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4.9/5

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Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
Friendly and very professional. I initially booked for replacing brake pads for all 4 wheels. After Casey had a look, he suggested to replace only to rear brake pads as front ones looked good. He even suggested to replace the rear brake calipers and rotors as they were in bad shape. I liked the honesty and felt these small things make a huge difference. Looking forward to get the brakes fixed and will definitely recommend Casey to all my friends.
Was courteous and has done a great job on the requested services and helped me identify potential issues as well.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore does a great job with my car repair and definitely will continue to use this service.
Finally a honest and competent mechanic! Theo was on time and did a great job replacing the brake pads on my car (my dealer mentioned that they needed replacing). Theo showed how they had been deceptive with me. The pads still had substantial life left and didn't need to be changed. Theo also topped up the fluids in my car before leaving. He finished the work quickly and left the place clean.

Robert

19 years of experience
64 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Very Professional and takes his time in making sure he has a quality job. I am satisfied with his work.
Robert was very helpful, knowledgeable and knew exactly what he was doing. He was happy to answer all my questions and let me look while he was working on my brakes. Really cool guy, will definitely contact again once I'm due for more service.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Great mechanic! Not only was he fast, the work was done well. My brakes feel awesome. I'm definitely booking him again!
Patrick has performed different jobs on my car 3 times, and has been a pleasure to work with. He is able to answer my questions and give advice as needed. He shows up on time and completes the work in a reasonable amount of time.

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe was very easy to work with and very friendly. He got the work done quicker than expected and was very professional. I would recommend him!

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Cesar was great. He was a little late, but explained why and was very sincere. He did the work quick and was great at explaining what was going on.

Charles

24 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience
Thorough, fast, and friendly service.

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
my brakes was in grinding mode(metal to metal and have no time to goto a mechanic shop like pepboys they would have charged me a wapping $600. Patrick was fast in taking the front brakes off and put new shoes on.. took about 40 min for both front brakes...

Michael

25 years of experience
95 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Rick was very professional and efficient. I will certainly request him again for any future work done on my vehicle.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Bothell?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Dodge Avenger $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2012 Nissan Quest $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 BMW X3 $185 $89.42 $95.98 15% $218.42
2009 Cadillac STS $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2012 Lexus IS F $426 $346.07 $79.99 6% $453.57

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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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