Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Orting.

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How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Orting?

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

Brake Pad Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2006 Saab 9-2X$169$73.52$94.996%$181.02
2009 Nissan 370Z$169$73.52$94.996%$181.02
2008 Ford Taurus$169$73.52$94.996%$181.02
2016 Lincoln MKX$168$72.73$94.996%$180.23
2006 Mini Cooper$188$93.18$94.996%$200.68
2007 Ford Mustang$169$73.52$94.996%$181.02

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.


Recent Brake Pad Replacement reviews in Orting

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Scott

36 years of experience
894 reviews
Scott
36 years of experience
Scott is the consummate professional! He arrived on time and within 45 minutes the work was completed. If I had gone to a repair shop I would have waited over two hours. I would definitely recommend Scott to any person needing professional work done on their vehicle.

Chris

20 years of experience
448 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Top notch professional.

James

6 years of experience
24 reviews
James
6 years of experience
Very happy with Jame's work! He went above and beyond for me!

Jamahl

20 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
20 years of experience
Quick, fast and reliable. Jamahl did a great job and didn’t even know he was at my house doing an oil change and changing my brakes. Highly recommend Jamahl, thank you!

Andrew

11 years of experience
336 reviews
Andrew
11 years of experience
Andrew was great to work with! He was on time, attentive and worked hard to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Andrew provided me with a lot of knowledge on my cars parts, shared his expertise and helped provide peace of mind that the parts I ordered were both reliable and quality parts! Andrew changed my front and rear pads and rotors and I can tell he had tons of experience , and he proved it with the quality service he provided! Will definitely book Andrew again for future services on my vehicle.

Brian

24 years of experience
200 reviews
Brian
24 years of experience
Brian was fast, thorough and personable. We will be reaching out to Brian again for other auto projects soon.

Joe

43 years of experience
818 reviews
Joe
43 years of experience
I will definitely request Joe again. Brake job on my BMW done quickly and he is an expert. Friendly and a clear communicator. Can't beat that. Super honest mechanic.

Damian

11 years of experience
430 reviews
Damian
11 years of experience
He is friendly, trustworthy

Robert

12 years of experience
76 reviews
Robert
12 years of experience
Awesome job finished super fast

Maxwell

18 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
18 years of experience
Start till finish - 10 star rating. Maxwell is competent, on time and clearly a professional. This was my first time so i was a little skeptical, that quickly changed.... FIRST of all thumb's up to Your Mechanic Website, it is a logical easy to use and navigate even for a novice. in short the website and the features very thoughtfully laid out. SECOND, the mechanic came back after the initial "email" really quick. THIRD, Maxwell had to come back out (with parts) I did not have to do anything, Maxwell made his own appointment and came out to finalize the job. FOURTH, post job. I received pictures of old and new installed parts - I even got 3 small voice bits.dropped into the YM account. I can highly recommend Maxwell Wardle and will use him again and again, he is definitely an expert in his field...he is now on my speed dial....and saved as MY Mechanic.

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