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Clarissa

26 years of experience
173 reviews
Clarissa
26 years of experience
Clarrissa did an excellent job. I will definitely be using her again in the future. Thank you Clarissa!
Clarissa always does an excellent job! She's professional, always on time, and is an excellent mechanic.

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
All services we have received have been excellent!!
Tien does a great job in every respect!

Dwight

31 years of experience
58 reviews
Dwight
31 years of experience
I found Dwight to be professional and friendly. Good work. I am very happy with his work.

Scott

35 years of experience
665 reviews
Scott
35 years of experience
Excellent
Friendly and professional

Robert

16 years of experience
28 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Robert was really good at answering all of my questions. This service is excellent - if you're still going to the dealer for service, you can save time and money by using yourmechanic.com. You can get your own parts and feel confident that somebody with skill can do the work for you at a good price and at your own location and at a time that's convenient for you. Give Robert a call!

Jason

16 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
16 years of experience
Jason was great. He arrived on time and did a great job replacing my front brakes and rotors. Thanks again!

ALEX

22 years of experience
43 reviews
ALEX
22 years of experience
Amazing job and super great person and if I need any other job this is the person that I will ask for to do the job thank so much Alex

Derek

22 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
22 years of experience
Another stellar experience with Derek from YourMechanic.com! He is always prompt, knowledgeable and fun to interact with during the whole process...plus, he's always looking out for ways to save us $$$. We highly recommend him.

David

26 years of experience
182 reviews
David
26 years of experience
Very thorough in completing the task. Able to remedy the situation even when the incorrect parts was provided. Very knowledgable on european vehicles.

Honorio

18 years of experience
806 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
Thank you for providing a great service at reasonable price and honest recommendations! Jesus loves to work hard and always ready to help. I had some questions after the service and I called him. He responded immediately and provided all the information.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Downingtown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer $160 $55.59 $103.98 18% $195.34
2016 Chevrolet Equinox $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2005 Mazda 3 $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2010 Land Rover Range Rover $226 $145.87 $79.99 10% $253.37
2016 Infiniti QX50 $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2013 BMW M5 $317 $236.91 $79.99 7% $344.41

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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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