Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Brentwood.

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5/5

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Joe

13 years of experience
345 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
On time, informative and very professional.
Joe did a great job with my brake pad and rotor replacement.

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Initially had an ossue with some bad brake pads I bought. Richard came back to reaolve the issue even though he was not obligated to do so. A++++. Brakes are great now
My appointment with Richard was at 2 and he was here right at 2. Richard came to my office, so all I had to do was walk out and hand him my keys to test my breaks. About 30 minutes later, Richard called to tell me that he had come with the wrong break pads and would be back with the correct pads shortly. Roughly an hour later, he called me back to let me know that he was done with the job. I walked out of my office and he gave me some recommendations for what I need to look in to replacing. Richard was incredibly fancy and I will absolutely be using in the future.

Chris

20 years of experience
1558 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Loved they service.
Service was excellent. Chris is very knowledgeable and always professional and courteous. I will use Chris for all my automobiles.

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Doug did a great job and price was very reasonable. He was extremely honest and on the first trip, had the wrong part and did not hesitate to just tell me. " Hey,I've got the wrong part..." no excuses, no lies. Will definitely use him again.

Justin

9 years of experience
19 reviews
Justin
9 years of experience

Anthony

34 years of experience
82 reviews
Anthony
34 years of experience
Good experience. He took his time and was very thorough.

Mike

26 years of experience
35 reviews
Mike
26 years of experience
Great job Mike

Dominic

26 years of experience
120 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Dominic is a true professional and cares about his work and clients. My husband and I look forward to working with him again and are already scheduling additional services in the coming weeks. He went above and beyond and as this was the first experience with a mobile mechanic, we couldn't have been more pleased. I am definitely recommending him to friend and co-workers.

Ruben

21 years of experience
112 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
10/10 Again!

Kenneth

14 years of experience
112 reviews
Kenneth
14 years of experience
Does good work, on time, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. These are the qualities any customer is looking for and Ken has them all.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Brentwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Nissan Sentra $201 $56.92 $143.98 19% $250.42
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550 $206 $110.07 $95.98 13% $239.07
2007 Lexus GS450h $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2014 Porsche Panamera $361 $265.44 $95.98 8% $394.44

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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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