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5/5

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John

38 years of experience
51 reviews
John
38 years of experience
Very timely, detail oriented and responsive to questions. Great experience!
John was very professional and did an amazing job on replacing the break pads.

David

14 years of experience
593 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Very professional fast & respectful. I had payment errors and he waited patiently til I fixed my issue and completed my car in less than 3 hours when it said 3.5 hours to complete.. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Thank you David.
Thanks David, You did a great job and also he went extra mile by waiting for us 15 minutes. Thanks again!

Artem

10 years of experience
55 reviews
Artem
10 years of experience
awesome!
He's very informative and patient. I had a lot of questions which sometimes can overwhelm others. He was attentive and elaborate enough for me to understand the steps and purpose of the work that I had done on my car. I will definitely book again when I have my front breaks replaced

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Gary was very nice! He explained to me everything that was being done. I would definitely recommend him.

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Professional and helpful. Called and was able to do my repairs before my scheduled time. Let me know his recommendations. Brake works wonderfully!!! Will use him again.
The car runs well. I gave it a test drive and found everything satisfactory.

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
It's been about a couple of weeks and the brake job that Choeun did on our family van was good. He was very efficient with his time and was very professional.

Brian

16 years of experience
74 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
Nice and great guy highly recommended tell you what is going on and what is the problem on your car...

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
GREAT JOB, ALWAYS

Frederick

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
14 years of experience
Service provided by Frederick Tizon (Your Mechanic) was excellent! He was truly knowledgeable, was able to fixed the brakes promptly, diagnosed other related parts, and honestly adjusted cost of repair. I highly recommend Frederick Tizon for quality of work, professionalism, and industry knowhow. I'm so glad that "Your Mechanic" is around to provide the services of expert mechanics!

Juan

11 years of experience
27 reviews
Juan
11 years of experience
Juan was knowledgeable, professional and did the work quickly. He encountered a minor problem, and handled it with a coolness that I respect greatly. I used to do my own work, but this service, and mechanics like Juan free me up to do other things I need to do. Great experience.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Pittsburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Ferrari 575 M Maranello $141 $60.96 $79.99 16% $168.46
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty $167 $55.19 $111.98 18% $205.69
2011 Ford F-150 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2013 Acura TSX $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2004 Lincoln Town Car $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 BMW M3 $230 $149.55 $79.99 10% $257.05

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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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