Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Buford.

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Jerry

7 years of experience
136 reviews
Jerry
7 years of experience
Jerry was great !
Jerry is awesome very kind, courteous,and great mechanic. He will get the job done right!

Robert

16 years of experience
71 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Great communication telling me was on his way and prompt. Everything was great. Very nice guy and knows his stuff...Thank you Robert!
Robert was punctual and professional.

Albert

21 years of experience
81 reviews
Albert
21 years of experience
Pretty awesome job
Both back brakes and rotors repaired & was very professional. I am pleased with the job.

Dan

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Very good. Will use again .

Behrak

8 years of experience
41 reviews
Behrak
8 years of experience
We have had several things done - always a great, professional job

Justin

10 years of experience
19 reviews
Justin
10 years of experience

Jean

24 years of experience
70 reviews
Jean
24 years of experience
Excellent Service and Repair! I had to reschedule at the last minute and Jean still made himself available to work on my car.

Melvin

16 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
16 years of experience
This was my first time using any mobile mechanic service. I am a big research and review person when it comes to looking for goods and services. After having several problems with different mechanic shops in my area I decided to give yourmechanic a try. I needed rear brakes and rotors installed on my truck, and while I already had purchased the parts with the intention to put them on myself, I just haven't had the time. So I went onto yourmechanic's, received a quick instant quote, scheduled my time, and that was it. Melvin the mechanic arrived at my work early.I moved my car to a place in the parking lot where he would have more room to work and I gave him my keys. About 45 minutes later the job was done. Melvin came into my work, gave me keys, and I signed off on the work order. This was the quickest, easiest, most affordable way I've ever had my vehicle repaired. No taking my vehicle into a garage where you wait for hours only to be pressured into having other possible problems fixed and typically paying a lot higher price for the job. Yourmechanic's prices on the parts were close to what you would pay at a parts store and their labor prices were a lot lower than most garages. I saved a hundred dollars on parts and labor versus what a local garage was going to charge me for my brake job. I will be using yourmechanic from now on for all my repair work on my vehicles. Thank you yourmechanic for making getting repairs done on my vehicle affordable and easy. No more taking time out of my busy day to go to a garage. Now they come to me.

Ivan

11 years of experience
19 reviews
Ivan
11 years of experience
Ivan did a great job on my car!! Thank you Ivan!! Will definitely recommend and use again!!

Eric

14 years of experience
125 reviews
Eric
14 years of experience
Great service! Very knowledgable. Will definitely recommend to others.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Buford?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Passat $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 $160 $55.59 $103.98 18% $195.34
2009 Dodge Nitro $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron $163 $83.18 $79.99 14% $190.68
2007 Mini Cooper $198 $118.03 $79.99 12% $225.53
2016 Jaguar XJR $200 $119.98 $79.99 12% $227.48

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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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