Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in El Dorado Hills.

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Rodney

Rodney

33 years of experience
336 reviews
Rodney
33 years of experience
Rodney is a keeper. Does great work and went the extra mile to get my car back into service quickly. He is an excellent representative for you company .. overall outstanding service. I highly recommend him for any future mechanical work. Thank you.
Really great service, gave me options, was on time, considerate, seems like a happy, easy going guy. Sings to himself when he works, which I thought was great.
Christopher

Christopher

13 years of experience
19 reviews
Christopher
13 years of experience
Christopher was awesome! Great knowledge of my vehicle (Porsche) and super professional. Will definitely request him again! Brakes, rotors, tire rotation, oil change and fluid flush. Lots of confidence in YourMechanic!
Henry

Henry

31 years of experience
96 reviews
Henry
31 years of experience
Henry is very good at what he does and explained to me step by step what was wrong with my car, he also took his time to make sure the job was done right That’s why I gave home the ratings that I gave him
David

David

13 years of experience
339 reviews
David
13 years of experience
David was pretty punctual As he educated me on what he was doing. Very detailed mechanic. Will do business again with your mechanic Many Mahalos David 酪
Duane

Duane

22 years of experience
323 reviews
Duane
22 years of experience
I took my car for a test ride Saturday. The brakes sometime will not respond when I press. I'm sure Duane will correct the problem on his next visit o n March 29. Please inform him of the problem. Thank you
Jamahl

Jamahl

17 years of experience
735 reviews
Jamahl
17 years of experience
Jamal arrived early and was very professional and knowledgeable ..highly recommend..to other customers and to YM executives...keep Jamahl!
Kiri

Kiri

17 years of experience
364 reviews
Kiri
17 years of experience
Kiri was fantastic! He called before the appointment to confirm with me, showed up on time, and after inspecting the car explained to me that my car didn't require as much work as what was in the original quote, saving me over $100 off the original quote of $284! At the end of the transaction, he had a recommendation for some more work on the car, but explained that I could wait a little while before needing to get it done - the holiday$ are coming up after all! He was very friendly, professional, and trustworthy, I will definitely be calling on him in the future and recommending to my friends!!!
John

John

25 years of experience
398 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Very nice and professional
Ralph

Ralph

32 years of experience
82 reviews
Ralph
32 years of experience
Very helpful, not only fixed my issues pointed out several others. Friendly would love to work with again
James

James

28 years of experience
370 reviews
James
28 years of experience
On Time, professional, quality work.l


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in El Dorado Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mercury Milan $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2004 Ford Focus $143 $55.19 $87.98 17% $173.44
2007 Volvo S80 $173 $84.93 $87.98 14% $203.18
2011 Mini Cooper $307 $227.42 $79.99 8% $334.92
2006 Land Rover Range Rover $293 $213.17 $79.99 8% $320.67
2011 Lexus IS F $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72

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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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