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4.9/5

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Brad

21 years of experience
21 reviews
Brad
21 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E350 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Richmond, Virginia
Brad was excellent in all ways possible. On time greats service and very detail oriented. Will book brad anytime and refer in future.
Ford Expedition - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Richmond, Virginia
Brad was excellent. He was on time, knowledgeable, thorough, did the job quickly and best of all cleaned up really well after he left. You couldn't even tell any work had been done. I will definitely look to us Brad again in the future, and I will definitely recommend him to my friends and family.

Lee

17 years of experience
90 reviews
Lee
17 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Lee was punctual, professional, and extremely competent. He was straight forward and offered great recommendations for future maintenance. I will definitely rebook with Lee in the future.
Acura RSX - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Richmond, Virginia
Lee was diligent in letting me know when he'd be here, took care of my service promptly and we test drove it around the block. Very pleased--will call on again!

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Honda Element - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Excellent! Communication and expertise top notch. First time I have used this service and will do so again.
Toyota Tundra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Patrick was great. He was professional. He was behind schedule, but notified me ahead of time. He was very helpful and was willing to answer my questions. I would definitely recommend him.

Eduardo

20 years of experience
59 reviews
Eduardo
20 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
This is my first experience with yourmechanic and I am very pleasantly surprised and will definitely use this service again. I checked the price on the parts and my cost were lower than if I bought the parts myself. Eduardo was very professional and friendly.
Mercury Grand Marquis - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Excellent. He was running late due to another service, but promptly called. Brakes are done and my car stops. I will use his services again.

Chad

14 years of experience
76 reviews
Chad
14 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Chad went above and beyond to help me out this past weekend. After my original mechanic couldn't solve my needs, Chad offered to come work on my car after hours and on his day off. His work was efficient and professional. He took the time to explain things along the way and ensured I was aware of what he was doing along the way. He didn't have to help me out in a pinch but he did. Throughout the two days, you can see he takes great pride in his work and that the integrity of his work and his name against it is of the utmost importance. You can't go wrong in booking Chad and the fact that he went above and beyond was truly appreciated!
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Chad has excellent customer service and he's willing to go above and beyond. He was also friendly and informative.

Larry

16 years of experience
27 reviews
Larry
16 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Richmond, Virginia
Larry is knowledgeable and willing to go above and beyond for his customers. He is professional and efficient. We will definitely use Larry to service our vehicles in the future.

Patrick

11 years of experience
13 reviews
Patrick
11 years of experience
BMW 335xi - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Patrick was professional. Made sure to get the job done.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Richmond?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Honda Civic $146 $49.52 $95.98 18% $178.52
2012 Dodge Caliber $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Hyundai Accent $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2008 Mercedes-Benz S600 $228 $148.51 $79.99 10% $256.01
2011 Lincoln Town Car $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 BMW M3 $184 $95.66 $87.98 14% $213.91

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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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