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Number of Reviews

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Andrew

Andrew

9 years of experience
200 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew was great!
Andrew was on time and was very professional. I was impressed with this service since this was the first time I ever used them. Since moving here from Texas, it's been so hard to find someone to provide honest and good work on my vehicle.
Rocco

Rocco

19 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
19 years of experience
Very professional!
Service by Rocco was outstanding! I am a Mechinal Engineer and worked on car's in college. Rocco is the real deal and is an excellent Auto Mechanic! Outstanding service.
Patrick

Patrick

8 years of experience
83 reviews
Patrick
8 years of experience
He was on time and performed job satisfactorily.
Chris

Chris

13 years of experience
173 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris was not only on time but available to come a little early. He was very personable and professional. I would definitely recommend him through your mechanic
Dario

Dario

6 years of experience
58 reviews
Dario
6 years of experience
Dario was great! We had an appointment on a day it was pouring down rain so we had to reschedule when he came out again it was raining yet again but he let me know he would come back as soon as the rain was done to get the car fixed that day. He was friendly, quick and very efficient.
Brian

Brian

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Brian
22 years of experience
Brian is a great mechanic, arrived on time and got right to it!
Rusty

Rusty

20 years of experience
263 reviews
Rusty
20 years of experience
Beyond exceptional. Changed my brakes in a timely manner and even explained what was wrong and what each part does in function.
Robert

Robert

14 years of experience
71 reviews
Robert
14 years of experience
Great communication telling me was on his way and prompt. Everything was great. Very nice guy and knows his stuff...Thank you Robert!
Rigoberto

Rigoberto

8 years of experience
517 reviews
Rigoberto
8 years of experience
Consumers seldom receive the combination of expertise and sterling customer service but that has been my experience --twice-- with Rigoberto. He's extraordinarily knowledgeable, generous with his advice, efficient, and conscientious. He is also personable and was patient with all of my questions (and I had a LOT of them). As far as I'm concerned, no one else is touching my car.
Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
Joel was thoughtful, professional and courteous. He showed up early, completed his work way earlier than I expected, and gave me recommendations for future service I might consider. I would absolutely request him again.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Pasadena?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volvo XC90 $150 $69.74 $79.99 15% $177.24
2014 Kia Sportage $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2007 Honda Civic $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Lexus LX570 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2004 BMW X5 $204 $123.91 $79.99 11% $231.41
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72

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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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