Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Cliffside Park.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon is exceptionally competent and was able to quickly change all 4 of my brake pads and rotors and flush my brake fluid in my driveway in right around 90 minutes. He was on time, professional, and personable, and I enjoyed chatting with him as he worked. Using Brandon allowed us to get back on the road quickly and enjoy the rest of our weekend, whereas all of the shops in our area were either booked up with an all day wait or closed on Sunday. Brandon also identified and troubleshooted several other concerns I had while he worked, and let me know exactly what type of upcoming maintenance and repairs to expect on my vehicle. He seems to know a lot of brands and vehicles very well, including my Nissan.

Anthony

15 years of experience
39 reviews
Anthony
15 years of experience
Anthony is an excellent mechanic! He showed up on time and did amazing quality work in a fraction of the estimated time. I really appreciate that he went over everything and made it simple to understand. I highly recommend him for any service!

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
Very good job! Thanks!

Joe

21 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
21 years of experience
Awesome guy. Very friendly and willing to help and make sure you don’t break the bank.

Attila

17 years of experience
454 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Communicated well to keep me updated on progress and time. Very fast and efficient. Knowledgable of my brand of car and required maintenance

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Ira is awesome!! He arrived on time and finished early. My car rides much smoother now. I wish I had known about Yourmechanic years ago, I could've saved myself a lot of money. He's very knowledgeable and clearly explained the work he performed. Thanks to Ira fixing my brake light I can now stop panicking whenever a cop is behind me. I will definitely use Ira for any future repairs.

Jose

8 years of experience
58 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose has completed two services on my car and I will continue to only use him. He is fast, professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly he really makes the entire concept of maintenance comfortable and approachable. There is no pressure, no run-around, and he is very good at identifying possible issues down the line and giving you a reasonable time frame to complete the work. I'm sold! No more auto shops for me!

Michael

12 years of experience
54 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
On time. Did the job as quoted

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Quick service. Have booked again.

Andy

2 years of experience
36 reviews
Andy
2 years of experience
Perfect on time. Perfect job done. Answered all my questions. Check the whole car. Very honest about what needed to be done and what did not. Looking forward to having him service my car again. Very happy with the whole experience and thankful for Andys awesome work.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Cliffside Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe $162 $82.34 $79.99 14% $189.84
2015 Chevrolet Express 2500 $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2004 Chevrolet Tracker $194 $65.78 $127.98 18% $237.78
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $228 $131.59 $95.98 12% $260.59
2005 BMW 525i $193 $89.42 $103.98 15% $229.17
2006 BMW M3 $193 $112.89 $79.99 12% $220.39

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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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