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Brian

Brian

21 years of experience
40 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
As always Brians did a great job replacing my break pads
Brian came all the way from PA to Frederick, MD before our 8am Sunday appt. I had all my OE parts for him as previously discussed over the phone. He got the job done, left my garage clean, and gave me a few pointers on what needs to be done next.
Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Brakes are silent and working great since Jay fixed the problems. Thank you!
Richard

Richard

8 years of experience
350 reviews
Richard
8 years of experience
Great, personable mechanic who was very knowledgeable and fast!
Khoa

Khoa

17 years of experience
255 reviews
Khoa
17 years of experience
This was my second appointment with Khoa. As previous, he was courteous and professional. He was quick, orderly and clean up after the job was completed.
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Whitney is a good mechanic. He helped diagnose my oil leak and my engine problems.
Sam

Sam

12 years of experience
77 reviews
Sam
12 years of experience
Sam was on time and very professional! Super quick and knowledgeable about the service needed for my car! I appreciate this business very much!!
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Great to work with, as always!
Todd

Todd

24 years of experience
47 reviews
Todd
24 years of experience
Outstanding
Tinashe

Tinashe

10 years of experience
78 reviews
Tinashe
10 years of experience
He was awesome. Timely and very efficient.
Pardeep

Pardeep

18 years of experience
338 reviews
Pardeep
18 years of experience
Did a good brake pad and rotor replacement on my 2004 Boxster, very friendly and clear communication - not only did he call me with an estimated arrival time, you get a text that lets you track location while he's in transit. I think I was mentally expecting a guy in coveralls and a pickup and Pardeep pulled up very well dressed in a minivan, haha, but he had all the equipment he needed, floor jack and stands, impact wrench with compressor, and so on. We ended up not doing a full brake flush, so I called YourMechanic and they were great about removing it from the bill. I'd hire Pardeep again.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Frederick?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Hyundai Sonata $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2014 Honda Pilot $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2005 Jeep Liberty $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $203 $122.77 $79.99 11% $230.27
2013 BMW 135i $255 $159.37 $95.98 11% $288.37
2013 Lexus IS F $165 $69.22 $95.98 16% $198.22

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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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