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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

12,277

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Phillip

18 years of experience
270 reviews
Phillip
18 years of experience
Fast, friendly, punctual, professional. Great at communicating repairs, as well as future needs for the vehicle.
The 3 P's: prompt, professional, personable! Phillip took the time to answer my questions and explain what my cars needs are going to be. No pressure, just sound advice.

Michael

24 years of experience
181 reviews
Michael
24 years of experience
Punctual, thorough, informative, & knowledgable
Everything perfect. Will use him again if I need too.

Thomas

10 years of experience
38 reviews
Thomas
10 years of experience
This was an excellent experience with Tom as my mechanic. We setup to meet at Walmart and last minute I had to move up the appointment and he quickly accommodated and was readily available through text messaging. He was very friendly and knowledgeable on my vehicle and provided me through answers on all of the questions I had. I went into Walmart to kill some time and and shortly after he completed my brake pads, rotors, brake flush and air filter. He was very professional end easy going. I would happily recommend his service to any of my friends and to all reading this review. The initial mechanic I took it too wanted to charge me 45% higher than YourMechanic. This service is a no brainer. Quality mechanic and convince. Unbeatable! 5 stars all day.

Jonathan

34 years of experience
398 reviews
Jonathan
34 years of experience
On time / early, done well within expectations and as far as I can tell did a great job at the task to replace the brake pads. Provided insight on other issues and was upbeat about getting it done. Made for a most welcome experience with YourMechanic.

Jamahl

19 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
19 years of experience
Good

Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
Very professional quick and efficient.

Brian

15 years of experience
12 reviews
Brian
15 years of experience
This is a really great, convenient service! I had my front brake pads (+ rotors) done on my Civic, and Brian was fantastic. He was on time, gave me a thorough rundown of what had been done (and what needed to be done), and was very professional. No hidden charges. No up-sells. No awkward "are you going to tip me" moments. If all the mechanics that work for this company are as good as Brian, you're undoubtedly in good hands.

Kyle

10 years of experience
68 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Very impressed with Kyle and the whole operation. Very professional definitely recommend.

Jacob

11 years of experience
320 reviews
Jacob
11 years of experience
good experience

Omar

11 years of experience
280 reviews
Omar
11 years of experience
Great guy!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Kennett Square?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Kia Rio $141 $61.18 $79.99 16% $168.68
2006 Toyota Land Cruiser $149 $61.18 $87.98 16% $179.43
2006 Saturn Vue $170 $65.79 $103.98 17% $205.54
2016 BMW X4 $210 $129.81 $79.99 11% $237.31
2008 Cadillac STS $165 $61.18 $103.98 17% $200.93
2012 Chevrolet Corvette $219 $91.12 $127.98 16% $263.12

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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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