Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Kenmore.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

10,312

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Ben

39 years of experience
1085 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Showed up within 3 minutes of appointment and got done swiftly
Once again, a wonderful experience with YourMechanic! Ben was helpful and fast!

Dan

37 years of experience
709 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
This is my second time having Dan work on my car. After many disappointing car services, from the Honda dealership, I chose to go back to Dan to work on my car. Already planning to hire Dan for all future car needs and repairs.
Dan was very professional and arrived when stated. He did the requested, on time, and at the quote provided. I would highly recommend Dan.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is one of the best mechanics I ever dealt with. He heard and addressed my concerns with care and compassion. I felt totally at ease with his recommendations. I would recommend him to all of my friends and family. Thank you Robert for getting me back on the road!!
Robert was on-time and finished the job professionally. He inspected the brake rotors and recommended that I didn't have to replace the rotors. He made sure that I was completely satisfied with the service.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1047 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Pleased with the results!

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe was extremely nice and knowledgeable. he was willing to answer any additional questions I had and offered seasoned and well rounded advice.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
544 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Very thorough with informing of what was to be done & what is needed in future.

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Very professional and very quick with his work. I booked him to change the rear brakes and he did all this within half an hour or so, leaving me enough time to get back to my office. I will recommend him.

Carl

29 years of experience
26 reviews
Carl
29 years of experience
Carl was really friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I don’t know much about cars but I felt comfortable with him performing maintenance and he answered all my questions.

Refugio

15 years of experience
51 reviews
Refugio
15 years of experience
All in all a good experience

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Awesome mechanic, went above and beyond to check what I ended up needing for the appointment.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Kenmore?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Chevrolet Colorado $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2008 Volkswagen Jetta $190 $110.16 $79.99 12% $217.66
2014 BMW 550i $344 $247.80 $95.98 8% $376.80
2012 Lincoln MKZ $143 $55.19 $87.98 17% $173.44
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $218 $122.42 $95.98 13% $251.42

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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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