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Number of Reviews

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Stefan

Stefan

14 years of experience
366 reviews
Stefan
14 years of experience
Awesome! Great work! Nice to find an honest mechanic. I will definitely use again.
Stefan was 2 hours late and took much longer than the expected 2 hours but he did very good work on the car. He was also very pleasant and courteous.
Honorio

Honorio

16 years of experience
658 reviews
Honorio
16 years of experience
Trustworthy service, Explained work and changes he is doing . Feels confident to call him again.
Allen

Allen

33 years of experience
344 reviews
Allen
33 years of experience
Allen was a pleasure to deal with! He changed out my brake pads and rotors and did so just before a long road trip. His work was flawless and the brakes were great on that trip and ever since! I would highly recommend Allen!
Austin

Austin

6 years of experience
2 reviews
Austin
6 years of experience
Austin was very professional. Excellent Mechanic!
Mark

Mark

38 years of experience
10 reviews
Mark
38 years of experience
Mark arrived on time and stayed much longer than he had to after there were issues with the repair. He was professional and courteous.
Sam

Sam

12 years of experience
77 reviews
Sam
12 years of experience
Sam was on time and very professional! Super quick and knowledgeable about the service needed for my car! I appreciate this business very much!!
Mike

Mike

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Mike
25 years of experience
Mike arrived on time yesterday and fixed the problem as was requested. He is very friendly and professional in many ways. I am very happy with the service and will call him again when my BMW CPO hits its maintenance schedule because I know the dealership will charge me extra to get it done simply because they can. Thanks Mike for your service.
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Very good. Thanks
AL

AL

9 years of experience
78 reviews
AL
9 years of experience
Excellent mechanic, easy to talk to, shocks and brake pads quickly installed and tested. Great service all around.
Damian

Damian

9 years of experience
329 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
He is friendly, trustworthy


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
2004 Chrysler Town & Country $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2006 Toyota Matrix $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2004 Kia Sorento $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML550 $242 $145.72 $95.98 12% $274.72
2008 BMW 535xi $269 $164.53 $103.98 11% $304.28
2010 Porsche Cayenne $296 $208.09 $87.98 9% $326.34

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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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