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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Ibrahim

20 years of experience
19 reviews
Ibrahim
20 years of experience
was skeptical at first, was a good experience for me to have a mechanic show up at my home do the work to my satisfaction, where was your mechanic years ago when I needed them, keep up the good work.

Luis

7 years of experience
89 reviews
Luis
7 years of experience
Luis was very polite and professional . He did a great job.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kiri's a rockstar. Just changed my breaks/rotors oil change at 9 o'clock at night in the rain! The man!

Juan

13 years of experience
5 reviews
Juan
13 years of experience
Juan did an excellent job on my vehicle. You seemed very genuine and knowledgeable on the issues he came to fix. He was very timely and efficient. My car sounds and runs great!! Thanks

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Very good and professional service. Will use again for sure.

Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Michael was totally awesome! Best auto repair experience in my life!!! I will definitely schedule any future services thru YourMechanic and MICHEAL!!

Paul

17 years of experience
208 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Thank you so much for coming over early that day. I would recommend to all my friend. Great person to call on!

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Prompt and communicative. Well prepared and was finished within a half hour. Being friendly was icing on the cake. Thanks!

TJ

24 years of experience
341 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Great experience

Michael

25 years of experience
95 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
Michael was amazing and seemed to have my best interests in mind! A previous YourMechanic mechanic changed my oil earlier this month and said that I needed to have the rotors and brakes changed. Michael said that my rotors were fine and didn't need to be replaced so he didn't end up changing them. Unfortunately, I ordered all the parts online and I'll have to pay to have them shipped back for a partial refund. It's just a bit disappointing since I was recommended that but there was no need to have them changed so it's just an inconvenience for me and it'll cost me money...


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Mount Vernon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Jeep Liberty $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2006 Chevrolet HHR $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2012 Buick Regal $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2007 Audi A4 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2005 BMW 545i $220 $116.15 $103.98 13% $255.90
2009 Porsche 911 $645 $565.42 $79.99 4% $672.92

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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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