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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 Goodhood'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 Goodhood 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.