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Brian

23 years of experience
572 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
He was on time, personable and knowledgeable, a good guy!
Excellent mechanic. Very professional and knowledgeable. Very fast and reliable! Will call on again. Highly recommend!

Theodore

16 years of experience
1454 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Great job as always by Theodore!
It was a great experience for my first time using the your mechanic service. Had full brake job. Theodore was very professional. He explained every part of the job, suggested further problems that should need attention but wasn't high pressure. Was very prompt, and cleaned up the whole area after job was done. I would recommend him to my friends.

Chris

11 years of experience
82 reviews
Chris
11 years of experience
The first appointment I scheduled didn't work out and the mechanic didn't show up. I think this was just a glitch with their system because for the rescheduled appointment (with Chris), he didn't even know anything about that previous appointment. Anyway, I gave it a second chance and this time is worked out great! Chris cam (early) when he was supposed to and he was very honest about what I did and didn't need to have done. My previous mechanic told me that I needed more work than I actually did and their quote more than twice what Yourmechanic's price was. Chris took the car for a test drive after he changed the breaks (great idea) to make sure all was good. He pointed out a noise the car was making and explained what it was so that we didn't worry about it, as it was nothing important. He recommended so other services that were needed and I have booked him to come back for those things. I have read mixed reviews but so far, I am very happy with Chris and yourmechanic.com in general. I am telling everyone about it!

Jose

16 years of experience
324 reviews
Jose
16 years of experience
Great guy many experience

Stefan

17 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
17 years of experience

Mario

13 years of experience
23 reviews
Mario
13 years of experience
was early to the appt. knowledgeable.

Robert

42 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
42 years of experience
Robert arrived on time and found that rear pads and rotor were good so did not replace. Replaced front rotor and pads and found couple of other issues with solutions. Very happy with his work.

Chuy

14 years of experience
335 reviews
Chuy
14 years of experience
Excellent work on doing the breaks for my car and the break and steering system flush I’ll definitely recommend and take into consideration for chuy’s work whenever I need a fix on my car

Kelly

34 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
34 years of experience
The job was performed in a timely manner and he provide great service.

Tom

42 years of experience
205 reviews
Tom
42 years of experience
This is the 1st time using YourMechanic.com and I am truly satisfied. I will be calling back if my vehicle needs some attention for any kind of maintenance. Overall at the end of my service, I saved even more money and my car runs safely. There rates are very competitive and liked the service I received.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Cranford?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata $151 $71.08 $79.99 15% $178.58
2011 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $175 $71.08 $103.98 16% $210.83
2016 Hyundai Equus $151 $71.08 $79.99 15% $178.58
2011 Cadillac CTS $159 $71.08 $87.98 15% $189.33
2015 Cadillac SRX $167 $71.08 $95.98 16% $200.08
2011 Jaguar XK $151 $71.08 $79.99 15% $178.58

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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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