Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Germantown.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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James

James

27 years of experience
331 reviews
James
27 years of experience
James is very responsable, on time and a friendly person. He did the job in no time. +++AAA. Very happy costumer!
Seriously quick mechanic. A good guy overall.
Trung

Trung

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Trung
9 years of experience
Will definitely ask for him the next time I use this service.
Very professional, an expert in his field. Showing up on time, and willing to wait even I'm still not home yet. Good job! Thanks.
Patrick

Patrick

29 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
Patrick was nice. Explained everything he did. Nice guy to work with
Patrick was prompt and did a thorough job. I would use him again.
Brandon

Brandon

17 years of experience
570 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Was a good experience, he pointed out to me the reasons why I needed something new or why he suggested something as opposed to just putting it on a piece of paper and up charging me like most repair shops these days. Thorough, detailed and a super nice guy.
Brandon was on time, very efficient, and completed the job promptly.
Jeff

Jeff

11 years of experience
39 reviews
Jeff
11 years of experience
Good.
Vladimir

Vladimir

7 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
7 years of experience
He is a quiet guy, but don't let that put you off. Vadimir was honest and saved me $30 on fluids I didn't end up needing. He also got done an hour and a half before the approximate finish time. My first experience with "YourMechanic" was great.
David

David

25 years of experience
141 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David was great and we were very happy with his service. He showed up 15 minutes early which was very impressive. Was clean and thorough and explained everything in detail. I will definitely have some other services done on our cars and will request David do the work.
Matt

Matt

12 years of experience
125 reviews
Matt
12 years of experience
He was on time, polite, and is a very good mechanic. My brakes work great now. I want Matt for my next auto repair service.
Amor

Amor

40 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
40 years of experience
Great service. Amor came on Saturday morning and got it done. Saved me a lot of time and trouble. Will use his service again.
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Showed up on time, completed work in reasonable amount of time and went over work afterwards.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Germantown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Nissan NV200 $220 $75.85 $143.98 18% $269.35
2011 Volkswagen GTI $137 $41.25 $95.98 19% $170.25
2014 Buick Encore $165 $69.22 $95.98 16% $198.22
2006 BMW 330Ci $213 $125.30 $87.98 12% $243.55
2015 BMW 535d $258 $177.88 $79.99 9% $285.38
2008 Porsche 911 $244 $164.21 $79.99 10% $271.71

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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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