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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service in Mountain View

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Mazda 6 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Mountain View, California
Great service by Honorio! He was prompt to diagnose and reschedule the appointment Since I would be at work, he was patient enough to drive to Milpitas to service the car Would definitely recommend him to friends/colleagues
Volvo XC90 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Mountain View, California
Friendly and capable. Excellent communication about the appointment and then the tools he was using and state of my car once he was here.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Audi A3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Mountain View, California
Pardeep is both competent and friendly. I intended to replace pads and rotors front + back. However, Pardeep advised me to only replace the front as the back still had 80% left. I ended up saving a few hundred dollars in addition to the service also being cheaper than my dealer and nearby shop. Great experience overall!
Acura MDX - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Mountain View, California
Very reliable. Did a great fast job and very professional. Have booked him twice and would do it again.

Khoa

18 years of experience
355 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C230 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Mountain View, California
Khoa is great. Fast, reliable, and honest. He would cancel replacements that were not needed and didn't take advantage of me. Highly recommend him to anyone.
Audi A4 Quattro - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Mountain View, California
Khoa is friendly and professional. I will definitely book an appointment with YourMechanic again.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Mountain View, California
Very impressed with his technology. When I peaked on him, I noticed he was using a laptop to do a diagnostic. He informed me that my Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid needed to be replaced. He offered to pick up the part and fix it that day. I was impressed that he was willing to drive out of his way to fix my car. He completed both jobs in a timely manner. My check engine light is no longer on and my car drives like it's brand new! I am very happy with his work and will recommend him to everyone I now.
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Mountain View, California
Jason was great, he actually took off $200 from our estimate as some of at any dealership, they would have found ways to charge unlimited $ more and still not be fully done.. these guys are just good, the car stays at your house, you know they are working on nothing but your vehicle and they explain everything in "plain english"...

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Mountain View, California
This is my first time to try yourmechanic.com and I am very happy! I am very pleased and satisfied with Rob's service as he executed professionalism and good work. He came on time (earlier, actually) and finished the job in less than one hour! He is very helpful, friendly and courteous. After finishing my car, he showed me my old brake pads and even explained that it was a good call to have them changed (he showed me my almost cracked brake pad) I will definitely recommend him to my family and friend and hire him again! (tho I hope my car wont break down) Good job Rob! :)
Volkswagen Jetta - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Mountain View, California
Robert was great and very knowledgeable. I would trust Robert for future repairs.

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Mountain View, California
He is fast and neat. If he finishes his job in shorter time than expected, he gives you a discount. He also give you a simple and quick check of your car.
Acura MDX - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Mountain View, California
Ken is professional and knowledgeable. He kept my husband and I updated on the cost of the repairs which were significantly less what Acura dealership had quoted and far more convenient. He was NOT pushy. We were very well taken care of. Will definitely work with him again.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Honda Civic - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Mountain View, California
Whitney is awesome! Super friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Mountain View, California
He's helpful and he told me everything I need to know about brakes. I'd def recommend!

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Jeep Compass - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Mountain View, California
Love the convenience of Your Mechanic. Dave did a great job.
Subaru Forester - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Mountain View, California
A very nice guy. Arrived on time. Fixed things quickly.

Alexander

27 years of experience
45 reviews
Alexander
27 years of experience
Land Rover LR3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Mountain View, California
Alexander is extremely professional, knows what he is doing, and explains things clearly that are otherwise not clear by someone who has no idea about mechanical issues. Job well done.

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Volvo XC70 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Mountain View, California
Mark always takes the time to explain the repair and expectations. Along with providing a prioritized list of suggested repairs. I trust him with all my car repairs.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Mountain View?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2006 Saab 9-3 $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72
2015 Chevrolet Camaro $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2014 Land Rover Range Rover $223 $126.70 $95.98 12% $255.70
2005 BMW X5 $166 $85.85 $79.99 14% $193.35
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $210 $81.92 $127.98 17% $253.92

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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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