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Shane

17 years of experience
127 reviews
Shane
17 years of experience
Nissan Rogue Sport L4-2.0L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Austin, Texas
Shane did an excellent job with my car. Her was very friendly and professional. I Will definitely be using him again.
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Austin, Texas
Quick and efficient. Does a good job. Nice guy. He will let you know what other repairs you need as well. He's as good as you can get to be honest. Don't hesitate to schedule your next service with him.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1346 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Ford Mustang V8-4.6L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Austin, Texas
Patrick was extremely professional and is a wonderful mechanic. Could not be happier with the experience. We will definitely be referring our friends and family to your mechanic.com and have them asking for him in particular. THANKS!
Toyota Matrix - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Austin, Texas
Very professional and knowledgeable. Patrick was fantastic making sure I knew and understood everything that was going on with my car. Because YourMechanic have mechanics like Patrick, I'm not using anyone else!

Edgar

8 years of experience
201 reviews
Edgar
8 years of experience
Toyota Camry L4-2.4L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Austin, Texas
Edgar showed up on time, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He changed out the front brake pads and the car runs great! Will definitely use and recommend Edgar in the future.
Jeep Commander - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Austin, Texas
Young guy, very knowledgeable. Great service, all work done in a flash. Very personable. Give this. dude a raise

Tom

44 years of experience
38 reviews
Tom
44 years of experience
Ford F-150 V8-5.4L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Austin, Texas
Outstanding, friendly, and knowledgeable. Tom pointed out a few urgent things for me to be aware of and I’ll definitely book him for the next job.
Lexus ES330 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Austin, Texas
Tom did a very good job, and was very nice to deal with. The only issue we had was that the "YourMechanic" invoice did not reflect the $20 promotional coupon that was promised when this job was scheduled, but that was not his fault, and I was able, with considerable effort, to arrange for the price to be corrected. I appreciated his willingness to release the vehicle and go to his next job, after he waited 20+ minutes for YourMechanic to return his call about correcting the price, letting me work it out with the company. I would be glad to have Tom Wildman on future repairs.

Luis

22 years of experience
112 reviews
Luis
22 years of experience
Ford Escape V6-3.0L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Austin, Texas
Luis was arrived on time and with enough room to talk with me before beginning the service. He gave great recommendations on my next services, and also gave some tips to increase the care for my car
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Austin, Texas
Luis contacted me to say he could arrive early, which he did. He talked me through the work which would take place, and discovered YourMechanic sent him with my parts/supplies than were actually required. He removed the cost of the unused equipment from the price. That sort of honesty and integrity is greatly appreciated, and I will request Luis for any future service needs.

Duy

13 years of experience
109 reviews
Duy
13 years of experience
Nissan Maxima V6-3.5L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Austin, Texas
Quick service, very friendly, informative and helpful. Most of all the guy is honest. I originally asked for an air filter replacement but when he pulled it out it was clean so he took it off of ther bill.
Mitsubishi Lancer - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Austin, Texas
Duy was professional and knowledgeable. He did great work on my car and will book him again. I would definitely recommend him to people who want an expert mechanic as well as friendly service.

William

26 years of experience
65 reviews
William
26 years of experience
Volkswagen Tiguan L4-2.0L Turbo - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Austin, Texas
If I could give 6 stars I would. Bill was fantastic. He was early, kept lines of communication open, cordial, professional and super knowledgeable.

Nathan

17 years of experience
272 reviews
Nathan
17 years of experience
Acura RDX L4-2.3L Turbo - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Austin, Texas
Nathan was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Work was done quickly and without issue. He was also honest in recommending that I did not need certain services for another 6-8 months. I would highly recommend.

Charles

34 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
34 years of experience
Toyota Prius L4-1.5L Hybrid - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Austin, Texas
Charles was very professional and thorough. He completed the maintenance on my car in an expeditious manner.

Patrick

17 years of experience
21 reviews
Patrick
17 years of experience
Mazda 3 L4-2.0L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Austin, Texas
Patrick was a-mazing!! He provided me with valuable information not only for my current appointment but future fun facts on how to keep my car running efficiently! Went above and beyond on getting my break pads changed and got me all set for the holidays. This guy definitely knows his stuff and I would highly recommend Patrick as a technician!!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Austin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Kia Sportage $152 $71.85 $79.99 15% $179.35
2013 Dodge Charger $168 $71.85 $95.98 16% $200.85
2013 Ford F-150 $152 $71.85 $79.99 15% $179.35
2010 Cadillac SRX $152 $71.85 $79.99 15% $179.35
2016 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe $216 $136.23 $79.99 11% $243.73
2011 Porsche 911 $640 $560.16 $79.99 4% $667.66

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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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