Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Pacific Palisades.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

12,178

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Peter

24 years of experience
324 reviews
Peter
24 years of experience
Peter was great! I highly recommended using Your Mechanic.

Steffon

10 years of experience
30 reviews
Steffon
10 years of experience
Thank you! You guys already treat me well. Will keep using you guys for future repairs.

Jose

15 years of experience
309 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Honest mechanic,good worker,fast and know what to do. Thank you

Terry

25 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
25 years of experience
Terry showed up on time, prepared and went right to work. Even though I was not there and I had to leave any questions to my wife, he did a full inspection of the brake system, giving me an idea of the condition of the rear brakes as well. The cost was less than the original estimate and the work was done in a fast, efficient and professional manner. I'll certainly use again.

Robert

30 years of experience
596 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Robert is the most competent mechanic that I know!

Marko

9 years of experience
29 reviews
Marko
9 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and thorough. He answered all my questions and went over the entire car in detail.

John

23 years of experience
55 reviews
John
23 years of experience
I though My mechanic did an excellent job replacing my front brakes. He even took the time to show me what he was doing and how bad my old brakes were. He arrived on time and did the work quickly. I was very satisfied with his work and have already recommended your service to a few people.

Deane

10 years of experience
323 reviews
Deane
10 years of experience
I am very pleased with the service I received. Deane was very professional and friendly. He replaced my brake pads and they are working perfectly! I highly recommend him and will request him for future work needed.

Kenneth

19 years of experience
574 reviews
Kenneth
19 years of experience
Excellent mechanic who was friendly, professional, and very insightful - would recommend Kenneth and would go to Kenneth again for any additional service.

Mark

24 years of experience
55 reviews
Mark
24 years of experience
Mark was very professional, prompt and quite knowledgeable. He quickly diagnosed my brake issue and recommended fixes, saving me quite a bit of hassle and money rather than going through a dealer. He was engaging and made sure I knew exactly what he was doing and was very quick in getting the job done. I will definitely use this service again, I highly recommend Mark and will ask for him again. Very pleased with the service and experience.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Pacific Palisades?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Volvo XC60 $179 $99.09 $79.99 13% $206.59
2013 Toyota Camry $139 $58.89 $79.99 16% $166.39
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $163 $58.89 $103.98 18% $198.64
2011 Cadillac Escalade $163 $58.89 $103.98 18% $198.64
2014 BMW 740Li xDrive $199 $119.24 $79.99 12% $226.74
2006 Jaguar X-Type $139 $58.89 $79.99 16% $166.39

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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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