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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
I trust Joshua (which it's very hard nowdays to find someone who is honest and a excellent mechanic). He's great ! Now I'm spoiled cause I won't let anyone else near my car except Joshua!
Phillip

Phillip

16 years of experience
47 reviews
Phillip
16 years of experience
Phillip went above and beyond to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair my car. Excellent customer service with clear technical explanations.
David

David

13 years of experience
339 reviews
David
13 years of experience
Definitely knows what he's doing, but takes his sweet time and was a little condescending. Not the best experience ever, but no complaints with the work product. If he had arrived on time, he would've gotten four stars.
Vladimir

Vladimir

7 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
7 years of experience
Vladimir was AMAZING. He showed up early for our scheduled appointment, saving us a little bit of time. I scheduled an appointment for a brake change, but I got much more than that. Initially he didn't have the right tool to take off one of the special lug nuts on my tire. He went out of his way not once, twice, but five times to many different stores to try and find the right tool to remove it. He managed to remove the bolts and do a brake change in a very short amount of time. That alone deserved a 10 in my opinion. What made him stand out was that he also went out of his way to do things that weren't requested. He managed to fix my bumper that was displaced, and he even bought me new lug nuts. He didn't sound frustrated or annoyed while he was at work, even after staying for over 2 more hours than expected because of the lug nut situation. On top of all of this, he still charged the rate that was discussed initially with no extra charges. This guy was great. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Lucas

Lucas

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Lucas
18 years of experience
Quick, friendly, and thorough work. Lucas is great!
Chris

Chris

13 years of experience
121 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris is a pretty awesome dude. He showed up right on time. He answered all my questions and service my car in a timely manner. I am and would use his service again.
Andrew

Andrew

8 years of experience
394 reviews
Andrew
8 years of experience
Good experience. Worked on my Jaguar and Benz. Corvette next
Keith

Keith

24 years of experience
190 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Keith was very professional, knowledgeable, & performed my service in a timely manner.
Andrew

Andrew

23 years of experience
72 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
Wonderfully convenient. My first time using YourMechanic and will definitely use again
Wilson

Wilson

10 years of experience
202 reviews
Wilson
10 years of experience
Great service from a great mechanic! He discovered some additional things wrong with my car and i was worried about having to pay a lot more than I was ready for, but he was very understanding, courteous and made me feel at ease as he tried to do the best he could to do what was needed without breaking my wallet too much. Definitely went above and beyond for me, and I will call him for any future car services I might need! Keep it up Wilson!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in El Macero?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volvo S80 $149 $69.41 $79.99 15% $176.91
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2006 Mini Cooper $177 $96.82 $79.99 13% $204.32
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $210 $129.94 $79.99 11% $237.44
2015 Porsche Cayenne $368 $271.52 $95.98 8% $400.52

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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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