Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Addison.

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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

10,770

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Tien

21 years of experience
897 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien replaced my front brake pads and rotors, and two weeks after the repairs, I can I am pleased (i.e. no issues) with the results. Tien was courteous, friendly, and competent. This was my first time using Your Mechanic. I would book a service with Tien again in the future.
Tien did a great job is getting the repairs I needed done quickly. I had him do a transmission flush, brake fluid flush and replace all the brake pads. If I would've gone to a shop it probably would've taken an extra hour or two for them to finish.

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome was great and personable and explained everything that he was doing. He completed everything in a timely manner and I would definitely recommend him.
Jerome was great and very professional, kept me updated on all items and made the experience quick and stressless. Will definitely recommend yourmechanic to my friends and family. Thanks Jerome.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Thank you, Joshua!! I've taken my car to the dealership for tune-ups ever since I bought it in 2006. They overcharge but I never had time to research a new mechanic, much less take it somewhere new. The last time I took my car in, the dealership said I needed some work done and quoted me a BIG price. Based on a friend's review here, I made an appt w/ YourMechanic and am VERY pleased. Not only did he do great work, he was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and did the work for a third of the dealership's quote. I already recommended YourMechanic and Joshua to my dad.

Brian

16 years of experience
103 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
I was very please with the work that Brian did on my car. He was very quick on putting the brakes on my car and explained everything that was helpful to know on any future maintenance that may be needed on my vehicle.

Peter

41 years of experience
1235 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience

Edmar

20 years of experience
146 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Great

John

29 years of experience
53 reviews
John
29 years of experience
John arrived early and completed the job in a very efficient manner. I am extremely happy with this service.

Justin

16 years of experience
2 reviews
Justin
16 years of experience
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Took great care of my truck

Michael

14 years of experience
502 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Michael is a good mechanic he has a great knowledge base if you continue to use mechanics with michael's ability I will continue to use your service

Hector

12 years of experience
60 reviews
Hector
12 years of experience
Always on time and excelent service.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Addison?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Addison. Our mechanics in Addison 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 Addison.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ford Escape $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2007 Dodge Caliber $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2014 Audi Q5 $269 $173.16 $95.98 10% $302.16
2007 BMW 650i $220 $116.15 $103.98 13% $255.90
2008 Ford Mustang $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69

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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.

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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