Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Porter.

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Damian

9 years of experience
383 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
I was skeptical when I started my Google search for a mobile mechanic since I'd never used one or even knew the service existed in my area. My experience with the quote and initial request went smooth and Damian the mechanic was extremely helpful. Not only did he successfully change my brakes on my Ford Focus but he also recommended other services that I needed. He arrived on time, had a friendly attitude and service was quick. I would definitely recommend Your Mechanic to my friends and family.
Damian was great....again! This is the second time we've had him work on our car and he does excellent work! My new go-to guy for my car.

Brian

21 years of experience
215 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
great mechanic, very personable

Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
Great experience.

Diego

19 years of experience
386 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Very professional

Toby

8 years of experience
100 reviews
Toby
8 years of experience
VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT HIS CHOSEN CRAFT! PERSONABLE AND POLITE . EVERYTHING YOU WOULD WANT IN A SERVICE PERSON . THANKS EDDIE ERVIN

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
David is a great guy. He is knowledgeable, personable and all around friendly. He did a great job on servicing the brakes on my vehicle. He checked the car and made sure all was well. and made recommendations for future repairs. He would be highly recommended.

Paul

17 years of experience
194 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Great service. Very honest. Does a great job

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Excellent experience

Oscar

14 years of experience
73 reviews
Oscar
14 years of experience
Oscar was FABULOUS!!! Finally, a Great experience with a Mechanic. This Company is not only Convenient, but honest as well! They came out prepared to do front and back brakes and took everything apart and showed me the back brakes compared to the new ones and told me I really did not need the new ones and did not charge me for the parts or the labor for taking it apart on the back. I love this company and Oscar is a fabulous mechanic. I will be doing much more business with them.

Seth

21 years of experience
49 reviews
Seth
21 years of experience
Seth is very soft spoken and kind. He had nice recommendations and my car is braking wonderfully now. I would be happy to have him handle my repairs in the future.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Porter?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Ford Ranger $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 $330 $225.58 $103.98 9% $365.33
2007 Cadillac CTS $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2008 Ford Mustang $165 $69.22 $95.98 16% $198.22

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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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