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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

10,312

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Chris

20 years of experience
1558 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is an automotive repair expert. He honors his appointments and shows up on time. He works quickly and is respectful of our car and our property where he completes our auto repairs. We've used him on two occasions and we've very satisfied.
He was a champ!

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Friendly, on-time and great work!

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Great experience. Steven was very courteous and easy to work with. Can't wait to use this service again!

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
Steven did a great job on my rear brakes & rotors. I will be booking him again soon for my front brakes!

Tinashe

11 years of experience
243 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Tinashe performed brake pad and rotor replacement for all 4 wheels of my car. He is focused on his work and it is done right in a timely manner. He is a very skilled and qualified mechanic. He is also very friendly and courteous. Recommend him to others for their auto repairs.

Alex

14 years of experience
434 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Booked Alex to replace all brake pads, front and rear. Upon inspecting the front pads, Alex stated they were fine and didn't need replacement. Saved me some money! This is the 2nd time I've used YourMechanic, and I appreciate the service more and more.

Frederick

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
14 years of experience
Great service from Frederick. Highly recommended.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

Charles

24 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience
I had a great experience with Charles. He was very knowledgeable and courteous. I highly recommend him.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
This is the 2nd time Pete has worked on my car. After the last time he worked on it I called and requested him. He's on time and I trust him which means an awful lot to me. He's always been honest with me which I appreciate. He's my Mechanic from now on.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Gilbert?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Buick Verano $165 $69.22 $95.98 16% $198.22
2013 Ford E-150 $167 $55.19 $111.98 18% $205.69
2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2012 Audi A3 Quattro $185 $104.82 $79.99 12% $212.32
2013 Audi Q7 $307 $211.40 $95.98 9% $340.40
2012 Porsche Cayman $216 $135.98 $79.99 11% $243.48

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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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