Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Del Valle.

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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Milton

Milton

34 years of experience
154 reviews
Milton
34 years of experience
I was nervous to try YourMechanic. My car needed breaks badly. After going on the website listing my wants and getting a set price, an appointment was set the following day. The mechanic Milton came to my home and finished the job within 90 minutes. He was very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and also honest. After inspecting my vehicle he stated I didn't need a certain service that I order. Which was great, saved me some money. That's the honest part about YourMechanic, if you don't need it they'll let you know. My car runs grand. Stops on a dime. If my car ever needs service again (which I know it will) I'll know whom to call, YourMechanic.
Milton was great, I would trust him to work on my car any day. He's very nice and honest; not to mention, his work his top notch.
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Another outstanding experience with Peter and YourMechanic. As recommended by Peter from a prior appointment, I needed to have my brakes serviced to include rotor and pad replacement. I was also experiencing a significant shake in the steering wheel under braking, and Peter diagnosed this was the probable solution. Unbeknownst to Peter while I was waiting for parts and an appointment that fit (I will only see Peter now for my Lexus), I had an emergency engine issue that had to be addressed immediately at the dealer so I could continue to drive the car. Point being after they remedied a minor air intake boot issue, they also observed the brakes confirming peters recommendation. I had another issue with my OEM Lexus brake rotors prematurely warping. One of the Lexus owner boards recommended aftermarket EBC brakes and green pads which are supposed to be a direct replacement for OEM. I purchased then and had them here for Peters arrival. He brought all the required Lexus OEM parts in case the aftermarket parts didn't work probably. He was pleased to try the EBC aftermarket brakes first and he stated the install was straightforward. He will return the Lexus brakes for a refund and didn't charge me for them just for the labor, Brake Cleaner, and fluid. A fraction of the price of what the Lexuse dealer would have charged with now upgraded rotors and pats that should perform better and last longer then OEM. Also Peter found some seized parts in the caliper he took apart, cleaned, and lubricated. These are the probable cause of the premature rotor wear. Peter is the epitome of a consummate professional. Always pleasant, friendly, and loves his job. He is a master technician experienced and customer care and service driven. I can't recommend him highly enough. Have already used for the other vehicles in my family and referred to friends and family. Thanks
I always request Peter. I know he will fix my car correctly.
David

David

34 years of experience
39 reviews
David
34 years of experience
Great job David . Thank you for ansomwe work you did today on my truck , david gonna be one of my mechanics for now on when I need him
Brian

Brian

15 years of experience
81 reviews
Brian
15 years of experience
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Hernan

Hernan

11 years of experience
14 reviews
Hernan
11 years of experience
Hernan seems like a good individual, very nice to talk to. But, that aside, the work he did wasn't the best. The O2 sensors were generally done properly, so no real complaints there but the brake job wasn't the best. He just threw the pads on and that was it. It didn't take more than 12-24 hours for them to begin to squeak like no tomorrow. One of the shims was seemingly forcefully pushed in and began to scrape. To add to that squeaking, the pads were not installed with any kind of anti-squeal, so the squeaks are absurdly loud and now I'm forced to take it to another mechanic to have it fixed. While overall he seems pretty good, that one oversight is going to cost me a bit more to rectify.
Ian

Ian

12 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
12 years of experience
Great first experience, Ian showed earlier and finished the job before the time expected. Ian was super friendly and professional. He remembered the car from a past review through TRED, also provided a short summary and tips for the future. He also provided with a fast inspection of the car, which is greatly appreciated. Amazing experience.
Shaun

Shaun

13 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
13 years of experience
Shaun was on time ( few mins early) , and was friendly. He completed the job within an hour and texted me once it was done.
Pete

Pete

13 years of experience
174 reviews
Pete
13 years of experience
Highly recommended!
Dellano

Dellano

16 years of experience
306 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Fast and relaxing
Vlad

Vlad

11 years of experience
72 reviews
Vlad
11 years of experience
Great personality! Very personable, explained everything!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Del Valle?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Honda S2000 $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72
2005 Ford Five Hundred $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2009 Chrysler Town & Country $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Mercedes-Benz E320 $185 $105.22 $79.99 12% $212.72
2011 Mini Cooper $317 $236.52 $79.99 7% $344.02
2010 Audi S6 $218 $137.76 $79.99 11% $245.26

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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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