Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Santa Cruz.

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How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Santa Cruz?

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

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Parts: $33 -$175
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$158 to 573
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ServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
Brake Pads - Rear Replacement for 1992 Chevrolet C1500 V8-7.4LYourMechanic Price$208.54Shop/Dealer Price$253.52 - $310.06
Brake Pads - Front Replacement for 2010 Honda Pilot V6-3.5LYourMechanic Price$141.64Shop/Dealer Price$174.14 - $238.81
Brake Pads - Rear Replacement for 2005 Mazda 3 L4-2.0LYourMechanic Price$137.82Shop/Dealer Price$169.32 - $231.09
Brake Pads - Front Replacement for 2009 Saab 9-7x V8-5.3LYourMechanic Price$163.81Shop/Dealer Price$200.94 - $269.75
Brake Pads - Rear Replacement for 1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas L6-4.0LYourMechanic Price$128.18Shop/Dealer Price$179.05 - $249.93
Brake Pads - Front Replacement for 1997 Ford Escort L4-2.0LYourMechanic Price$156.21Shop/Dealer Price$191.38 - $254.43
Brake Pads - Front Replacement for 1987 Dodge D250 V8-5.9LYourMechanic Price$182.44Shop/Dealer Price$224.57 - $311.54
Brake Pads - Front Replacement for 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix V6-3.8L TurboYourMechanic Price$158.82Shop/Dealer Price$194.74 - $259.82
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Brake Pad Replacement Service & Cost

What are the Brake Pads all about?

Depending on your car’s brake system, it may use between 4 to 8 brake pads. When you step on the brake pedal, the master cylinder sends fluid under pressure to the brake calipers (which hold the brake pads). The caliper presses the brake pad against the brake rotor, causing friction that slows down the car. During normal usage of the brakes, brake pads wear out and become thinner. If the thickness of brake pads is less than 3mm, it is time to change the pads. Depending on where you drive (city driving tends to wear pads out quicker) brake pads usually last between 30,000 to 35,000 miles.

Some vehicles (e.g., BMWs) are equipped with a low-pad-warning system. In these vehicles, you will also need to replace the brake sensors as part of the brake pad service.

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Keep in mind:

Brake pads are replaced in pairs during a brake service. This means if you choose front brake pads, both front wheels should get new brake pads. The same situation applies for rear wheels.

How it's done:

  • Inspect brake pads.
  • Install new pads if thickness is less than 3mm.
  • Inspect: rotors, calipers, hoses, and brake fluid condition.
  • Perform a basic safety inspection.
  • Test drive the vehicle.

Our recommendation:

Your mechanic should measure the thickness of brake pads every 12 to 15 months. Get your brake system inspected if the brake-warning light is on.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Brake Pads?

  • Grinding, squealing or screeching noise when you apply brakes.
  • Brake pedal is lower than normal.
  • Brake or low-pad warning light is on.
  • Vibration in the steering wheel.

How important is this service?

Regular maintenance and replacement of your brake pads is a very important safety measure. If you drive your vehicle with worn-down brake pads, braking distances increase, you risk damage to the brake rotors (which are more expensive than brake pads), and most importantly, you put yourself and others at risk. Brake repair should be completed if the brake pads are less than 3mm thick to ensure safe operation of your car.

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Shaun
16 years of experience
On time and job was done in a short time.
2011 HONDA PILOT - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (REAR)
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Andrew
6 years of experience
Andrew let us know when he was coming, called when he was a few minutes away from our home, and arrived exactly when he said he would. He was friendly and very competent. Changed the brakes and rotors in about an hour. We were impressed with Andrew, love being able to have someone come to us to repair our car, the price was excellent, not a penny more than what we were told. We will definitely use Yourmechanic the next time the need arises and recommend them to friends and family.
2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
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Fred
12 years of experience
Fred should have test driven the vehicle more. The Emissions Shop warning light came on the first time I drove the car. The Other Inspection service was to ensure a good connection on glow plug 4 since the computer read out said it wasn't getting a consistent ground. Fred also did not arrive with the valve cover gasket or a spate glow plug wire. Now another YourMechanic is going to need to revisit the car, rip apart the engine to get to the glow plugs and install a new ~$15 cable. All could likely have been averted.
2005 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (REAR)
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Luis
14 years of experience
On time with a great attitude. Thanks Luis
2014 SCION XD - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
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ServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
Brake Pads - Rear Replacement for 1992 Chevrolet C1500 V8-7.4LYourMechanic Price$208.54Shop/Dealer Price$253.52 - $310.06
Brake Pads - Front Replacement for 2010 Honda Pilot V6-3.5LYourMechanic Price$141.64Shop/Dealer Price$174.14 - $238.81
Brake Pads - Rear Replacement for 2005 Mazda 3 L4-2.0LYourMechanic Price$137.82Shop/Dealer Price$169.32 - $231.09
Brake Pads - Front Replacement for 2009 Saab 9-7x V8-5.3LYourMechanic Price$163.81Shop/Dealer Price$200.94 - $269.75
Brake Pads - Rear Replacement for 1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas L6-4.0LYourMechanic Price$128.18Shop/Dealer Price$179.05 - $249.93
Brake Pads - Front Replacement for 1997 Ford Escort L4-2.0LYourMechanic Price$156.21Shop/Dealer Price$191.38 - $254.43
Brake Pads - Front Replacement for 1987 Dodge D250 V8-5.9LYourMechanic Price$182.44Shop/Dealer Price$224.57 - $311.54
Brake Pads - Front Replacement for 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix V6-3.8L TurboYourMechanic Price$158.82Shop/Dealer Price$194.74 - $259.82
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