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4.9/5

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Mohammed

8 years of experience
85 reviews
Mohammed
8 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E320 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Cary, North Carolina
I specifically selected Mohammed as he worked on my car prior. He is very competent, personable and trustworthy. He let me know exactly what he had to do, kept the work area clean while was working and made sure everything was tidy when he left. Fantastic mechanic.
Mercedes-Benz E320 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Cary, North Carolina
Mohammed showed up on time, has a great attitude, is a skilled mechanic, and kept me informed throughout the repair. He explained everything and cleaned up perfectly after he was done. I am very finicky about my car and repairs so I have high expectations. Highly recommended.

Taoufik

4 years of experience
36 reviews
Taoufik
4 years of experience
Nissan Titan - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Cary, North Carolina
Very friendly and polite. Arrived on time and did a wonderful job in a timely manner. Will Definitely use him again.
Toyota RAV4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Cary, North Carolina
Taoufik is awesome, he is professional, on time and replaced the brake pads proficiently. Highly recommend.

Nicholas

10 years of experience
329 reviews
Nicholas
10 years of experience
Kia Optima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Cary, North Carolina
Nicholas was very professional, fast, and punctual! Came right to my office and got my brakes done in less than an hour.
Honda Pilot - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Cary, North Carolina
Came on time, worked quickly and was very professional. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Kim

23 years of experience
93 reviews
Kim
23 years of experience
Infiniti G35 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Cary, North Carolina
Be confident that Kim knows what he is doing. Would not hesitate to have Kim work on my car again. On time, good commication, friendly, Great guy.
Honda Pilot - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Cary, North Carolina
Incredibly professional and knowledgeable. Kim took the time to explain what he was doing and pointed out things that need to be addressed. He cleaned up and it was like he was never here, except the car now stops like it should!

Ajay

8 years of experience
32 reviews
Ajay
8 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Cary, North Carolina
Ajay P. was incredibly helpful. He wasn't able to fix my brakes because the bolts were stripped, but he took the time to explain everything to me / answer my questions, and advised me on how to proceed with going to a mechanic shop - including the exact services / parts I needed, and tips to ensure the mechanic is reputable / doesn't overcharge. I'll definitely book my next appointment with Ajay when the time comes.
Acura TL - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Cary, North Carolina
Ajay was so friendly and professional.

Hans

10 years of experience
18 reviews
Hans
10 years of experience
BMW 328i - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Cary, North Carolina
Hans provided excellent service. Answered question and clearly explained what he will do. Thank you Hans
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Cary, North Carolina
Hans was on-time, friendly, and professional. He provided good recommendations without being pushy and did great work. I would use him and the service again.

Eric

11 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
11 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Cary, North Carolina
Eric is very knowledgeable and friendly when it comes to car service. He was right on time and finished his work professionally. I highly recommend him.
Lexus IS300 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Cary, North Carolina
Even though it wasn't Eric's fault he showed up later than set appointment time. However more than made up for it with his excellent service. Fast and efficient and clean! Thank you !

Blake

12 years of experience
114 reviews
Blake
12 years of experience
Lexus GS350 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Cary, North Carolina
I chose YourMechanic.com for convenience and price and I've found "my mechanic"!!...Blake was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! He kept in constant communication with me to update me on things. He ran into a bump that caused my appointment to be delayed, but it was NO FAULT of his at all. He worked fast. did great work and very polite. I had to leave the house while he was working and I left the house open for him in case he needed to come inside and he locked up the house and everything for me. Blake is great and I highly recommend him. We are a three car family and my husband and my son will definitely be getting in touch with him. I'm very relieved to have found someone who can come to my home or office and will do good work, not overcharge me and I can continue to be serviced by the same mechanic who will know the history on my car. Blake is GREAT!!
Hyundai Elantra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Cary, North Carolina
Blake was on time, very professional and was so nice to let me peek and hang around watching. He cleaned up after he was done, and made sure that I was completely satisfied with the service. I have since recommended Your Mechanic to several of my friends!

Juan

8 years of experience
109 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
BMW 328xi - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Cary, North Carolina
Well trained. Takes his time and does the job well

Brandon

17 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Cary, North Carolina
Brandon is knowlegeable and efficient technician!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Cary?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Mercury Mountaineer $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Classic $160 $55.59 $103.98 18% $195.34
2005 Jeep Liberty $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 $161 $72.69 $87.98 15% $190.94
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $187 $106.94 $79.99 12% $214.44
2014 Porsche 911 $631 $535.07 $95.98 4% $664.07

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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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