when applying the brakes, you're probably in need of new brakes. This squealing noise indicates the friction material is getting low.

  • Excessive Brake Dust: If your wheels are covered in a reddish type of dust, this generally means the brake pad quality on your vehicle isn't the best and should be upgraded to a better grade brake pad.

  • Soft Brake Pedal: Poor brake pedal performance can indicate brakes replacement. However, this symptom is mostly associated with vehicles equipped with drum brakes.

For more details visit our FAQ's page or contact us today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

DO YOU COME TO ME?

Yes. We're a completely mobile brake repair company. We do not have a physical shop location.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FIX MY BRAKES?

Most brake services take 1 to 2 hours to complete.

WHY ARE MY BRAKES GRINDING?

When you're experiencing brake grind, it means you waited too long to replace the brake pads. Once the brake pads wear out past he point of no return, the metal backing will start to contact the rotors. This metal on metal friction creates the grinding noise and destroys the rotors.

WHICH BRAKE ROTORS DO I NEED?

In this Houston weather, we highly recommend using fully or partial coated brake rotors. Coated rotors help prevent rust & corrosion from prematurely eating away the rotor.

HOW DOES MOBILE BRAKE REPAIR WORK?

  • Simply fill out our free estimate request form and we'll get you a repair estimate pronto.

  • Upon estimate approval, set a date convenient for you to have your vehicle serviced.

  • On the day of, we'll text you with an ETA. Upon arrival, our technician(s) will confirm your vehicles' symptoms and begin the repair.

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