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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
John is the best mechanic I've ever had. Keep up the great work!
John was able to come earlier than the scheduled appointment time and it worked out perfectly. He was professional, thorough and very knowledgeable. He answered all my questions and concerns and was friendly and easy to talk to, which for we women, is appreciated as, that isn't always the case when a female is discussing 'mechanics'. He did a great job and gave me the peace of mind I needed.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Great service. Always willing to take the time to explain and show you the problem. You cannot get this kind of service at a shop and he does the work at your house! No more shuttling cars to shops and having to wait or have a friend pick you up and take you back to get your car.
john is friendly and working as professional .I give him fully recommend 100%.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon did a fine job replacing my front break pads. Very bright and polite. I own 5 cars and he will be servicing all of them.

John

18 years of experience
430 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John has been my regular mechanic since I started using this site. I know when he shows up hes gonna be fast and efficient.

Bryan

20 years of experience
45 reviews
Bryan
20 years of experience
Bryan always does a great job! Will be using his services again for sure!

Attila

17 years of experience
452 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Very friendly , polite, timely.

Edgar

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
23 years of experience
Edgar makes it painless and easy. I know nothing about cars. I want to be able to just put gas in it, turn the key and go. Edgar makes sure I can do that safely.

Mark

39 years of experience
77 reviews
Mark
39 years of experience
Mark was on time, professional and one of the best mechanics out there! Thanks so much for your expertise and hard work!

Bruno

27 years of experience
25 reviews
Bruno
27 years of experience
Great work and a great guy! Will definitely be booking again with Bruno! And I recommend you do too!

Shay

26 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
26 years of experience
He came back the next day to finish some work on my car and he was so fast, but extremely thorough. Great mechanic.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Cohasset?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ford Taurus $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2012 Kia Forte5 $155 $74.87 $79.99 15% $182.37
2015 Ford Escape $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2013 Land Rover Range Rover $196 $99.97 $95.98 14% $228.97
2011 BMW X3 $205 $125.15 $79.99 11% $232.65
2014 Jaguar F-Type $387 $306.58 $79.99 6% $414.08

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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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