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Marcus

Marcus

6 years of experience
38 reviews
Marcus
6 years of experience
Cadillac SRX - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Arlington, Virginia
Marcus was very courteous, professional and very fast! Would like to have him maintain our car in the future.
Hyundai Elantra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Arlington, Virginia
Marcus did a great job replacing the brakes on my care! Highly recommend him to anyone looking for service.
Brian

Brian

19 years of experience
131 reviews
Brian
19 years of experience
Audi A8 Quattro - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Arlington, Virginia
Very professional .Brian came early,sat in his car and notified me and waited patiently until I welcomed him. Most importantly got the job done in a very efficient manner.
Mercedes-Benz GLK350 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Arlington, Virginia
Brian is a bit of quirky guy, but I found him to be credible and helpful. Hoping I have no problems in the future, but if I do, I would hire Brian again.
Tyrone

Tyrone

8 years of experience
402 reviews
Tyrone
8 years of experience
Lincoln Navigator - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Arlington, Virginia
This guy is amazing! When the power went out in the garage at my apt due to a thunderstorm this did not affect his work at all...he had everything...lights, generator, tools and of course his great attitude and professionalism! Good job and thank you again Tyrone!
Subaru Forester - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Arlington, Virginia
Tyrone was courteous, efficient, and knowledgeable, leading me through my cars maintenance and pointing out some additional items I might want to have checked in the near future. He communicated very well, noting when a previous appointment went long and setting clear expectations for when he'd arrive. I'll book Tyrone again for any future maintenance needs.
Sami

Sami

18 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
18 years of experience
Nissan Rogue Select - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Arlington, Virginia
Sami is a consummate professional. He arrived early and was ready to begin earlier than the scheduled time. He worked efficiently and outside in below freezing temperature without a grimace or complaint.
Land Rover LR2 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Arlington, Virginia
Sami arrived on time and performed the brake job quickly and completely. This was my first experience with yourmechanic and I will be using the service again.
Glenn

Glenn

16 years of experience
37 reviews
Glenn
16 years of experience
Dodge Charger - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Arlington, Virginia
Glenn, service and professionalism are excellent within the work completed on my Dodge Charger. He was early to arrive before time of service and provided full details on the services need for my car. Glenn, also inform me of what the vehicle needed as well as detail information on the performance systems. After the work was completed in the 2hrs window, I was really impress with everything completed. Glenn, is the best and I will defiantly use him again with all my car service needs. Excellent customer service. Mr. Green
Mercedes-Benz R350 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Arlington, Virginia
Repeat customer due to high satisfaction. Great value and service.
Richard

Richard

8 years of experience
350 reviews
Richard
8 years of experience
Mazda 3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Arlington, Virginia
Richard was a wonderful guy to work with. He showed up on time, and finished about an hour ahead of the three hours scheduled for the repair. He also encouraged me to watch him because he enjoys teaching the consumer what exactly is going on. I really appreciated that being somewhat of a novice when it comes to car repairs.
Honda Fit - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Arlington, Virginia
Richard Robinson came to work on my front brakes this afternoon. EXCELLENT job, I knew I needed my pads replaced but the dealership was too much money. Richard was very professional, right on time, and VERY knowledgeable about cars/car parts. He works very quickly and is very transparent about what is going on. He went above and beyond to explain everything clearly, and show me exactly what may need to be changed in the future and why. I will definitely be requesting him again for all my car needs! I highly recommend him for anyone!
Eugenio

Eugenio

23 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
23 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Arlington, Virginia
My mechanic Eugenio impressed me with his professional skills and pleasant character. He worked proficiently and completed half an hour earlier than expected. He even showed up 20 mins earlier before the schedule time. That's amazing since when I use other service that needs appointment, they always keep me waiting all day long! He got down to the brake replacement and brake fluid flush, while gave suggestions to my following maintenance during the whole process. Thank you Eugenio, I am very satisfied with your perfect job. Thank you, YourMechanic, you save nearly 50% money for me compared to dealers. I will definitely use your service next time!
Acura RSX - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Arlington, Virginia
My wife's car is running well! What more can you ask for.
Dellano

Dellano

15 years of experience
257 reviews
Dellano
15 years of experience
BMW 328i - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Arlington, Virginia
Dellanos was great and highly knowledgeable
Pontiac Grand Prix - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Arlington, Virginia
Professional,fast, and personable
Mila

Mila

8 years of experience
77 reviews
Mila
8 years of experience
Subaru Forester - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Arlington, Virginia
Mila was courteous, knowledgeable, and efficient. I'd recommend him to anyone in the NoVA area using this service!
Malcolm

Malcolm

9 years of experience
9 reviews
Malcolm
9 years of experience
Honda Element - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Arlington, Virginia
Competent, honest, polite and he comes to your house. What more is there?


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Arlington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Volvo S80 $164 $68.50 $95.98 16% $197.50
2010 Volkswagen Jetta $179 $82.91 $95.98 15% $211.91
2004 Chevrolet Venture $175 $55.19 $119.98 19% $216.44
2015 BMW 328i $216 $119.63 $95.98 13% $248.63
2012 Audi A7 Quattro $202 $122.12 $79.99 11% $229.62
2011 Porsche Cayenne $297 $208.99 $87.98 9% $327.24

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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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