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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

Phillip

17 years of experience
119 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
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.
Toyota Sienna - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sacramento, California
Great mechanic , highly rated . Will not use anyone else .was on time , knowledgeable and quick to work .
Rodney

Rodney

34 years of experience
370 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
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 .
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Sacramento, California
Great job, professional attitude and was done quicker than the quote said. Also, my car drives very smoothly now! Thanks Rodney!
Nick

Nick

11 years of experience
90 reviews
Nick
11 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

Vladimir

7 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
7 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

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 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

David

13 years of experience
339 reviews
David
13 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.
Nelson

Nelson

23 years of experience
162 reviews
Nelson
23 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sacramento, California
Nelson was great! Prompt, courteous, and efficient. My car was finished faster than expected and he did a great job. I'll definitely be booking him again soon.
Nissan Titan - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Sacramento, California
He was very friendly and explained to me about my brake pads and a piece that had been missing so I didn't know they needed changing sooner. Gave me a quote for further repairs. Very educated. Will definitely be using him again.
ALEX

ALEX

21 years of experience
42 reviews
ALEX
21 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

Randy

17 years of experience
2 reviews
Randy
17 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!
Chris

Chris

23 years of experience
125 reviews
Chris
23 years of experience
Acura TL - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sacramento, California
Prompt, courteous, affable. Quick, accurate non self serving diagnosis. It will be pleasure to do business again.


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
2010 Bentley Azure $615 $534.95 $79.99 4% $642.45
2013 Ford Edge $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2012 Toyota Prius V $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2011 Lexus ES350 $143 $55.19 $87.98 17% $173.44
2006 Infiniti G35 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2011 Porsche 911 $227 $146.79 $79.99 10% $254.29

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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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