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Brake Pad Replacement At Your Home Or Office

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We Provide a Brake Pad Replacement Around Your Schedule

Get your brake pads replaced around your schedule at your home or office.

HASSLE-FREE BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT

Life's busy. So why waste your time sitting at a shop? Our brake techs come to you and repair your brake pads around your schedule.

Transparent, Affordable Pricing

Our upfront, no-obligation brake repair quotes are designed to give you a transparent view into your vehicle's repair costs.

SKIP THE SHOP - WE COME TO YOUR HOME OR WORK

Our brake techs have decades of combined experience, and all services are backed by our Nubrakes Guarantee.

How Mobile Brake Pad Replacement Works

Schedule the most convenient brake service in three easy steps

Get Your Free Repair Quote

Let us know what’s going on with your brakes and we’ll send you a free, no obligation repair quote for your vehicle.

Select Your Service Date

Select a repair date and time that works around your schedule. We pride ourselves on making it simple for you.

ENJOY SAFEr, BETTER DRIVING

Our brake technicians will ensure that your brakes are ready to hit the road and get you back to driving worry-free!

How Much Does it Cost to Replace Brake Pads?

Average Job Cost

$119-$300

PER AXLE

It costs an average of $119 - $300 per axle to get brake pads replaced by a brake shop or mobile mechanic. If you’re shopping for brake pad repair, there’s a few factors that you should keep in mind:

  • The type of brake shop performing the repair
  • The type of brake pad being used
  • The brand of brake pad being used
  • Your vehicle’s manufacturer

Choose The Best Brake Repair Option For You

When it comes time to replace your brake pads, there are a few different installation routes you can go — traditional brick and mortar repair shops, dealerships and mobile mechanics. To pick your most suitable option it really comes down to your needs, schedule and budget. By and large, dealerships will end up costing you nearly double that of traditional brake shops or mobile mechanics. On the other hand, traditional brake shops require you to sit around while you wait for your brake pads to be replaced (which can take hours at busy shops).


At NuBrakes, we remove the unnecessary wait times and costly brick and mortar overhead, and pass those savings to you.

BRAKE PAD FAQs

Still have questions about brake pad replacements? We're here to help.

WHAT ARE BRAKE PADS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Have you ever thought about how your vehicle stops when you’re driving down the road and slam on your brakes? The braking system on your vehicle is made up of a few different core components that ultimately translates into your vehicle stopping when your press down on the pedal.

There’s two different types of brake pads that your vehicle could have: disc brakes or drum brakes. In both cases, your braking system works by using friction and resistance to convert the kinetic energy created by your rotating tires into heat energy and in turn, slowing the rotation of your tires.

Brake pads are a key component in the braking system because they’re the piece that contacts your vehicle’s disc rotors to create the friction needed to stop your vehicle. Brake pads will typically wear down once your vehicle has traveled 25,000-60,000 miles on the road.

When your brake pads wear down, you’ll typically notice one or multiple of the following brake repair symptoms:

Brake wear indicator on vehicle dashboard

Your brake pads are naturally designed to squeak whenever they reach a certain thickness (around 2mm). Whenever you begin to hear brake squeaking, you should get your brakes repair as soon as possible to ensure no further damage to your rotors or braking system. Many newer cars have electronic pad wear sensors built into the brake pads on these vehicles, a check brake light will illuminate on the dashboard when the brake pad has reached a certain thickness. We suggest checking your vehicle owner’s manual to confirm what the brake repair light symbol looks like.

Grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes

Your brake pads are naturally designed to squeak whenever they reach a certain thickness (around 2mm). Whenever you begin to hear brake squeaking, you should get your brakes repair as soon as possible to ensure no further damage to your rotors or braking system. Many newer cars have electronic pad wear sensors built into the brake pads on these vehicles, a check brake light will illuminate on the dashboard when the brake pad has reached a certain thickness. We suggest checking your vehicle owner’s manual to confirm what the brake repair light symbol looks like.

Brake pedal feels spongy

Are you experiencing a soft or spongy brake pad whenever you press down on the brake pedal? Spongy brakes can be indicative of a couple different issues. Typically, a spongy brake suggest that your brake lines have air in them and is causing your braking system to lose pressure. In this case, your brake lines need to be bled and have all of the air removed. Once you have bled the brakes, a fresh fluid exchange will be required to get your brakes back in working order.

Shaking steering wheel

A shaking steering wheel is a strong indicator that your brake rotors have been significantly worn down and/or warped. Often times, your brake rotors will wear down or warp due to a high exposure to heat. Sometimes, your rotors can warp if they’re particularly hot and then you drive through a puddle of water. If you’re experiencing shaking in your steering wheel, we suggest calling a NuBrakes brake repair specialist to help assess your situation and provide you with a free brake repair estimate.

Car wobbling or pulsating when you drive at highway speeds

Over time your disc brake rotors will start to wear down unevenly, meaning the metal rotors do not have an even level of thickness all the way around the rotor. When your brake rotors become uneven, this can cause your vehicle to wobble at higher speeds. If you���re experiencing this feeling, you’ll likely need to replace the brake pads and rotors on your vehicle. Your NuBrakes technician will be able to provide a free on-site brake diagnosis prior to completing the service to ensure you’re receiving the appropriate and necessary services.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR BRAKE PADS?

Over time, you brake pads and rotors will naturally wear out from the constant friction created by stopping your vehicle. New brake pads will have an average of 8 to 12mm of thickness. Once your brake pads wear down to 3-4 mm of thickness, you’ll begin to hear squeaking. At that point, you should call NuBrakes Mobile Brake Repair to provide a free and instant consultation and brake repair quote for your vehicle. It’s advantageous to get your brake pads replaced as quickly as possible to avoid and potential damage to your rotors — you’ll wind up saving money on your brake repair.


Your brake rotors will also naturally wear down over time, however, not as frequently as your brake pads so long as you replace your brake pads before they starting grinding on the rotors. A NuBrakes brake repair specialist can tell you how thick your brake rotors need to be. In addition, you consider a brake bleed and brake fluid change as part of your routine maintenance service for brakes.

Why NuBrakes?

We Come To You

Our mobile mechanics deliver top-rated services at your home or office for up to 40% less than a repair shop.

Better Prices

We're 10-40% more affordable on average compared to dealerships and shops so you'll be saving time AND money.

Flexible Availability

Have a specific time and day that you need your vehicle services? Our service advisors are here to help — contact us to today!

Schedule A Brake Repair Or Get a Quote Now.