Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Burlingame.

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4.4/5

Number of Reviews

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John

John

33 years of experience
164 reviews
John
33 years of experience
John was a great mechanic who showed upon time, replaced my brake pads, and did not do work that was unnecessary. Definitely recommend.
Prompt, knowlegable and friendly. John showed me every step of the process for my brake replacement. So I got my service and learned more about my car. Win win!
Chris

Chris

13 years of experience
397 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Worked really fast and good
Great.
Khoa

Khoa

17 years of experience
255 reviews
Khoa
17 years of experience
Khoa was on time, efficient and super professional. He changed my rear brakes in 20 minutes (if I didn't keep chatting with him it would have been 15 minutes)
Nice work
Edgar

Edgar

22 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
22 years of experience
I was surprisingly impressed. The entire maintenance of my 4 runner was seamless and convenient. The price point was very reasonable.
Edgar had an emergency and was very late to my appointment, but still showed up and worked late into the evening to finish all the scheduled maintenance for my truck. Judging from his professionalism and attention to detail, I'm guessing his tardiness is not a regular occurrence and that it must have been a serious emergency. At the end of the day, I've been running my Ranger up and down the Oakland Hills with various furniture all weekend-- something I would have been pretty nervous about before Edgar tuned everything up.
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
On time, courteous, and helpful. A few days later, my car became sluggish and noisier than usual and my check engine light came on. I spent a few hours and bought tools to diagnose. I discovered that a hose had a come loose and was disconnected. I believe that the hose bolt was loosened when Grzegorzs was checking my air filter.
Kyle

Kyle

9 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
9 years of experience
Great job!
Tyreek

Tyreek

20 years of experience
43 reviews
Tyreek
20 years of experience
He was very helpful with the diagnostic work and with providing me with information and quotes on what is urgent and needs to be done. The brake job he did was great, my car no longer squeals when I brake.
Jonathan

Jonathan

14 years of experience
138 reviews
Jonathan
14 years of experience
The most enjoyable experience I've had from both an online and service sector enterprise.
Tung

Tung

14 years of experience
249 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung knows what he's doing and was very efficient and friendly fixing my car.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Burlingame?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Pontiac Torrent $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2007 Toyota Camry $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 Lotus Exige $143 $63.35 $79.99 16% $170.85
2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 $208 $128.03 $79.99 11% $235.53
2008 BMW X5 $282 $186.52 $95.98 10% $315.52
2015 Porsche Panamera $292 $195.80 $95.98 10% $324.80

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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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