Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Kennett Square.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

10,127

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Honorio

Honorio

17 years of experience
732 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Very happy with his knowledge and explaining our car noise problem. Replaced brake pads, very happy with his work.
Noe

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe is amazing. He is honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and professional. He is the best mechanic I have seen that I can trust.
Noe is very professional and explains everything so you understand it
Thomas

Thomas

9 years of experience
38 reviews
Thomas
9 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.
John

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
He was courteous and efficient
Brian

Brian

22 years of experience
82 reviews
Brian
22 years of experience
Brian is a great mechanic, arrived on time and got right to it!
Tien

Tien

21 years of experience
868 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
On time (actually early), very professional, very efficient and most importantly, he knew what he was doing. I felt my car was in very good hands with Tien. Ill ask for him on my next service.
Joseph

Joseph

25 years of experience
464 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Nice personality, great work ethic and pretty darn fast! I will definitely request him in the future.
Charles

Charles

32 years of experience
340 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles is VERY fast in his work!
Rodney

Rodney

34 years of experience
379 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Everything was great!
Kiri

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
was great


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
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 Mitsubishi Galant $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2006 Subaru Baja $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 $175 $94.54 $79.99 13% $202.04
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $235 $138.70 $95.98 12% $267.70
2004 Jaguar S-Type $246 $165.89 $79.99 10% $273.39

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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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