Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Lombard.

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Christopher

Christopher

8 years of experience
39 reviews
Christopher
8 years of experience
Chris was a good knowledge mechanic with a great attitude. Seemed very ethical. Would definitely recommend.
I am not one to judge anyone. Naturally, as anyone would be with any mechanic, I was quite skeptical. However, what made me follow through with this whole YourMechanic set-up was the start to finish process. I based it on how accessible it was to book the appt online the night before, the breakdown of costs, how easy it was to add services you needed done. At that point, I pretty much held my breathe from the moment Chris arrived until the end and I made it known. Because, until yesterday, I had no idea this service existed. I was amazed and skeptical of this entire process. But, based on the easy process, and how informed and on point with the information, on top of the reviews about Christopher's services, I proceeded with the appt. I am 100% sold on this service and completely sold on Christopher. I'm not sure about the other mechanics within this network but I definitely got lucky being assigned to him. Everyone I have spoken to about this service was very curious since no one has heard of it. They were pretty impressed once I told them the outcome and showed proof. I will definitely use this service and highly recommend Christopher as a top choice. He was very thorough in explaining the service with his skills and experience to assuage me from the get go. So, thank you for providing this amazing convenient innovative car process.
Richard

Richard

8 years of experience
350 reviews
Richard
8 years of experience
Friendly, fast and convenient.
Arrived on time and provided expert advice. I was extremely pleased with Richard's feedback and professionalism and happy to have him service my car the next time a service is due. Many thanks!
Melvin

Melvin

14 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
14 years of experience
James

James

28 years of experience
364 reviews
James
28 years of experience
The tech came online and repairs didn't take that long
Mark

Mark

11 years of experience
71 reviews
Mark
11 years of experience
Mark was very pleasant and outgoing mechanic. He went over other recommendations I need for my car next time. Very thorough. He completed my work with my impression of overall excellent satisfaction work. I would recommend him any time.
Brian

Brian

15 years of experience
81 reviews
Brian
15 years of experience
Brian was professional and got the job done. He arrived on time. I would have him work on my car again
David

David

32 years of experience
3 reviews
David
32 years of experience
David showed up on time and was really friendly. He got to work right away and completed in a reasonable amount of time. He replaced he rear brake shoes and pads, but informed me that he would also have to replace the drums as well, on a different day, which makes sense, because the last time i touched the rear brakes was in 2010. I'll submit another rating after the job is complete. but so far so good. Thanks David.
Noe

Noe

33 years of experience
525 reviews
Noe
33 years of experience
Very professional and courteous
Richard

Richard

17 years of experience
43 reviews
Richard
17 years of experience
Nice guy. Honest and friendly.
Trung

Trung

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Trung
9 years of experience
friendly, knowledgeable, thorough in his work; explained nicely how to take care of corrosion of terminals, why the brake is not smooth enough.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Lombard?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Saturn Aura $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2008 Mazda CX-7 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty $167 $55.19 $111.98 18% $205.69
2009 Mercedes-Benz E300 $215 $134.63 $79.99 11% $242.13
2013 Mini Cooper Paceman $350 $254.30 $95.98 8% $383.30
2010 Porsche 911 $346 $266.24 $79.99 7% $373.74

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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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