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4.8/5

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Stefan

16 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
16 years of experience
Stefan did a great job. He was very thorough and took the time to make sure everything is properly assembled and tightened. He will answer your questions in a straightforward, thoughtful, and no BS/up-sell manner.
Was proactive in clarifying the appointment time and making sure everything was set to ensure a smooth repair. Completed the work, followed up to answer any questions. Overall very easy and convenient.

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
He is polite, cooperative and well experienced
This is no the first time Tien helping on fixing my car. This time I was try to do the brake fluid flush for the appointment made. But last night, I noticed that rear brake pad worn out, need to replace too. So I messaged him, and he called me before on the way to my site, and updated the appointment, and also flexible on the parts I might have. He brought parts as backup too, including the sensors. Very thoughtful. Once the service was done, he also pointed out that my rear tires inside worn out, need to replace ASAP; the valves gaskets need replace too. Very helpful and knowledgeable on the car.

Artem

11 years of experience
55 reviews
Artem
11 years of experience
Service was fine, he arrived 1 hour 20 minutes after appointment time because he had to get the brake pads.

John

26 years of experience
496 reviews
John
26 years of experience
John is the best mechanic that you will find anywhere in the Clear Lake area. Second time using him now. Great guy too. Does one heck of a good job, and quickly too.

Krystal

16 years of experience
106 reviews
Krystal
16 years of experience
Great

Wayne

22 years of experience
65 reviews
Wayne
22 years of experience
Good job will use the service again

Andrew

13 years of experience
17 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Came early finished fast, awesome work!

Travis

12 years of experience
359 reviews
Travis
12 years of experience
He was professional, courteous and right on time. He was patient and thorough when he answered my questions. And he even finished the job before the estimated time. Outstanding!!! Thanks again Travis.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience

Chris

21 years of experience
1723 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris was efficient, arrived early, explained things to m and gave me more information on how Your Mechanics differs from the dealer. I am very pleased with the experience and will use for future needs and refer to friends & family.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Orinda?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Buick Allure $160 $55.59 $103.98 18% $195.34
2009 Mercury Sable $136 $55.59 $79.99 16% $163.09
2012 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 $152 $55.59 $95.98 17% $184.59
2011 BMW 528i $302 $197.98 $103.98 10% $337.73
2008 Mercedes-Benz R550 $231 $151.04 $79.99 10% $258.54
2012 Porsche Panamera $569 $465.30 $103.98 5% $605.05

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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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