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Chris

22 years of experience
2124 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Chris arrived early. He did his work efficiently and it all came out great. I will definitely use again.
Chris arrived early and prepared. He was professional and after a discussion in general it was clear he was very knowledgeable. I would call Chris again for my next repair.

Grzegorz

41 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
41 years of experience
Grzegorz did an excellent job. Before him arriving I thought I needed a brake master cylinder. But, when he got here is checked the whole braking system and recommended changing the brake pads since the master cylinder was working well. Thanks again Grzegorz.

Chris

16 years of experience
18 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Chris is very knowledgeable about the repair of my brakes, he assured me of the time of his arrival and called when he arrived and was done in a timely manner on Superbowl Sunday. Excellent job.

Travis

15 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
15 years of experience
Travis was knowledgeable and thorough. I would recommend Travis without hesitation.

Jesus

15 years of experience
5 reviews
Jesus
15 years of experience
I'm happy with the job done and appreciative of the recommendations of Jesus...

Damian

11 years of experience
430 reviews
Damian
11 years of experience
Great work and fast! Will work with again.

Shaun

10 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
10 years of experience
He got my rear brake pads done in no time. Very courteous and friendly. Would definitely recommend him

Kenneth

20 years of experience
725 reviews
Kenneth
20 years of experience
Kenny changed my Front Volvo S80 Brake Pads. The installation process was fast and smooth. This is my second time using Kenneth. He worked on my Porsche 911 as well.

Attila

19 years of experience
814 reviews
Attila
19 years of experience
Very friendly. Great service

Dominic

28 years of experience
218 reviews
Dominic
28 years of experience
Dominic was very professional and honest about the issues of my car. He communicated well by letting me know that he was on his way. He was friendly and knowledgable about cars. He gave me few tips about car care. Overall, he got the job done and even did a test drive before and after the job was done. I would highly recommend Dominic to others who are looking to find a honest, reliable and hardworking mechanic. I had a great experience with him.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Fountain Valley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Saab 9-3 $154 $73.52 $79.99 15% $181.02
2009 Volkswagen Golf City $197 $116.79 $79.99 12% $224.29
2008 Kia Rondo $154 $73.52 $79.99 15% $181.02
2009 BMW Z4 $241 $161.19 $79.99 10% $268.69
2015 BMW 550i GT xDrive $210 $113.76 $95.98 13% $242.76
2015 Porsche Cayenne $206 $109.98 $95.98 13% $238.98

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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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