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Number of Reviews

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Mauricio

Mauricio

37 years of experience
84 reviews
Mauricio
37 years of experience
Very friendly guy.
Rigoberto

Rigoberto

8 years of experience
517 reviews
Rigoberto
8 years of experience
Consumers seldom receive the combination of expertise and sterling customer service but that has been my experience --twice-- with Rigoberto. He's extraordinarily knowledgeable, generous with his advice, efficient, and conscientious. He is also personable and was patient with all of my questions (and I had a LOT of them). As far as I'm concerned, no one else is touching my car.
Rodric

Rodric

11 years of experience
211 reviews
Rodric
11 years of experience
Great job. He was timely, courteous, knowledgeable, and fast. Will definitely use him again in the future.
Jerel

Jerel

8 years of experience
125 reviews
Jerel
8 years of experience
Prompt and professional!
Derek

Derek

14 years of experience
21 reviews
Derek
14 years of experience
Derek arrived a little late but called to communicate this and worked out prefect as I did get out of work late, I will definitely use mechanics.com again and hope I continue to get Derek as my mechanic
Wilson

Wilson

10 years of experience
202 reviews
Wilson
10 years of experience
Very kind, kept me informed and overall just awesome!
William

William

27 years of experience
49 reviews
William
27 years of experience
William "Andy" Walker was terrific! We are so glad to finally have a good mechanic after getting such horrible service all over town! He replaced our brake pads, rotors and calipers, as well as flushing the brake fluid. He gave good recommendations for things we need to look at in the future. And he seemed to be a really good human being also. We are happy to recommend him! And to be able to have our vehicle worked on at our home is the icing on the cake!
David

David

32 years of experience
12 reviews
David
32 years of experience
David came on time, performed an inspection and made the repairs. David recommended some additional service which I declined at this time. Thanks David for a good job!
Nathaniel

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
101 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Nate was the best mechanic I have ever worked with!! He was honest, explained everything in detail, and when we had to reschedule due to a parts mishap, he was very flexible and worked around my schedule! I will never take my vehicle to the dealership for maintenance ever again!!
Genaro

Genaro

10 years of experience
161 reviews
Genaro
10 years of experience
Great job


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Belmont?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2013 Toyota Prius V $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2007 Lexus GS430 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2008 Porsche Cayman $225 $145.18 $79.99 10% $252.68

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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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