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4.9/5

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Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Ford Escape - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Alexandria, Virginia
Tyrone was on time, friendly and quickly got to work. He did a great job and followed up on a few things to keep an eye out for in the future. It was a great experience and much less stressful than going to a traditional shop.
Toyota Yaris - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Alexandria, Virginia
Tyrone was excellent. He had recommended the day prior that I really should replace the rotors as well as the pads. I turned him down because I looked at the outside of the rotors and did not see any wear or damage to the rotors that would require replacing them. When Tyrone showed up today, however, he showed me that the inside of both rotors were badly scored and that they would need to be replaced. Instead of telling me to reschedule for another day when rotors could be brought out, Tyrone immediately got on his phone in an effort to track the parts down. He found a pair of rotors and went to get them, returning 20 minutes later, at which time he replaced both the rotors and pads. He never once said "I told you so". Great job Tyrone.

Richard

9 years of experience
448 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Dodge Magnum - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Alexandria, Virginia
Richard showed up early and got the job done quickly and with zero issues. Plus he's a friendly dude. Would recommend!
Toyota Corolla - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Alexandria, Virginia
He's very knowledgable and communicates everything that he does. Highly recommend.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Toyota 4Runner - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Alexandria, Virginia
Emmette was great! He was a short notice replacement for the original mechanic scheduled to the work. He contacted me early the day of the appointment to see if he could come earlier. We agreed on a revised time, he arrived and immediately got to work. Took the time time to explain the process and the ins/outs of my brake system. All work was professionally done and he followed up with a quick walk around of my vehicle making recommendations for things I might want to consider down the road.
Volkswagen Jetta - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Alexandria, Virginia
Emmette was truly outstanding. Due to particular complications I was having with another mechanic, my car was in worse condition than before that mechanic attempted to service my vehicle.. When I called and complained they had scheduled Emmette to come out the next day. However, Emmette interrupted his dinner with his family, found the parts I needed where the other mechanic failed, purchased them out of pocket to satisfy the customer needs, and repaired my vehicle in a timely and spectacular manner. Truly Emmette deserves recognition for his work, I couldn't have been happier with Emmette. I hope my original mechanic was an abnormality to be addressed. Emmette has set a new standard for me for his work on my vehicle and is representative of the experience I had hoped for and more with YourMechanic. All in all, I am extremely pleased with the price, the convenience that Emmette had given me and of course his professional, resourceful, dedicated work and behavior. I will most definitely be requesting him again when I use YourMechanic.

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience
Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Alexandria, Virginia
Eugenio was early, professional, and very knowledgeable. He completed my car in less than the expected time and provided me with future maintenance recommendations.
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Alexandria, Virginia
He did such a good job, I booked him to do more work the very next week!

Marcus

6 years of experience
65 reviews
Marcus
6 years of experience
Cadillac SRX - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Alexandria, Virginia
the job was fast and efficient, the only holdup was the wrong brake pad that was misidentified at the auto parts store. I will use the service for my front brakes and any other issues that may arise

Aaron

12 years of experience
13 reviews
Aaron
12 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Alexandria, Virginia
Aaron was great, very informed and trustworthty. This guy helped out alot, gonna be keeping in touch for work in the future!

Carl

29 years of experience
26 reviews
Carl
29 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Alexandria, Virginia
Carl was really friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I don’t know much about cars but I felt comfortable with him performing maintenance and he answered all my questions.

Carlton

37 years of experience
14 reviews
Carlton
37 years of experience
Kia Optima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Alexandria, Virginia
Carlton (aka Wayne) provided excellent service. He showed up 30 minutes early (which to us was a great thing). He was professional and easy to work with. I recommend him.

Samadullah

8 years of experience
31 reviews
Samadullah
8 years of experience
Honda Civic - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Alexandria, Virginia
Sam was my very first encounter with Your Mechanic, and I am glad that I signed up. Sam and his partner were efficient and friendly. Because I was a first-time user, I had several questions related to the process and services performed. He responded to my questions with patience and explained the issues with my vehicle in a way that I could easily understand. I want to thank him and his friend again.

Brian

20 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Hyundai Elantra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Alexandria, Virginia
Brian arrived on time, brought the necessary parts for a complete brake job. He was very skilled in doing the job. But also took time to explain not only about the brakes but other aspects of maintaining the car. This was my second time with Your Mechanic and I have been very satisfied with the quality of the work as well as the prices charged. I would recommend that you give them a try.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Alexandria?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Nissan Juke $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2013 Volkswagen Jetta $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 Saab 9-3 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2014 Audi A8 Quattro $299 $203.50 $95.98 9% $332.50
2015 BMW 528i $236 $139.75 $95.98 12% $268.75
2010 Audi S4 $212 $91.78 $119.98 16% $253.03

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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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