Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Pequannock.

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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

11,161

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Alfred

12 years of experience
347 reviews
Alfred
12 years of experience
Alfred was amazing. Was there in Time, got everything done fast and even gave me some tips. Greatly appreciated, nice and good! I am satisfied!
One of the best techs' I have ever worked with. Very calm, takes time to explain the problem. I will definitely work with Alfred again.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1103 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodore was prompt and did a job well done. I had initially requested to have both my front and rear brakes and rotors done, but he told me that I only needed the front ones replaced at this time. He also rotated my tires at no charge, and gave me additional details about managing some other potential issues about my car. I appreciate his honesty, and trust his advice.
Great to work with, as always!

Jay

36 years of experience
711 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Honest ! great employee too keep, he is honest and fast !! thank u
Really great service! Jay was super knowledgeable, and did great work. Front brakes and roter replacement, he did a fantastic job. I will definitely hire him again!

Chris

21 years of experience
1672 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris was so awesome! He arrived early and explained everything to me. I needed my front brake pads replaced and he completed the job in about 15-20 minutes. I was very pleased with the entire process and have already recommended YourMechanic to many people. Thank you so much for everything! :)
Chris is never late, often early, works quickly and is super conscientious. He is both knowledgeable and practical, and I have total confidence in his work.

Nazareth

26 years of experience
95 reviews
Nazareth
26 years of experience
Nazareth, was on time, super professional, definitely reccomend.

Miguel

9 years of experience
20 reviews
Miguel
9 years of experience
Miguel was awesome! He let us know of any potential issues before starting the work and answered our questions along the way and after. I would highly recommend him and will definitely request him if I need more work done.

Hector

13 years of experience
60 reviews
Hector
13 years of experience
Always on time and excelent service.

Irven

10 years of experience
60 reviews
Irven
10 years of experience
Great service, arrived promptly, above and beyond on the service. Knowledgeable friendly and professional. Highly recommend.

Duane

24 years of experience
385 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Arrived early and worked on my car. He explained everything in detail. Very professional and courteous and even gave recommendations for future service. The service was very fast and I would highly recommend Duane for all your service needs. Thank you Duane and Your Mechanic.

Tavaris

13 years of experience
93 reviews
Tavaris
13 years of experience
Very fast service.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Pequannock?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Jeep Commander $134 $54.21 $79.99 17% $161.71
2006 Pontiac Pursuit $175 $95.50 $79.99 13% $203.00
2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe $134 $54.21 $79.99 17% $161.71
2014 BMW 528i xDrive $228 $131.82 $95.98 12% $260.82
2007 BMW 650i $192 $88.44 $103.98 15% $228.19
2005 Ford Mustang $134 $54.21 $79.99 17% $161.71

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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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