So, your car has a problem.

Front brake pads & rotors and rear brake pads.


What does this mean?

We're reasonably sure your front or rear brakes are worn to the point that they are rubbing through the brake pad, making the grinding sound. The brake pads squeeze on the brake rotors, creating friction to stop the car. The brake pads and rotors are designed to wear over time. It's hard to know if it's front or back until a mechanic arrives onsite. Both repairs are the same price. Once a mechanic arrives they will inspect the vehicle, figure out what side (front or back) is damaged and only replace those components.

How urgent?


On a scale of 1 to 10, we rate this to have an urgency of 9. Some repairs have very low urgency, and we give those a 1. With these repairs, you can wait for as long as you would like, because it will not ever result in harm to you or your vehicle. These are usually cosmetic damages.

We consider a 5 to be something that will eventually need to be done, but you can likely get away with holding off for a while if other things are more pressing. However, if a repair is close to a 10 (or at a 10), this means you should NOT be driving the vehicle, and should get this repaired as soon as possible.

What happens if I wait?


We would recommend getting it fixed as soon as possible – a maximum of 500 miles from when it started to make the noise.

How complicated is this repair?

This is how we score our difficulty.

  1. This job has no tools required, and can be completed by just about anyone.
  2. This requires a relatively handy person, but little experience working on cars exclusively.
  3. This warrants an average person who’s done a fair amount of car repair. Think the weekend mechanic who’s done a brake job or two!
  4. At this difficulty, the average mechanic could do the job, but you wouldn't want to do it yourself without a fair amount of experience.
  5. This job is very specialized, requiring very expensive tools only a specialty shop has and a high level of expertise.
We rank this repair to be a
3

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