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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service in Sacramento

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Phillip

18 years of experience
224 reviews
Phillip
18 years of experience
Ford Freestyle - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sacramento, California
Phillip was courteous, prompt, and responsive. He was able to inform me of car and recommendations without being pushy. I would totally use him again!
Honda Pilot - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sacramento, California
He arrived on time and explained exactly what he was going to be doing. He was both very friendly and professional. After he was done he did a visual inspection of my car, took pictures to show and discussed with me any possible repairs that I may need in the future, which I greatly appreciated, and when I need those repairs done, I will definitely be requesting him to come back.

Joe

13 years of experience
23 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Chevrolet Trailblazer - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sacramento, California
Joe was very professional and polite. He arrived on time and got right to work on my brakes. He kept me informed of all the details and did solid work. I would recommend him for your bookings and I would look for him again on future bookings myself. Thank you!
Chevrolet Malibu - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sacramento, California
First, Joe was on time. He was very polite and friendly. He did a great job on my car, finished early, didn't leave a mess and explained in detail what he did. He also went over the recommendations for my car with me. Very pleased and happy with his work.

Rodney

35 years of experience
389 reviews
Rodney
35 years of experience
Ford Escape - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sacramento, California
Rodney was spectacular. Very knowledgeable and personable. He even tried to be early, which I absolutely appreciated, even though the timing didn't work for me. Next time I have any work done through YourMechanic, I'll absolutely be asking for Rodney.
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sacramento, California
Rodney was very professional and worked extremely fast. He arrived earlier than our scheduled time (which worked great for me) and was done before the estimated completion time. I am very happy with the service I received .

Nick

13 years of experience
90 reviews
Nick
13 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sacramento, California
Nick was awesome! Very informative. His professionalism is spot on and I would use him again. Very Clean and orderly,
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sacramento, California
Nick was early for the appointment, he was very professional, and explained in detail the work that was done and explained also about some work I needed. Not only excellent service, but extremely knowledgeable, fully prepared, and very kind. I will definitely book him again and highly recommend him to others as well. Great experience, ask for Nick!

Vladimir

9 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
9 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sacramento, California
He is a quiet guy, but don't let that put you off. Vadimir was honest and saved me $30 on fluids I didn't end up needing. He also got done an hour and a half before the approximate finish time. My first experience with "YourMechanic" was great.
Mini Cooper - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sacramento, California
Once again, Vladimir rocks! He took care of my rear brakes in record time! If you have a Mini Cooper, he is the best! I fully recommend him!

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Lexus ES300 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sacramento, California
He did a great job and even saved me some money. Since he finished in less time than originally planned, I was able to save on the labor cost. Thanks Jeff!
Chrysler Sebring - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sacramento, California
Jeff was great, he was giving the wrong parts, so he went to the local store and picked up the right parts and finish on time

David

15 years of experience
599 reviews
David
15 years of experience
Buick Regal - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sacramento, California
Easy to speak to, explained the work being done, knowledgeable, kept in phone contact before arriving.
Audi A4 Quattro - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sacramento, California
David was quick and professional. There was a mix up with the brake pads he was sent, and he provided reasonable alternatives to the mix up. Overall great experience with David.

Daniel

10 years of experience
20 reviews
Daniel
10 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Sacramento, California
Awesome customer service. On time and answered my questions with patience. Listened to my concerns and made helpful suggestions. Seemed very knowledgeable and experienced. I will be glad to request him again. Thank you!!

ALEX

22 years of experience
43 reviews
ALEX
22 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sacramento, California
Amazing job and super great person and if I need any other job this is the person that I will ask for to do the job thank so much Alex

Randy

19 years of experience
2 reviews
Randy
19 years of experience
Pontiac G6 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sacramento, California
Randy got right to work, when he finished he explained all that he did and what else needed to be done. A very good mechanic! Thanks!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Sacramento?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Saab 9-3 $149 $69.48 $79.99 15% $176.98
2010 Toyota Tacoma $201 $72.55 $127.98 18% $244.55
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser $135 $55.45 $79.99 16% $162.95
2013 BMW 335i xDrive $208 $111.56 $95.98 13% $240.56
2012 BMW 760Li $285 $181.36 $103.98 11% $321.11
2006 Porsche Cayenne $223 $134.96 $87.98 11% $253.21

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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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