Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Foothill Ranch.

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Chris

22 years of experience
2032 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Always Awesome
Chris was prompt and communicative! Will definitely be using this service again!

Patrick

15 years of experience
406 reviews
Patrick
15 years of experience
Great Service and Honest Guy

Manuel

32 years of experience
442 reviews
Manuel
32 years of experience

David

16 years of experience
626 reviews
David
16 years of experience
David is an excellent. He showed up on time and got right to work and he explained to me what he did and what he found that also needed to be done and asked if I would like to book another appointment, which I did because of the excellent service.

Travis

15 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
15 years of experience
Work was done quickly and thoroughly. Would choose Travis again.. highly recommended.

ALEX

23 years of experience
43 reviews
ALEX
23 years of experience
Very pleased with his work. Will definitely request Alex for my future car repairs. Thank you!!

TJ

26 years of experience
362 reviews
TJ
26 years of experience
Not only was t/j (as he like to spell it) amazing with his work. He was actually about 10-15 minutes early to our appointment. He was super knowledgeable and extra friendly. I've never had an experience with a mechanic like this one. He's awesome and I will book him every time I need any work done. He really makes you feel like family.

Ben

41 years of experience
1250 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Ben was excellent working on my vehicle, fixed the problem and made sure the job was done properly. He arrived on time, and finished on-time.

Kiri

20 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
20 years of experience
Kiri's a rockstar. Just changed my breaks/rotors oil change at 9 o'clock at night in the rain! The man!

Bruno

29 years of experience
25 reviews
Bruno
29 years of experience
Great work and a great guy! Will definitely be booking again with Bruno! And I recommend you do too!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Foothill Ranch?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan $167 $71.08 $95.98 16% $200.08
2006 Volvo V50 $175 $71.08 $103.98 16% $210.83
2006 Buick Rainier $175 $71.08 $103.98 16% $210.83
2015 Lincoln MKZ $167 $71.08 $95.98 16% $200.08
2011 Audi A4 $213 $92.78 $119.98 16% $254.03
2013 Porsche 911 $702 $605.64 $95.98 4% $734.64

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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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