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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Brian

11 years of experience
96 reviews
Brian
11 years of experience
Brian was very professional and did a great job.
Brian was prompt and very professional. He did great work and cleaned up after the was done. I had a few questions as he was working, and Brian answered them without hesitation. I would definitely recommend Brian and YourMechanic to my family and friends. Thank you.

Timmy

8 years of experience
43 reviews
Timmy
8 years of experience
Timmy was great and I plan to use him again. Thanks much.

Trung

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Trung was on time and very professional. He finished the job within time and also ensured that i am aware about further needs of my car. Seamless experience.

Travis

11 years of experience
48 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Showed up early and was finished fast, will recommend

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
This is my second time with Isais. He was professional and real expert. I will never look back.

Cameron

12 years of experience
88 reviews
Cameron
12 years of experience
Cameron was super awesome and was able to quickly install the breaks. He was very knowledgeable and willing to take time to explain things and answer any questions.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Great!

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe was knowledgeable, courteous and professional. I would hire him again.

Warren

13 years of experience
64 reviews
Warren
13 years of experience
Warren was prompt and very personable. His analysis of other issues and necessity of repairs was much appreciated. I will be booking him for all my future repairs.

Edgar

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
23 years of experience
AMAZING!!!!!! You are wasting your time and money going to a garage. I did not have to worry if my car had to be kept overnight. I did not have to worry if "extra" fees would be added. I did not have to get a ride home and then back to pick up the car. I did not have to reschedule my whole day. He came on FRIDAY NIGHT to look at the car. Told me what was wrong and what it would cost. Told me that based on the information I had already provided, he had ordered the necessary parts already, so that he could do the work the next day. He kept me updated on when he was coming over. He showed up on SATURDAY and got straight to work. Any other time I have had brake work done it takes a whole day. He got it done in just about 2 hours. He knows what he is doing. He does what he says he is going to do. He is upfront. He communicates and makes sure you understand what is going every step of the way. I am not a car person. I know you put gas in, turn the key, and it should work. He patiently answered every question. He told me things about my car I had never heard from any other mechanic, so I knew what was going on and I understood. When he was done, he told me what other work I would need to do in the future and when. I am sorry I wasted my time and money going to all those other garages! Edgar knows his stuff! I have never looked forward to having work done on my car. It is my baby and every other time I have felt like someone took advantage of me. Not this time! NOT Edgar! I can't wait for my car to need another service!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Joppa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Kia Sorento $178 $81.92 $95.98 15% $210.92
2013 Buick Verano $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2010 Lexus HS250h $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2008 Acura RL $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72
2010 Jaguar XF $203 $122.64 $79.99 11% $230.14

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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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