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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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James

29 years of experience
462 reviews
James
29 years of experience
James was very knowledgeable, he showed up on time, and he did a great job. He recommended services that needed to get done and a time frame to complete them in. He was very professional, and I would recommend him to anyone.
My appointment was for 7:15 am and James arrived before 7:00 am at my job & worked on my car he is very nice and professional very friendly I really appreciate him arriving early and he did a great job on my car. ..

Joe

41 years of experience
690 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
the best mechanic does excelent work frindly and verry polite he treats you like family the best
Joe did a wonderful job! Would definitely recommend him to anyone!

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
I had my brakes done. He did a good job. He showed a little later than i expected, but he informed me he was on the way. He got to work right away and didn't stop until it was done. I went out a couple of times and he explained what was going on and the status of my car. He was very nice and knowledgeable about my car. I asked him about some other stuff that my car may need, but he didn't push any services on me.Recommended getting new tires, but they don't do alignments or tires. Will try them out again for my next service. I like the fact I'm not waiting at the shop or have to get a ride back and forth to the shop. Came to my house and was clean.

Anthony

23 years of experience
59 reviews
Anthony
23 years of experience
Anthony was on time and performed the repairs within the time slot. He saved me the hassle of going to a mechanic shop by servicing my car at my office while I work. He was very knowledgeable and suggested some repairs needed. I will going back to him to get my other repairs done soon.

Yoel

7 years of experience
40 reviews
Yoel
7 years of experience
Second time using Yoel, very thorough and very knowledgeable. He unfortunately got into an accident and was hit by a hit and run driver prior to coming to my home. I asked if he wanted to reschedule to tend to his car, he said absolutely not, he was here to honor his appointment. Most honest and respectful mechanic I have ever met. If you need to use this service, if Yoel is available, use him you will not regret it.

John

34 years of experience
311 reviews
John
34 years of experience
John was on time, so friendly, knowledgeable, and made sure I knew what was happening with my car. I absolutely would recommend him and hire him as a mechanic again.

Chet

39 years of experience
436 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Timely and focused on getting the task at ✋completed!!

David

11 years of experience
241 reviews
David
11 years of experience
Awesome service and skills!!! I refuse to use anyone else at this point!

Vlad

12 years of experience
78 reviews
Vlad
12 years of experience
Great job by Vlad. He was absolutely on time and replaced my front rotors and pads on my 2007 Acura TL. I was actually out of town but my wife was at the house when he arrived. He was courteous and very professional in his dealings with my wife. He finished the job in good time and did a nice assessment of the rest of the car that I did not realize he would do. This assessment was sent to me via email and gave me a good overview of where fluids, etc stood on the car. Thank you Vlad for an outstanding job. Our car is working great after his changes. I hope I can use you again.

Chris

20 years of experience
1558 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Early, honest, reliable!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Brea?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 $167 $55.19 $111.98 18% $205.69
2010 Dodge Ram 2500 $165 $84.55 $79.99 14% $192.05
2013 Nissan Sentra $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2013 Audi A6 $264 $168.00 $95.98 11% $297.00
2008 Cadillac DTS $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2014 Audi S7 $241 $161.14 $79.99 10% $268.64

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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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