Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Jersey City.

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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service in Jersey City

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4.6/5

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Marcin

Marcin

16 years of experience
8 reviews
Marcin
16 years of experience
Marcin was great, very professional and friendly and was happy to discuss any questions relating to the car. Definitely recommend Marcin for any services.
Marcin is really good. He worked on my Range Rover Sport.
Hernan

Hernan

11 years of experience
14 reviews
Hernan
11 years of experience
Hernan seems like a good individual, very nice to talk to. But, that aside, the work he did wasn't the best. The O2 sensors were generally done properly, so no real complaints there but the brake job wasn't the best. He just threw the pads on and that was it. It didn't take more than 12-24 hours for them to begin to squeak like no tomorrow. One of the shims was seemingly forcefully pushed in and began to scrape. To add to that squeaking, the pads were not installed with any kind of anti-squeal, so the squeaks are absurdly loud and now I'm forced to take it to another mechanic to have it fixed. While overall he seems pretty good, that one oversight is going to cost me a bit more to rectify.
Attila

Attila

17 years of experience
313 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
He is good at stuff he is doing
Michael

Michael

8 years of experience
84 reviews
Michael
8 years of experience
Michael was so helpful! He replaced my brakes, rotors, and did a brake flush...IN THE DARK!!! I would highly recommend and will definitely be asking for his services again for my next job (transmission switch)!!!
James

James

28 years of experience
364 reviews
James
28 years of experience
This is the second time James has worked on my car. He is very professional and does quality work. I had rear brakes and a window switch replaced. It was done in less time than quoted and everything is working perfectly. He also did a comprehensive inspection of my car and provided me with other recommended services I may need in the near future. I love the convenience of not having to take a day off of work and drive to a shop or the dealership to get my car fixed. James and the Your Mechanic site are excellent and I will definitely use both again. Thank you James.
Chet

Chet

38 years of experience
393 reviews
Chet
38 years of experience
Brandon

Brandon

17 years of experience
633 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon is a great mechanic. Will definitely ask for his services again in the future!
Bacle

Bacle

14 years of experience
60 reviews
Bacle
14 years of experience
This was my first time with YourMechanic and with Bacle. I keep an open mind to new ideas and methods and both YourMechanic and Bacle, came through with flying colors. Bacle also mentioned to me that one aspect of the break part, did not require a change right away and saved me $100 approx. This was most appreciated, since he did not throw any unnecessary services at me. Also liked the convenience of Bacle coming to my work premise and taking care of the car.Good job and I am a customer for life now.
Christian

Christian

32 years of experience
31 reviews
Christian
32 years of experience
Christian was great! This was my first time using Your Mechanic so I was a little nervous. Christian called me the morning of my appointment to let me know that he's prior appointment was running late. Gave me a good hour notice. Very professional, got the work done pretty quickly - the whole thing was a breeze!
Chris

Chris

13 years of experience
173 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Did not have the right tool but came back and got the job done. Nice guy and gives you the right information.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Jersey City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Honda Accord $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Kia Rio5 $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2006 Volkswagen Beetle $121 $41.25 $79.99 18% $148.75
2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 $173 $93.35 $79.99 13% $200.85
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $173 $93.35 $79.99 13% $200.85
2008 Dodge Viper $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72

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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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