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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service in Los Angeles

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

116

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Ricardo

Ricardo

9 years of experience
283 reviews
Ricardo
9 years of experience
Volkswagen Passat - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Los Angeles, California
I really liked the appointment with Ricardo. He was very quick and showed me and explained to me how the brakes work while he was replacing brake pads for my car.
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Los Angeles, California
Great service, he did a great job on my first oil change with this company and also replaced my brake pads using my OEM parts I provided him. Very reliable and handles Mercedes-Benz really well, which is hard to find these days.
Kenneth

Kenneth

17 years of experience
409 reviews
Kenneth
17 years of experience
BMW 328i - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Los Angeles, California
Always wonderful to have Kenneth. In seventeen years of driving he is the first person to make me feel comfortable about getting work done on my vehicle. I do not feel as if there are any surprises because he explains everything in detail. Cannot recommend a better guy.
Subaru Impreza - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Los Angeles, California
Kenneth is very professional, explains me when he needs to, knowledgeable, timely prompt. I will highly recommend his work to everybody.
Lucas

Lucas

18 years of experience
777 reviews
Lucas
18 years of experience
Mercury Sable - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Los Angeles, California
Very great mechanic. Friendly and informative. I trust Lucas with my car and recommend him to anyone!
Honda Civic - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Los Angeles, California
If there were more than five stars for this rating scale I'd give it. Nothing but excellence from Lucas, as always!
Yahshif

Yahshif

7 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
7 years of experience
Volkswagen Tiguan - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Los Angeles, California
Yahshifs is prompt, polite and does credible work. He has worked on my car twice and has consistently done a good job! Thank you Yahshifs-
GMC Sierra 1500 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Los Angeles, California
Yasshif was great. He was on time. Explained the process , and communicated along the way. He has an extensive background in auto repair. I have some trust issues with auto repair from past mechanics ... after a few minutes with Yahshif I was completely comfortable with him and his work.
Napoleon

Napoleon

24 years of experience
146 reviews
Napoleon
24 years of experience
Toyota Prius C - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Los Angeles, California
Arrived early, was very friendly and professional. Completed the maintenance quickly. Would definitely recommend.
Honda Fit - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Los Angeles, California
What a great experience! Napoleon called ahead of time to let me know when he would be there and showed up early! He was very courteous and professional. The estimated time was over an hour and he did it in 20 minutes! This was my first time using yourmechanic and Napoleon made it a great experience. Would HIGHLY recommend him to all of my friends and family.
Peter

Peter

23 years of experience
150 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Volvo XC60 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Los Angeles, California
We received excellent service from Peter. He was very professional and came on time. He quickly replaced the front brakes and rotors in our car without a hitch. It was very convenient and an overall great experience to have our car serviced by Peter. Thanks!
Phyllis

Phyllis

4 years of experience
7 reviews
Phyllis
4 years of experience
BMW X5 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Los Angeles, California
I was impressed by Philliss' professionalism and expertise. I wholeheartedly recommend working with her.
Tyrone

Tyrone

7 years of experience
153 reviews
Tyrone
7 years of experience
Chevrolet Camaro - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Los Angeles, California
Awesome communication and excellent knowledge, repair was done, on time and ahead of schedule. He went above and beyond to make sure I had excellent and well informed work performed on my vehicle. Thanks Tyrone! Will definitely use you in the future.
Carlos

Carlos

14 years of experience
169 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Honda Civic - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Los Angeles, California
Carlos was awesome. He seems to be a great trustworthy guy who really cares about this customers. Very knowledgeable and caring and loves his job! He was great.
Carlos

Carlos

12 years of experience
9 reviews
Carlos
12 years of experience
Ford Focus - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Los Angeles, California
Carlos was super helpful and so knowledgable! He fixed my brakes and rotors in no time and was extremely friendly throughout the entire process. I highly recommend his services.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Los Angeles?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Nissan Quest $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2008 Mazda 6 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2011 Volkswagen CC $189 $109.44 $79.99 12% $216.94
2014 Lincoln MKX $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $237 $141.07 $95.98 12% $270.07
2008 Porsche Boxster $265 $145.18 $119.98 13% $306.43

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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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