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David

David

11 years of experience
218 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David arrived to the appointment on time. David was very professional and explained his findings and recommendations to fix my vehicle. This is the second time that I have used David service and I will definitely call him again.
Competent, courteous and dependable.
Tung

Tung

13 years of experience
211 reviews
Tung
13 years of experience
Showed up on time and worked quickly. Needed to run back to get additional parts which was an error on my end. Did a terrific job.
Tung was terrific.
Genaro

Genaro

10 years of experience
189 reviews
Genaro
10 years of experience
On time, quick service, thorough review.
Genaro called 1.5 hr before the appointment time. He was here early and replaced both front and back break pads in less than an hour. I would recommend him and will consider to book him to work on my truck in the future.
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Josh is great. A previous mechanic had damaged my vehicle. Josh showed up early, figured out what needed to be done, explained everything along the way, and worked with YourMechanic to process the warranty claim. He completed the service. He was very thorough checking out the entire vehicle. He is one of the best mechanics I've worked with, period.
Rocco

Rocco

19 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
19 years of experience
Rocco is The Man! Knowledgeable, efficient, with great positive attitude + Great Service/Price delivered by YourMechanic.com . Thank you Rocco & thank you The Mechanic .com P.S.: Rocco, change your profile picture man!!! You look a lot better & more healthier than old you on picture kkk Once again, thank you Very Much!
Alexander

Alexander

26 years of experience
44 reviews
Alexander
26 years of experience
Alexander is extremely professional, knows what he is doing, and explains things clearly that are otherwise not clear by someone who has no idea about mechanical issues. Job well done.
Enrique

Enrique

18 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
18 years of experience
Very professional friendly did a great job !!!Will definitely be calling him back !!!Will tell my coworkers and friends about him and where to find him at !!! Thanks again !!! Thanks as well to YourMechanic 
Damian

Damian

8 years of experience
255 reviews
Damian
8 years of experience
Damian was super knowledgeable and friendly. would definitely want him back to do more work on my car
Scott

Scott

33 years of experience
469 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Excellent
Steve

Steve

12 years of experience
27 reviews
Steve
12 years of experience
Steve did a great job. He was communicative, showed up on time, did exactly what was expected, with no up-sell attempts, and no mess. He even hauled off the old parts even though I supplied my own parts for the job. As someone who normally does his own work, I was a bit leery about using yourmechanic.com (after seeing some of the negative yelp reviews), but Steve is definitely one of the good ones - I can't speak for the rest.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Acworth?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Acworth. Our mechanics in Acworth are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Acworth.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Dodge Caravan $184 $63.78 $119.98 18% $225.03
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2015 BMW X3 $260 $164.12 $95.98 11% $293.12
2005 Lexus SC430 $143 $55.19 $87.98 17% $173.44
2015 Jaguar XF $228 $132.48 $95.98 12% $261.48

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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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