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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Attila

18 years of experience
605 reviews
Attila
18 years of experience
Atilla did an amazing job. He was courteous, knowledgeable, punctual and did excellent work. I thought I had a problem with my starter and instead of having to spend a lot of money on a starter he diagnosed a problem with my ground wires and terminal connectors that probably saved me a lot of money. I decided to have him come back the next day to fix a belt, replace my oil and air filter and put on some new brakes which were desperately in need of changing. I would highly recommend him for any work you need done.
He was a very knowledgeable and friendly mechanic and I appreciated his expertise on my car.

Lucas

20 years of experience
863 reviews
Lucas
20 years of experience
Lucas was very communicative and thorough. He specifically sat down with me and showed me what was wrong with my car. I also really appreciated that he gave me options and left a lot of the decision-making up to my discretion. I never felt pressured or scared into fixing more than requested, which is different from the majority of mechanics I've encountered. HIGHLY recommend and will request him or at least refer to this site for further work on my vehicle. The work itself on my car had top quality parts/service! Big thanks!
If there were more than five stars for this rating scale I'd give it. Nothing but excellence from Lucas, as always!

Terry

29 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
29 years of experience
I'm glad I was able to get my vehicle fixed in a matter of time
Thorough mechanic, fixed everything and reasonably priced for labor and parts. Trustworthy mechanic, honest and informative. Finally a mechanic that goes that extra mile, and has integrity.

Michael

10 years of experience
98 reviews
Michael
10 years of experience
Michael was on time and very professional and I appreciated his recommendations.

Pardeep

20 years of experience
728 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Great knowledgeable mechanic and fast great work. I will use Pardeep and your services again. Thank you

Carlos

8 years of experience
6 reviews
Carlos
8 years of experience
Carlos is a friendly, knowledgeable, and an expert in his field. We met in the morning and discussed the work to be done on my vehicle and Carlos went straight to work. Although my Land Rover has had regular services, some of the bolts were rusted-but Carlos was able to overcome this and still get the brakes changed out. All from the convenience of my driveway. I appreciate Carlos’ professionalism and work that he did. YourMechanic saved me over half the price-had I done the work at the Land Rover dealership. I’ve used this service in the past and will continue to use it as a matter or price, convenience and mechanic expertise.

Jerome

33 years of experience
195 reviews
Jerome
33 years of experience
Jerome was an excellent mechanic. He was very detailed and explained a lot to me. Everything went smoothly / on time and we had a great conversation once he finished with my car. I'd highly recommend him and will likely reach out to him again!

Andrew

10 years of experience
278 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Andrew was very professional, and was honest and straightforward with his work and his assessment of my car.

Jean

24 years of experience
70 reviews
Jean
24 years of experience
Prompt, did the job as expected

Noe

35 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
35 years of experience
Noes is great. He's efficient but also complete the job with diligence.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Elizabeth?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ford Fusion $147 $58.89 $87.98 17% $177.14
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt $163 $58.89 $103.98 18% $198.64
2015 Volvo S60 $155 $58.89 $95.98 17% $187.89
2008 Acura TSX $139 $58.89 $79.99 16% $166.39
2013 Audi Q7 $174 $78.07 $95.98 15% $207.07
2008 Porsche 911 $621 $540.84 $79.99 4% $648.34

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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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