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5/5

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Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Was fast and efficient.
The best grate job very professional at what he does I recommend him

James

29 years of experience
475 reviews
James
29 years of experience
The tech came online and repairs didn't take that long
This is the second time James has worked on my car. He is very professional and does quality work. I had rear brakes and a window switch replaced. It was done in less time than quoted and everything is working perfectly. He also did a comprehensive inspection of my car and provided me with other recommended services I may need in the near future. I love the convenience of not having to take a day off of work and drive to a shop or the dealership to get my car fixed. James and the Your Mechanic site are excellent and I will definitely use both again. Thank you James.

Ronald

18 years of experience
10 reviews
Ronald
18 years of experience
Ronald was here on time very friendly he took his time and he got job done real well and he didn't leave any mess at all.I will do this again believe me its very value of trust.Thank You Ronald did great job...Thank You..

Manuel

30 years of experience
270 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Great Technician! He knew exactly what he was doing on my 2016 Jaguar F-type. The aftermarket brake pads needed a bit of modifications, they were not fitting properly, he was able to file them down and make them fit like OEM. He was able to complete the repairs in about an hour. Great service. I will definitely use him again!

Eduardo

10 years of experience
41 reviews
Eduardo
10 years of experience
Friendly,professional,efficient

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
This is the second time I’ve used this site and this mechanic Matt. The pricing has always been economic and Matt is an excellent mechanic. Efficient, knowledgeable, friendly and always early. Great communication and would definitely recommend !

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Torrieanto always does great work!

Mohammed

7 years of experience
50 reviews
Mohammed
7 years of experience
Very punctual, fast efficient work, and easy to talk with. Very good!

Chris

14 years of experience
122 reviews
Chris
14 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.

Joe

13 years of experience
21 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Joe was on time and serviced my vehicle promptly. Fully satisfied customer will use him in the future.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Fullerton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 Volkswagen Passat CC $187 $107.41 $79.99 12% $214.91
2013 Chevrolet Express 1500 $167 $55.19 $111.98 18% $205.69
2015 Lincoln MKZ $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML550 $142 $62.24 $79.99 16% $169.74
2004 Ford Mustang $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94

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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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