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Tinashe

13 years of experience
550 reviews
Tinashe
13 years of experience
Honda Accord L4-2.4L - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
This was second time he has been out. This time was for brakes on my wife's car. Great job and service. Thanks!!!
Nissan Juke - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
Mr. Tinashe is a very professional, knowledgeable, competent honest, and prompt young man. I have recommended and will continue to recommend his services to family, friends and co-workers. Thanks Mr. Tinashe!!

Chris

21 years of experience
42 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
BMW 528i L6-3.0L - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
Absolute professional. On time, knowledgeable and courteous. Chris will continue to get my business from here on out.
Audi A4 Quattro - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Decatur, Georgia
I He was excellent. He was on time and finished the job ahead of schedule. I will use him again for my car.

Anthony

17 years of experience
20 reviews
Anthony
17 years of experience
Volkswagen Passat L5-2.5L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
Anthony did a wonderful job replacing my brake pads. He was professional, skilled, courteous, and efficient. Overall, a great experience!
Saturn Vue - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Decatur, Georgia
Great experience! Anthony was early and completed the job in less than an hour. I definitely recommend patronizing his services.

Rodric

14 years of experience
411 reviews
Rodric
14 years of experience
Acura TL V6-3.2L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
Did the job fast and was polite dealing with me being dumb and falling asleep on him after he was done working on the car. Thanks a bunch, sir!
Ford C-Max - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Decatur, Georgia
Rodric was great! Can't stop talking about how great the experience was!

Stacy

24 years of experience
366 reviews
Stacy
24 years of experience
Jeep Liberty V6-3.7L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
Professional, knowledge and took his time to evaluate and fix what needed to be fixed. Will def. call Stacy back to work on all my cars. Thanks again!!!!
Dodge Dart - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
Great mannerism and presented himself professionally. Completed job in a timely manner.

Tavaris

14 years of experience
93 reviews
Tavaris
14 years of experience
BMW 528i L6-3.0L - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
Great job. Finished the work much faster than I ever imagined. Very friendly and knowledgeable about foreign vehicles. Will definitely use again in the future.
Nissan Pathfinder - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Decatur, Georgia
Tavaris came with a smile on his face and replaced my brakes and pads. Would recommend him to anyone!

Howard

30 years of experience
92 reviews
Howard
30 years of experience
Nissan Maxima V6-3.5L - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
I have to give Howard a 10!!!! (Great Service) He arrived 15 mins early for appt. Was very Professional and casual conversation. He listen and explained what he was going to do and even worked on the car while landscapers were cutting grass and trimming hedges nearby! After the service he answered a few question about future service & concerns and did a test drive checking the brake job. My Maxima is not new - a few years on it- but he made my feel like it was important to me. Thanks Howard.. I will be a regular customer!
Honda Civic - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Decatur, Georgia
Howard was very profesional and did a great job updating us about the process. Would definitely recommend him to friends and family!

Jose

15 years of experience
213 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Toyota Avalon V6-3.0L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Decatur, Georgia
Very professional, informative and kind. He did a fabulous job. this is the 2nd time he has done work for me.
Toyota Avalon - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
Very nice and professional. Ge gave me tips on how to handle my very old car!

Nathaniel

16 years of experience
101 reviews
Nathaniel
16 years of experience
Hyundai Elantra L4-2.0L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Decatur, Georgia
Nathaniel was punctual, attentive, and thorough. So polite! I'm thrilled with the quality of his work and the ease and convenience of this service. So glad I found Your Mechanic!
Buick Century - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
Nathaniel was great. He replaced my brakes and rotors fast, without any problems. I would definitely consider using Your Mechanic again in the future.

David

42 years of experience
220 reviews
David
42 years of experience
Ford Freestyle V6-3.0L - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Decatur, Georgia
David was awesome. He worked hard and found a timely solution even when the problem was bigger than initially anticipated. Professional and just good people.
Toyota Tundra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Decatur, Georgia
Great experience and David is a fantastic mechanic with awesome customer service skills! I will definitely use him and the service again.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Decatur?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Volvo XC70 $154 $73.52 $79.99 15% $181.02
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer $170 $73.52 $95.98 16% $202.52
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic $178 $73.52 $103.98 16% $213.27
2012 Audi A8 Quattro $324 $163.85 $159.98 14% $378.85
2014 Infiniti QX60 $154 $73.52 $79.99 15% $181.02
2015 Jaguar XF $204 $107.96 $95.98 13% $236.96

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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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