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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Hugo

20 years of experience
6 reviews
Hugo
20 years of experience
Hugo did a great job taking care of us. He was diligent, professional, and knowledgeable.

Melvin

12 years of experience
157 reviews
Melvin
12 years of experience
Melvin gets more than 5 stars in my books and im starting to spread the word as we speak. I had to get my brake pads replaced and after a quick description of the problem I was having he diagnosed I was in need of new rotors as well and saved some further damage on my car. Quick pick up from the store and he was back in no time and got right to work. He even let me watch and pick up some knowledge and is a very knowledgable man who you can tell goes the extra mile for the people he works for. I hope everyone else is lucky enough to get him as a mechanic

Dante

34 years of experience
98 reviews
Dante
34 years of experience
Dante was very profetional and great at his job.

Michael

9 years of experience
98 reviews
Michael
9 years of experience
Michael was great! even in the rain!

James

29 years of experience
484 reviews
James
29 years of experience
James was very friendly and knowledgeable about my vehicle. He explained everything very well.

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
Very good service at a fair price. Would recommend to anyone looking for car service.

Tam

20 years of experience
251 reviews
Tam
20 years of experience
Tam was awesome. Arrived on time. Made a sticky situation awesome and I couldn't be happier!

Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
Casey has done an excellent job once again on my 3rd repairs now via yourmechanic.com. His performance has been consistent and helped us a lot in saving on our car repairs. Thanks!

Honorio

17 years of experience
759 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Fast and professional

Tony

12 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
12 years of experience
Early for appointment. Kind, competent. Took time to explain process and show me the materials.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Glen Mills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ram 3500 $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72
2013 Dodge Challenger $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Bentley Continental $615 $534.95 $79.99 4% $642.45
2013 Audi A4 allroad $247 $167.43 $79.99 10% $274.93
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 $160 $72.11 $87.98 15% $190.36
2015 Jaguar XFR-S $200 $119.58 $79.99 12% $227.08

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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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