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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Trung

Trung

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Trung
9 years of experience
Arrived promptly; appeared knowledgeable; noticed other potential problems. Would highly recommend and would use again.
Trung was great! A made appt to get new breaks. He was very polite, approchable and a very experienced mechanic. For future appts, I will request Trung.
Brian

Brian

10 years of experience
96 reviews
Brian
10 years of experience
This was my third time using Brian. His attention to detail is amazing and is very thorough in his work. Thanks for taking care of my brakes!
Brian showed up ahead of time, Explained exactly what he was going to do, in addition to some extra checks of the fluids, and then proceeded to get the work done quickly. He showed me the parts which had been changed out and what was wrong with it as well. Also offered to dispose of the old parts for me.
Jason

Jason

21 years of experience
102 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Very good mechanic
Dallas

Dallas

26 years of experience
76 reviews
Dallas
26 years of experience
Great service. Very knowledgeable and would definitely recommend.
Mark

Mark

8 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
8 years of experience
Mark was the best mechanic I've had and knows BMWs really well.
Chet

Chet

38 years of experience
393 reviews
Chet
38 years of experience
Awesome experience all around. Chet was professional, courteous and friendly. Very knowledgable and I will definitely recommend him to others. Thanks Chet!
Gerron

Gerron

32 years of experience
166 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
He was a very good-natured mechanic. Fast service (not that I was in a rush or anything) and easy to talk with. definitely will use this service again and will be requesting Gerron again. cheers
Erick

Erick

7 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
7 years of experience
Great first experience!
Pete

Pete

13 years of experience
174 reviews
Pete
13 years of experience
First time user! Heard squeaking noises and rubbing metal when pressing on my brakes. I took my car to a couple of auto repair shops and of course they gave me over the head prices to get new brake pads and rear rotors! Found YourMechanic online and had Pete come out to inspect my brakes. BEST AND FASTEST AUTO REPAIR SERVICE I'VE EVER HAD. He told me exactly what was wrong, gave me recommendations and came the next day 2 hours early to start the job. It was a 3 hour job and he finished in 1.5 hours. Also included an oil change, tire rotation and replaced one of my brake lights. Total amount came up 50% less than we got from other shops. Definitely recommend using YourMechanic! This will be my go to service when I need repairs! Request Pete as your mechanic! THANK YOU!
Brandon

Brandon

17 years of experience
570 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Great service and very knowledgeable mechanic. Also punctuality is excellent. Highly recommend this is my second time having him as my mechanic for my services. Thanks Brandon for excellence in your service!!!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Park Ridge?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chrysler Sebring $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2013 Chevrolet Camaro $407 $326.85 $79.99 6% $434.35
2006 Volvo XC90 $185 $105.42 $79.99 12% $212.92
2005 Lexus LS430 $237 $132.72 $103.98 13% $272.47
2007 Land Rover LR3 $212 $132.03 $79.99 11% $239.53
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $265 $169.00 $95.98 11% $298.00

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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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