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5/5

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Lucas

20 years of experience
863 reviews
Lucas
20 years of experience
Great job! Definitely will be booking Lucass again!
Always shows up on time, does great work and provides thoughtful, expert assessment of all related issues.

David

15 years of experience
618 reviews
David
15 years of experience
Changed brakes on my 2013 Ford Focus.
David was very polite and courteous. He acted professionally at all times. He treated my car as if he was working on his own.

Carlos

16 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
16 years of experience
Quick and easy.

Chris

22 years of experience
17 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
It was a great experience all around. I will be using this service again.

Ruben

13 years of experience
86 reviews
Ruben
13 years of experience
Great service and price

Augie

30 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
30 years of experience
Above and beyond!

Juan

28 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
28 years of experience
I can't even begin to describe how amazing the service I received from Juan was, but I can try. He successfully navigated my crazy parking lot to find my car without complaining, even though it probably took close to 15 minutes to figure it out. During the diagnosis phase, he was more than adamant about showing me what was causing the problem rather than just telling me in terms I would not understand. He accurately diagnosed what I suspected as well as additional issues that could have been catastrophic if left unfixed. Due to the extent of the repairs, it required parts to be ordered over the weekend, but he was sure to set up the new appointment to get my repairs completed. Fast forward to the appointment and he went above and beyond what was expected of him. My work location would not allow car maintenance to be performed in their parking lot, so this is where Juan went from amazing to unbelievable. He arranged it so he would personally take my car to a personal location of his to finish the repairs and then arranged to bring my then fixed car back to my work location. All of this happened while I was in my office and did not have to miss a minute of work. Unbelievably amazing.

Peter

24 years of experience
320 reviews
Peter
24 years of experience
From the day I stumbled on this site to time Peter was finished, it's been the best way for me to get my car fixed, Pete was smart, honest, and seemed he liked his profession, he was a trust worthy mech. Hard to find. Professional thru and thru. I can't wait to tell people about this!

Ivan

11 years of experience
19 reviews
Ivan
11 years of experience
Best mechanic ever! Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Fast and very efficient!

Irvin

21 years of experience
46 reviews
Irvin
21 years of experience
Doug was fantastic. Very knowledgable, helpful and professional. YourMechanic was able to work Doug in last minute as the other mechanic I booked failed to show. He was good to answer all questions I had related and unrelated to the brake job I ordered. He even took time to listen to a rattling noise I had and offered his opinion.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Burbank?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Buick Regal $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2014 Smart Fortwo $201 $57.30 $143.98 19% $250.80
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty $168 $55.59 $111.98 18% $206.09
2012 BMW 750i $215 $110.99 $103.98 14% $250.74
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $143 $62.72 $79.99 16% $170.22
2008 Porsche Cayenne $168 $79.72 $87.98 15% $197.97

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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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