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Brake Pad Replacement Estimate for Mercury Commuter

Mercury Commuter Brake Pad Replacement costs $174 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1967 Mercury CommuterV8-7.0LService typeBrake Pads - Rear ReplacementEstimate$265.31Shop/Dealer Price$319.04 - $452.33
1965 Mercury CommuterV8-6.4LService typeBrake Pads - Rear ReplacementEstimate$245.31Shop/Dealer Price$299.06 - $432.36
1960 Mercury CommuterV8-5.1LService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementEstimate$245.31Shop/Dealer Price$299.06 - $432.36
1966 Mercury CommuterV8-6.7LService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementEstimate$245.31Shop/Dealer Price$299.04 - $432.32
1968 Mercury CommuterV8-6.4LService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementEstimate$245.31Shop/Dealer Price$299.07 - $432.39
1964 Mercury CommuterV8-7.0LService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementEstimate$245.31Shop/Dealer Price$299.06 - $432.36
1966 Mercury CommuterV8-7.0LService typeBrake Pads - Front ReplacementEstimate$250.31Shop/Dealer Price$303.92 - $437.12
1965 Mercury CommuterV8-7.0LService typeBrake Pads - Rear ReplacementEstimate$250.31Shop/Dealer Price$304.29 - $437.78
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Brake Pad Replacement Service

What are brake pads and how do they work?

Brake pads consist of friction material that is bonded to a sturdy steel backing plate. When you push on the brake pedal, the friction material on the brake pads is forced against the inner and outer surfaces of the steel brake rotor under tremendous pressure. The resulting friction causes the wheels on your car to slow rapidly allowing for a quick, safe and controlled stop. After thousands of miles, this friction material eventually wears away, and the brake rotor wears away as well, requiring replacement.

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When to replace brake pads?

Here are several indications that you need new brake pads:

  • Wear indicator on vehicle dashboard. When the friction material on the brake pads is worn to within 2 mm of the pad backing plate, replacement of the pads is necessary. Most newer cars today 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 dashboard’s instrument cluster. Consult your owner’s manual to learn what the symbol looks like.
  • High pitched squeal when braking. When the friction material on the pads is worn close to the backing plate, you may hear a squealing or squeaking noise as you drive regardless of whether you are applying the brakes or not. That squealing or squeaking noise is designed to make you aware that the brake pads are getting low and need to be inspected. If all of the friction material on the brake pad has been worn away, you will hear grinding and scraping noises when you apply the brakes. Pad replacement is mandatory at this point and the vehicle is unsafe to drive until corrected.
  • Brake pedal pulsation or vehicle vibration. Over time, brake rotors may develop excessive thickness variation (>.001 inches), excessive runout on the wheel hub (> .002 inches), or the brake rotor may warp due to high operating temperatures. If these defects exist, you may notice pulsation in the brake pedal or steering wheel during braking. New pads and rotor resurfacing or replacement will be required if the rotor has any of the above-mentioned deficiencies.
  • Vehicle pulling or wandering on braking. If your car pulls to the right or left during braking, that could be a sign of a sticking brake caliper, misalignment of the suspension, and sometimes tire defects or uneven tire inflation from side-to-side. The mechanic who inspects your vehicle will determine if new brake pads alone will resolve the issue or if other repairs are needed.
  • High mileage on existing pads. Regardless of whether any of the above brake system symptoms occur, every 10,000 miles a mechanic should measure the thickness of the remaining friction material on the brake pads and perform a thorough visual inspection of the braking system.
  • Brake system warning lights and/or maintenance reminder messages. Should your brake system warning light ever illuminates, or a brake system related maintenance reminder message appears in the driver information display, have your vehicle inspected and repaired as soon as possible.

How do mechanics replace brake pads?

Normally, pad replacement requires these steps:

  • Confirm the thickness of the remaining friction material on the brake pads. If the remaining friction material is less than 2 mm in thickness, pad replacement is warranted.
  • Visually inspect the brake rotor surface that contacts the pad (for scoring, pitting, grooves, rust) and measure the brake rotor with precision tools for thickness variation, run-out and warpage.
  • Inspect the caliper, torque plate, pads, and rotors to determine if the caliper is operating freely (i.e., inspect for stuck calipers).
  • Install new pads and any additional recommended components (e.g., rotors, if rotors depart from OEM specifications) only with customer approval of course.
  • Lubricate brake system components, such as caliper sliding pins, and inspect the condition of the brake fluid. Top off brake fluid as required.
  • Perform a basic 50 point safety inspection of your vehicle.
  • Finally, the mechanic will test drive your vehicle to confirm normal operation of the brake system.

Is it safe to drive with a brake pad problem?

Driving a vehicle with a known deficiency in the braking system is unsafe and consequently is not recommended. Worn out brake pads can increase stopping distances and so for your safety, it is always advised that worn out brake pads be replaced promptly. Further driving is not recommended and you should request service at your earliest convenience if any of the following circumstances exist: stopping distances are much greater than what you are accustomed to; the brake pedal is not firm or is low; there is loss of braking power assist; the vehicle pulls severely to one side on braking; or the brake system warning light is on.

If you detect unusual noises, such as squealing or grinding, but stopping distances are close to what you are used to, and the brake pedal is firm, and there are no warning lights, it may be safe to proceed to your destination but schedule service at your earliest convenience. When it comes to the brakes on your vehicle, always err on the side of caution and have a mechanic check your brake pads and braking system at the first indication of a problem.

When replacing brake pads keep in mind:

Brake pads must always be replaced as a set, that is both wheels (driver and passenger side) on an axle, front or rear, must be serviced. If brake pads on only one side of the car were replaced, your car might pull to one side when you apply the brakes. Often, resurfacing or replacement of the brake rotors is necessary and a competent mechanic will always measure for wear and damage to the brake rotors and advise you as to whether rotor replacement or re-surfacing is needed.

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Rusty
23 years of experience
Mercury Mariner V6-3.0L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Grand Prairie, Texas
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29 years of experience
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Adam
29 years of experience
Mercury Grand Marquis V8-4.6L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Helotes, Texas
Adam was great, showed up on time, and was extremely knowledgeable and professional! He is very easy going and makes the whole process painless; taking time to answer any questions I had. His recommendations for future service seem very reasonable, and there are no hard sells or scare tactics! We will definitely use his services again! Thanks Adam and Your Mechanic!

Marvin

6 years of experience
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Marvin
6 years of experience
Mercury Grand Marquis V8-4.6L - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - North Las Vegas, Nevada
Marvin is totally cool, professional and knowledgeable. He explained everything and patiently answered our questions plus he double checked services that another auto shop had included in their estimate., My first attempt at getting the car serviced was a total waste of time,. It took them over 5 hours to look at the car and when they finally contacted me it was to give me an estimate that was 3x more than the original quote. The first shop I took the car too didn't seem to care about my time and I felt that they were trying to rip me off by charging for services not needed which included parts and labor expenses that they probably wouldn't have done but charged for anyway. Yourmechanic.com was so much more convenient. I didn't have to worry about finding rides before and after dropping the car of at the shop because Marvin came to us after I saved my online quote and made an appointment for the same day. I wasted over 6 hours and received a quote for $826.67 (original quote was $252-275) and nothing was done because I refused to have the work done after they told me that the brake pads, calipers, rotors and brake hoses needed replacing even though I told them when I dropped the car off that we only needed front and rare brake pad replacement. Marvin came out to us on the same day and was completely done within 3 hours for $336.42(original quote was $259.47) There was an additional charge of $76.95 because one of the rotors also needed replacing. Before leaving, Marvin informed us of what services were going to be needed soon which included adding motor oil. and windshield wiper fluid which are easy enough for me to do so he told me what kind of motor oil to buy and didn't mind at all that I was trying to save money by doing what I could myself. We will be scheduling Marvin to come out again so that the brake lines can be flushed. He already submitted the quote online. All I'll need to do is accept the quote and schedule an appointment. II really like Marvin. I have absolutely no complaints with regard to anything he did, he saved us approximately $500, he was quick, efficient and was very easy to communicate with. The best part was that he didn't talk down to me at all or try to rip me off like the other auto shop did (MAC) I highly recommend Marvin, he's a good, honest mechanic.

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Mercury Milan L4-2.3L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Des Plaines, Illinois
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