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Jason

7 years of experience
175 reviews
Jason
7 years of experience
Ford Fiesta - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
Jason. Arrived timeously, performed the work perfectly. I would definitely recommend him to others and use his service again in the future.
Honda CR-V - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
Great job on the brakes and letting me know what further actions are needed.

John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Honda Pilot - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Redwood City, California
John was able to come earlier than the scheduled appointment time and it worked out perfectly. He was professional, thorough and very knowledgeable. He answered all my questions and concerns and was friendly and easy to talk to, which for we women, is appreciated as, that isn't always the case when a female is discussing 'mechanics'. He did a great job and gave me the peace of mind I needed.
Dodge B2500 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
Great guy that knew what he was doing and really went the extra mile to explain it to me and make sure i was comfortable with everything. The exact definition of what you want your mechanic to be.

Alexander

27 years of experience
45 reviews
Alexander
27 years of experience
Toyota Tacoma - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
Alexander Kept in contact with me through the appointment calling before to make sure we would have everything needed for the brake job on my truck. I appreciate him being a professional and getting the service handled for me. i am in the middle of a move and this quick repair made it so i didn't have to worry about my truck during the move.
BMW M3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Redwood City, California
Alexander is highly reliable and professional.

Khoa

18 years of experience
362 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
BMW Z4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Redwood City, California
Very helpful: Cheerfully explained each step in the process and why he was doing each separate step. I used to be a mechanic when I was young and still love to know everything about each system on a car! Khoa is a mechanic's mechanic!
Volvo C70 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
Khoa arrived early, and finished very timely. In our brief conversation, he was very knowledgeable.

Trung

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Infiniti G35 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Redwood City, California
Great experience. Showed up promptly, had already found my car in the parking lot, and got the work done quickly.
Toyota RAV4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
Trung was great! A made appt to get new breaks. He was very polite, approchable and a very experienced mechanic. For future appts, I will request Trung.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Lexus RX350 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Redwood City, California
Whitney was amazing and honest guy. Hard to find these type of mechanics now-a-days. He explained brake related things, which is well appreciated. He did not push to change rear wheel brake pad as they still had pad that can work safely till next oil change.
Ford Focus - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
Whitney was again great and as Professional as can be. Not only was he able to give the what it needed but was able to do it in a timely manner. I am so glad he has brought this service from the East Coast to here; one of the best ideas ever and it came from such a great person. It is very hard to find honest and reliable people like Whitney and I am glad I chose him.

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Acura RL - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
Charles was very thorough in his work. I would hire him again.
Honda Pilot - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Redwood City, California
Charles was friendly and informative.

Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
Ford Explorer - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
Always arrives on time and in good spirits. Shaun got the brake rotors fixed this time (with the correct parts), and was diligent to test them out around the block too.

Duy

13 years of experience
18 reviews
Duy
13 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
He was really helpful and suggested the work that needs to done

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Mazda 3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
Everything done as expected (while working in the rain).


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Redwood City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Hyundai Tucson $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Volkswagen Jetta $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72
2012 Lotus Evora $143 $63.35 $79.99 16% $170.85
2006 BMW 330Ci $193 $112.89 $79.99 12% $220.39
2014 Lincoln MKT $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2010 Jaguar XK $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69

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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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