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Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is a good mechanic. He helped diagnose my oil leak and my engine problems.
Whitney is very professional. First, he called when he realized he won't be able to arrive on time and gave the exact time he would arrive. Second, he explained everything clearly and patiently and did the work in front of me. I believe people will not hide their work if they know what they're doing. Third, he kept the work area clean.

Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Great mechanic. Very knowledgeable and thorough with his explanations. Highly recommended
Tyrone provides peaceful, Honest, incredible service. If there was more than 5 stars. I'd give it to him. I stopped going to other shops since I started using requesting his service. He tops the Charts.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
It was a great experience for my first time using the your mechanic service. Had full brake job. Theodore was very professional. He explained every part of the job, suggested further problems that should need attention but wasn't high pressure. Was very prompt, and cleaned up the whole area after job was done. I would recommend him to my friends.
Theo did a great job. Not only did he arrive early (with asking first, if it was ok) he explained all of what he was doing. He also didn't mind me asking him a lot of questions. Overall, I highly recommend Theo!

Sidney

12 years of experience
63 reviews
Sidney
12 years of experience
He triple checked his work as he did the front and rear brake job. He was polite and courteous. He ensures that you are satisfied with his work.

Refugio

15 years of experience
51 reviews
Refugio
15 years of experience
arrived on time; very friendly; fast service about an hours work; vehicle runs smooth now; very easy transaction process

AUDIE

31 years of experience
180 reviews
AUDIE
31 years of experience
On time and very professional. Explained what he was going to do and reviewed it with me at the end of the appointment.

Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
Ross was great! Very professional, and pointed out other maintenance issues that I was unaware of, no high pressure tactics just FYI, will use him again, thanks Ross!

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Rocco was amazing. He was really professional and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend him!

Tyler

25 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
25 years of experience
First time using the service. Tyler arrived on time (actually early) and got to work immediately. He explained everything and completed the work within the estimated time frame. He then again explained the completed work and let me know what routine services were coming due. He also told me what was in good shape. I didn't feel like I was being "upsold", just informed. He did a great job and I am quite pleased that I choose this company to do business with, and that I got Tyler as my mechanic today. I would definitely recommend both this mechanic and "Your Mechanic" services. I will certainly use them again in the future! Thank you, John Armstrong

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
He is very good and does know very well what he is doing. Will definitely Recommend him.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Bellwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Aston Martin Vanquish $141 $60.96 $79.99 16% $168.46
2008 Saturn Aura $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2011 Scion tC $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 $152 $72.11 $79.99 15% $179.61
2004 BMW 330Ci $174 $86.06 $87.98 14% $204.31
2009 Lexus IS F $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72

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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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