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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Napoleon

Napoleon

25 years of experience
146 reviews
Napoleon
25 years of experience
Great service and very professional.
Napoleon was on time, and very professional.
Andrew

Andrew

13 years of experience
126 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Fast and reliable
Chris

Chris

18 years of experience
367 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Came early, did an awesome job. 1/2 the price of all other quotes for the same job. Will def use again
Steven

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Worked quickly and was in time
John

John

34 years of experience
310 reviews
John
34 years of experience
John is puctial, knowledgeable and has a great work ethics mechanic. Thanks for the job well done. Highly recomend him.
Steve

Steve

38 years of experience
94 reviews
Steve
38 years of experience
Steve is by far one of the best mechanics I've met and had the pleasure of meeting. He cares about the work being done right the first time and was helpful answering any questions or concerns I had. I was confident that the service he provided would not need to be double checked. Thanks again Steve for helping resolve my issue and giving me a good experience with using Your Mechanic for my car repairs. Semper Fi John Riley III
Ricardo

Ricardo

12 years of experience
335 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Excellent service on my car.
Tom

Tom

19 years of experience
29 reviews
Tom
19 years of experience
YourMechanic is worth your trust and money. I've always been skeptical about where to go for oil changes and service because you always hear horror stories about scams. I am happy to report that not only is YourMechanic easy to use and affordable, but the people they employ are the real deal. Tom was our mechanic and he totally rocked. He was completely transparent on the services he performed and all of his recommendations. Even if something was an issue or a problem a rose, he was always honest and dedicated to the end. For that, he has earned my complete trust and future service for both of my vehicles.
Rigoberto

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
678 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
This was my first experience with YourMechanic, and certainly not my last. I selected the services on the quote that came directly from the dealer. The mechanic was done in 1 hour and could've bad-mouthed the dealership of overselling, but took the highroad and explained I needed just 1 of the 3 services, saving me about 400$. His only agenda was to fix what was needed rather than push me to buy, buy, buy. That's why i will be a loyal customer from here on out!
Jason

Jason

18 years of experience
69 reviews
Jason
18 years of experience
Jason is friendly and great to work with. He noticed items that other shops have looked over. I would recommend Jason to anyone looking for quality service.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Boring?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Subaru Forester $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2012 Kia Forte $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2015 Volvo S60 $183 $87.07 $95.98 15% $216.07
2015 BMW X5 $233 $137.00 $95.98 12% $266.00
2011 Cadillac CTS $143 $55.19 $87.98 17% $173.44
2004 Audi S4 $187 $107.25 $79.99 12% $214.75

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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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