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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service in Portland

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

62

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Chris

18 years of experience
385 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Nissan Rogue - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Portland, Oregon
Fast, thorough repair process, even showing me the old parts, and explaining/showing why they needed to be replaced
Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
Chris showed up right on time, was very efficient, knowledgeable and went above and beyond the scope of the repair. Even fixing a broken ground wire that he noticed during the brake repair.

Todd

11 years of experience
42 reviews
Todd
11 years of experience
Kia Sorento - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
Todd did a fantastic job repairing my front brakes on my Kia. Before I even booked the appointment, a quote was sent in to get them repaired that was much more affordable than what the dealership wanted. Todd came to my office, let me know what he was going to do, how long it was expected to take and texted me when he was done! The brakes are perfect! He even replaced the springs and other hardware that had worn out. I’ll definitely be using Todd on my other vehicles too! A+ service, definitely will recommend him to everyone I know.
Honda CR-V - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
Thank you so much for inspecting my car and fixing my breaks. I feel so much safer now that the brakes are operating smoothly and knowing the car has been inspected. I appreciate you explaining clearly what you did and honest evaluation of what needed to be done.

Andrew

13 years of experience
151 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
Andrew was on time, polite, knowledgeable and fast! We really appreciated him taking the time to answer our questions and help up plan for our vehicles needs. Would definitely recommend!
Toyota RAV4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
He is really honest person. He do his job very well. Highly recommend this guy for anyone. Thank you again Andrew. Good luck for you.

Gerron

32 years of experience
168 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
Ford F-150 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
He was a very good-natured mechanic. Fast service (not that I was in a rush or anything) and easy to talk with. definitely will use this service again and will be requesting Gerron again. cheers
Dodge Avenger - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
Another great experience! Great communication, very friendly. Car is running like a champ! I will continue to use Gerron for work on my car in the future!

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Lexus LS430 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
Jose was on time for the appointment. Worked professionally and efficiently. Took me for a test drive after replacing the brake pads all in a courteous manner. I am very satisfied with his work. Thanks.
Honda Odyssey - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
Jose Alfredo Trinidad was really good on the job he done on my Honda, will definitely sign up with him again on my next job.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Ford Expedition - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
We had work done on our Expedition and explained to Russell that I had to keep costs down because we were probably not going to keep the truck for too long. My Expedition's brakes pulsated when the brakes were applied - it was getting increasingly harder to stop safely; Replacement rotors, brake pads and PCV valve and deteriorating hoses for less than $200!!! Come on now!!! The truck not only stops with NO problems, but because Russell suggested taking care of the valve and hoses, the response and power to this truck really, really improved. We were very happy with Russell's work, and the outcome of the truck that we gifted it to our daughter who needed a dependable car. Thanks Russell for once again doing a very fine job! Peace.
Dodge Ram 2500 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
Awesome guy with vast knowledge and experience. Didn't mind me asking questions at all. Would definitely request him for now on.

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Dodge Durango - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Portland, Oregon
On time and got the job done early... and helped point out some things I needed to be paying attention to for the future. Excellent job!!

Robert

23 years of experience
10 reviews
Robert
23 years of experience
Volkswagen Jetta - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Portland, Oregon
Robert was fantastic. He was very thorough during our appointment; he discussed, and even showed me, the wear-and-tear on parts he replaced and offered helpful observations about the condition of my vehicle; he really made me feel like my car was in good hands. He did not push me in to additional repairs, as often happens when you visit a mechanic. This was my first experience with YourMechanic and Robert answered all the questions which I had about YourMechanic and how it works. He was extremely friendly and I will absolutely request him on any future repairs and maintenance. I really liked the convenience and affordability of YourMechanic and most of all I highly recommend Robert!

Clint

14 years of experience
5 reviews
Clint
14 years of experience
Volvo 245 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Portland, Oregon
Second job from your mechanic and again Clint was my mechanic. The man is quick, professional & very knowledgeable. He took time to show me the parts & explain their individual functions as well as why they were needed. This is the only mechanic to EVER do this at my request without complaint. I so appreciate being treated as an equal instead of a "dumb female" customer that's just a pain in the butt. Thank you again for having such a talented person on staff. I have already recommended your service to several friends & will continue to do so. Thanks again.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Portland?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Fiat 500 $178 $81.92 $95.98 15% $210.92
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2011 Jeep Compass $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2004 Acura MDX $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2013 Mercedes-Benz R350 $244 $148.40 $95.98 11% $277.40
2014 Jaguar XFR $200 $119.58 $79.99 12% $227.08

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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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