Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Lancaster.

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Brake Pads Replacement.
Learn More

$124.62 - $450.29

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Brake Pads Replacement.
Learn More



Recent Brake Pad Replacement reviews in Lancaster

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service in Lancaster

Average Rating

5/5

Number of Reviews

4

Rating Summary
4
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0

Keith

25 years of experience
11 reviews
Keith
25 years of experience
Will call again
Keith fixed my “rattling “ issue. He also replaced the rear brake shoes and adjusted the parking brake. He’s a very knowledgeable and competent mechanic.

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Professional Reliable Honest best experiece I've ever had i my life. He explais all details keeps you informed, follows up on every thing. I sat in my warm home sipping a cup of coffe checkig emails my car was done in a very timely manner and I was on the road.
He is an excellent mechanic. I will call him again no doubt. I will recommend him to all my friends. Excellent service.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
He's the best, quick and smart!
Chris is superb! New rotors and pads all around and new brake fluid. Prompt, courteous and excellent MBZ tech!

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
good

Andrew

9 years of experience
233 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew is an excellent professional, knowledgeable, was on time and handled the job under an hour. Couldn't be any happier. I'll definitely recommend his services. Thank you once again.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Steven L is excellent mechanic... i do recommend him. excellent work...

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Excellent service! Mark texted me last night to confirm our appointment and called 15 min ahead of time prior to arriving. This reinforced a sense of timliness and professionalism that was equaled to the job he did. I'm a big fan now of YourMechanic and when possible, I would want Mark to work on my car.

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Peter was on time (early even), professional, friendly, and efficient.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney was great and thorough with replacing my brakes. I wlll definitely recommend him. This is the second time he has worked on my car, so it says a lot about how I feel about him as a mechanic.

Ryan

10 years of experience
47 reviews
Ryan
10 years of experience


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Lancaster?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Equinox $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2006 Toyota Sienna $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2014 Kia Forte $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2011 Audi Q5 $151 $71.37 $79.99 15% $178.87
2009 Audi A4 $151 $71.37 $79.99 15% $178.87
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $210 $114.49 $95.98 13% $243.49

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

Brakes-Service

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com