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Number of Reviews

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Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Great quick service...in and out
Very friendly and knowledgeable mechanic. Will use him in the future with request

Chet

39 years of experience
438 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
I have received services for my Smart 2013 with Chet 2 times. This last was for a full front break services. I saved a lot compared to the dealer. He was very professional and worked super clean. I visited my office.
Really nice guy and completed work in a timely manner. Even had suggestions on what other future repairs that I should consider having done.

Joe

41 years of experience
694 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
the best mechanic does excelent work frindly and verry polite he treats you like family the best
Was skeptical but was very pleased and he did a great job. Would recommend Joe to my friends. He was on time and professional.

Carlos

10 years of experience
77 reviews
Carlos
10 years of experience
Carlos was awsome. He show up early got the job done fast great attitude and very professional. See you on the one carlos.

Attila

17 years of experience
409 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
You did a great job

Sidney

12 years of experience
62 reviews
Sidney
12 years of experience
Informative, neat, skilled, detailed

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Another great experience with Maxwell. Replaced brakes all around on my sons car and the rear brakes on mine.

Stephen

17 years of experience
18 reviews
Stephen
17 years of experience
Great mechanic highly knowledgeable.

Eduardo

17 years of experience
310 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
My second request with Ed and like the first visit, he was very professional, friendly and quick but very assured of quality work. Will be requesting another quote for annual maintenance and routine oil change soon. As Tigger would say "Asitively, Posilutely" recommend Ed!!

Michael

25 years of experience
224 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
This was my third time using Michael. He was courteous, professional, approachable, answered my questions regarding the vehicle, and repaired everything quickly. He's a friendly guy and didn't mind if I watched what he was doing quietly, chatted, or was even there at all. I had a wonderful experience with him and would recommend Michael to anybody.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Pico Rivera?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Aston Martin Virage $141 $60.96 $79.99 16% $168.46
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty $143 $55.19 $87.98 17% $173.44
2012 Lincoln MKS $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2007 Cadillac STS $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2013 Audi S5 $187 $91.36 $95.98 14% $220.36

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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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