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Lucas

Lucas

7 years of experience
33 reviews
Lucas
7 years of experience
Lucas was super friendly and polite, needed an additional part that I hadn't expected when self-diagnosing the issue and he went and got the part and continued the repair - didn't make me feel like it was an inconvenience at all. I didn't feel like he tried to upsell or push anything not truly needed like so many repair shops seem to do. Did everything in a professional manner and left the area and my car just as clean as it was when he arrived. Least stressful car repair I've ever been through -rear brake pads, rotors and caliper replacement. Thanks Lucas!
Clifton

Clifton

27 years of experience
189 reviews
Clifton
27 years of experience
Good mechanic he shows up early and had my car up and running in a couple hours.
Rodric

Rodric

11 years of experience
211 reviews
Rodric
11 years of experience
Mr. Rodric is the reason "Your Mechanic" is a success. He was knowledgeable, quick and thorough! Not to mention, the price paid for the service received was unbeatable! He patiently reviewed the service provided me and made sure I was satisfied prior to his departure; he even made some suggestions for future maintenance. Thanks again and I look forward to trusting him with future car care needs!
Irvin

Irvin

19 years of experience
46 reviews
Irvin
19 years of experience
Timely and friendly.
Richard

Richard

11 years of experience
574 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Richard was awesome! He showed up twenty minutes before my scheduled time and went right to work. I’ll defiantly be scheduling more appointments with him in the future
Vladimir

Vladimir

7 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
7 years of experience
Vladimir was very helpful! First, he was on time! In fact he was 10 min. Early! I told him what issues I've been having with my car. He told me everything he would do and sent me a detailed quote of what other services I'll need to get in the future. I definitely saved money today. I'm glad I didn't have to pull away from work! Convenient and helpful!
David

David

11 years of experience
103 reviews
David
11 years of experience
Nicholas

Nicholas

14 years of experience
273 reviews
Nicholas
14 years of experience
The guy is solid and 100% professional. I would absolutely recommend him.
Joseph

Joseph

17 years of experience
285 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
Awesome job. Timely and very professional and knowledgeable and will definitely have him work on this car and on my other cars in the future.
Marques

Marques

17 years of experience
12 reviews
Marques
17 years of experience
Previously, my brakes were installed improperly, causing a warped rotor. Marques did a great job replacing my rotors and brake pads. Arrived a few minutes early and finished quickly without leaving any mess. I definitely recommend Marques.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Gaithersburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Ford Thunderbird $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country $181 $84.93 $95.98 15% $213.93
2011 Hyundai Genesis $173 $69.22 $103.98 17% $208.97
2008 BMW 328i $221 $141.14 $79.99 11% $248.64
2006 Infiniti FX45 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2005 Porsche Boxster $253 $132.70 $119.98 14% $293.95

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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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