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Deane

11 years of experience
340 reviews
Deane
11 years of experience
Very professional, knows his trade. Great asset to your company.
I enjoyed Deanes expertise and professionalism. The timely manner he completed the work was a plus. I would definitely want to have Deane again.

Michael

25 years of experience
199 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
Michael did a wonderful job. He even showed up early and I appreciate that. He finished the work way faster than the estimated time. He is a great mechanic and I have already recommended him to family friends. Good Job Michael!!! Keep up the great work!!!!
Michael did a terrific job. I'd definitely recommend him.

Richard

13 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
13 years of experience
Absolutely fantastic! Arrived a few minutes early and even did an overview inspection of the car when he finished to let me know if he saw anything else wrong. So happy I found Richard!
Richard was awesome! He showed up twenty minutes before my scheduled time and went right to work. I’ll defiantly be scheduling more appointments with him in the future

Armando

32 years of experience
33 reviews
Armando
32 years of experience
Armando called a day in advance to remind me about the appointment and to also say a friendly hello. Has was on time and did a quick but professional job! He even test drive the car to make sure his work was superb. Definitely will recommend to others and I personally will ask for his assistance when my truck needs more love. Job well done Armando!

Dan

39 years of experience
900 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience
I have never had a mechanic is good as Dan also the price was a good fair price.I will use this company again. I will tell my family and friends. Thank you

Tien

23 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
23 years of experience
Great & quick work. Troubleshot another problem and gave good advice.

Bryant

12 years of experience
529 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
Bryan is AWESOME!!!! I made a mistake when requesting service but found out it was a different set of brakes that needed to be changed. Bryan went out of his way to go get the correct parts and complete the updated repairs. Was fast very nice and knowledgeable. Thanks for the great service and will be recommending you to others!

Charles

4 years of experience
80 reviews
Charles
4 years of experience
Charles is a highly qualified mechanic and always does a great job! He cleans up after his work is done, and communicates with customers to let them know what’s going on!

Mike

13 years of experience
168 reviews
Mike
13 years of experience
He showed up on time and was very courteous. He's fixed my car on 3 separate occassions and has been excellent each time. I'd definitely recommend him to others.

Matthew

15 years of experience
2 reviews
Matthew
15 years of experience
Matthew was excellent. He was patient and took the time to explain everything. Matthew is professional and quick! We will definitely use him again for all our repair needs!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Bonita?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ford Focus $245 $93.29 $151.98 17% $297.54
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer $175 $71.08 $103.98 16% $210.83
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $175 $71.08 $103.98 16% $210.83
2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 $175 $78.76 $95.98 15% $207.76
2011 Audi A4 $160 $79.86 $79.99 14% $187.36
2015 BMW M235i $246 $166.26 $79.99 10% $273.76

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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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