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5/5

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Herman

11 years of experience
86 reviews
Herman
11 years of experience
I would first like to start by saying the reviews for Herman Ramos are not only accurate, but they do not match the quality, customer service and professionalism he possesses as a Your Mechanic repair agent. If I could give him 10 stars I would. Not only was he a half hour earlier than expected (early is on time and on time is late), but even in threatening weather he did not let that stop him. He politely stated "I have a raincoat so I will be okay". His service was quick and efficient. He started the job right away. As I had the service done while attending church, even the members asked what service was that. I proudly said Your Mechanic and that's Herman Ramos with a smile. The Your Mechanic service has definitely gained additional customers. All throughout the repair he really made me feel like he was my mechanic. Once the job was done he took it for a test ride in the parking lot to make sure the repair work met his standards. He even made sure to do a full check and give me things to look out for and be aware of. Never once attempting to charge extra or pressure me to do something more than what was paid for. He was thorough in his explanation, patient with my questions and knowledgeable. I would only recommend Herman Ramos for any job and will forever make sure he is the trusted and go to mechanic I use. After several visits to other repair shops and going in with the "what if thought", I now have the confidence of knowing that with Herman, he truly delivers.
Very professional

Kemoy

20 years of experience
58 reviews
Kemoy
20 years of experience
It was great!

Andrian

30 years of experience
73 reviews
Andrian
30 years of experience
Perfect! Would recommend to anyone interested in getting any work done.

Joseph

22 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
22 years of experience
What more can I say? He arrived on time, performed the repairs correctly (taking the time to explain what he was doing as he went along), and left my garage as clean as it was when he arrived. We have four cars in the family, and three of them have now been serviced by Your Mechanic. The fourth car is with my daughter at college in Wisconsin, but when she comes home next May Joseph will be the one to check it out and to bring it back up to par.

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
On time, speedy and thorough service. Much more convenient, and inexpensive than a shop. Highly recommend Rocco and YourMechanic.

Timmy

8 years of experience
43 reviews
Timmy
8 years of experience
Very professional! Job was done in a professional manner. I would recommend him. I’m happy.

Michael

25 years of experience
95 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience

Nicholas

9 years of experience
302 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Fast and easy appreciate that and i will be using YourMechanic from now on

Rey

23 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
23 years of experience
Very knowledgable mechanic and very trustworthy. Would recommend Rey again.

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
We love Robert. Have used him several times and he does great, reliable work. Big fans of YourMechanic!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Opa Locka?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Honda Odyssey $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2010 Pontiac Vibe $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2011 Audi A5 $172 $91.78 $79.99 13% $199.28
2014 Mercedes-Benz B250 $171 $91.05 $79.99 13% $198.55
2014 Ford Mustang $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19

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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.

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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