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David

David

8 years of experience
118 reviews
David
8 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
He changed my front brake pads, serpentine belt, replaced my back brakes and rotors and replaced my cabin air filter. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for awesome and fast service.
Toyota Sienna - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
David was prompt, knowledgeable, and extremely professional. This is the third time that I have booked him, and I will definitely use him again. He was honest about the status of my car, and what he was unable to fix.
Kiri

Kiri

17 years of experience
364 reviews
Kiri
17 years of experience
Volkswagen CC - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kiri was an excellent mechanic and extremely helpful with the car repairs that were required. If I had to ever had my car fixed I would go to him again. Thank you so much for all of your help!
Subaru Legacy - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kiri was really fast and efficient. He didn't do any work that wasn't needed. Explained things to me as he went. Really great experience.
Danny

Danny

8 years of experience
265 reviews
Danny
8 years of experience
Toyota 4Runner - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When Danny, arrived, he went right to working on my vehicle and finished in a timely manner. He replaced both front calibers, rotors and brakes. My 12 year old vehicle, rides like a charm.
Mercury Grand Marquis - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Danny was fantastic! He came, swapped the brakes and rotors for new ones, and even gave me recommendations of things that I should look at in the future. I would definitely recommend Danny to my coworkers, family, and friends. So far, the brakes haven't squeaked since they've been changed and I've never been happier.
Junard

Junard

8 years of experience
65 reviews
Junard
8 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Finished the job in the quoted time, didn't have to worry about extra charges or anything. clean job, very friendly guy, did it all in cold weather. highly recommended!
Ford Fusion - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Junard had great communication and did the job efficiently. I trusted that he knew exactly what he was doing.
Kyle

Kyle

9 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
9 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The communication with Kyle was great. Something out of his control came up and he let me know that he would be running late and asked if it would be OK for him to come at a new time. When he arrived he was friendly knowledgeable. He started to work and was clean and efficient. When finished he inspected the car and gave me a Health report. The whole “Your Mechanic” experience has been great Kyle came to the house and I was able to do things at home instead of going in waiting at the shop. I have found my new mechanic and will absolutely be calling Kyle in the future.
Buick Enclave - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kyle was extremely professional and very knowledgeable about the work he had to perform. Kyle was very patient and I appreciated the explanation he would give about the process as well as the issues with the car. I would definitely recommend not only Kyle but yourmechanic to family and friends. Thank you for a job well done.
Wayne

Wayne

28 years of experience
102 reviews
Wayne
28 years of experience
Nissan Rogue - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
He installed the recommended products quickly and efficiently. He was also able to identify the root cause of my vehicle becoming disabled and found it was a faulty rear differential. He gave some suggestions on what to do. This information was appreciated as the 1st mechanic did not assess my vehicle to find the cause of the problem and only suggested products as a possible fix. Thank you Wayne!!
Nissan Xterra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wayne was very good about explaining to me what was going on. He was fast and efficient.
Kevin

Kevin

14 years of experience
61 reviews
Kevin
14 years of experience
Chrysler 300 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kevin was very professional and polite. He was patient, took his time with fixing the vehicle and was also very knowledgeable. He kept me informed every step of the way.
Jordan

Jordan

2018 years of experience
9 reviews
Jordan
2018 years of experience
Suzuki Grand Vitara - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kim Young Jul 7, 2:20 PM PDT I'd like to say that Mr Jordan was awesome. Being a women and not knowing a lot about cars I tend to be on edge when having to get work done on my vehicles. Mr Jordan explained every step He made to insure that I understood what needed to be done and why. In the privacy of my garage. I would absolutely use (Your Mechanic ) in the future and I texted all my girls to let them know about my awesome experience . Thanks Jordan you rock!!!!!
Joseph

Joseph

15 years of experience
6 reviews
Joseph
15 years of experience
Chrysler Aspen - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
My experience with Joseph was a great one. He was on time, very personable, professional. Joseph completed service in a timely manner, explained everything as he worked and even taught me a few things. Great guy!
William

William

27 years of experience
40 reviews
William
27 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
William was very professional and knowledgeable. He ran into some issues with my car but he kept me informed of everything before completing the work. Next appointment is already booked!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Philadelphia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volvo V60 $149 $68.70 $79.99 15% $176.20
2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 $286 $205.97 $79.99 8% $313.47
2012 Toyota Highlander $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2004 Cadillac CTS $173 $69.22 $103.98 17% $208.97
2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2005 Audi S4 $225 $145.36 $79.99 10% $252.86

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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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