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Number of Reviews

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Scott

33 years of experience
363 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Excellent service. Very professional individual.
This was the easiest, quickest, and least expensive service I've ever had done to my vehicle! Scott is awesome. I immediately felt at ease and trusted Scott wholeheartedly. Scott took the time to show me my brake pads he replaced and explained why I was experiencing the symptoms caused by thin pads. Your Mechanic is so convenient & their prices are very reasonable. I will definitely use Your Mechanic and Scott again should the need arise. HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH OF THEM!

Lucas

20 years of experience
862 reviews
Lucas
20 years of experience
Second time I've booked Lucas and both instances of service were top notch! Fast & friendly.
Lucas is simply the best. He’s honest and thorough. I always request him specifically.

Ernest

19 years of experience
9 reviews
Ernest
19 years of experience
Awesome job!! Very friendly, new what he was doing and would definitely recommend and use again!

Kenneth

15 years of experience
113 reviews
Kenneth
15 years of experience
Kenneth is an excellent, knowledgeable, timely, and friendly mechanic

Honorio

18 years of experience
791 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
Honorio did a great job replacing my rotors and brake pads for a 2009 Mazdaspeed3. No noise or rattle when I bedded the brakes down for the first run to get the Centric ceramic brakes and slotted rotors to mate-up. Will do the 400 mile break-in over coming week or so.

Matthew

32 years of experience
737 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
Matt was GREAT! He offered to show up earlier than scheduled and changed my brakes quickly, all while explaining to me what he was going to do and what he thought the creaking noise coming form my steering wheel was. I am making another appointment a week later to finish up some other work that i need done on my car. 10/10!!

Jasmine

22 years of experience
102 reviews
Jasmine
22 years of experience
Jasmine was on time, professional and completed the job in less then than the estimate. I'll definitely use him again for all the work I need in the future. Great job!

Ryan

9 years of experience
3 reviews
Ryan
9 years of experience
Ryan was very professional, thorough and he kept me informed on what he was doing , i will definitely have him back for my next repair.

Rolando

12 years of experience
9 reviews
Rolando
12 years of experience
Rolando did a good job would use him again

Pardeep

20 years of experience
655 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
On time, fast and good quality work.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Granite Bay?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Dodge Charger $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2005 Ferrari Superamerica $144 $63.75 $79.99 16% $171.25
2014 Cadillac ELR $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML550 $143 $62.72 $79.99 16% $170.22
2008 Jaguar X-Type $162 $82.32 $79.99 14% $189.82

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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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