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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

10,127

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Ricardo

Ricardo

12 years of experience
335 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Happy to have brakes again
Very friendly and knowledgeable mechanic. Will use him in the future with request
Joe

Joe

41 years of experience
687 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great Guy! Great job!!
Joe did a wonderful job! Would definitely recommend him to anyone!
Lucas

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas was punctual, professional & went out of his way to save us money. We didn't post a review right away because we wanted to see how the brakes lasted. We've had zero issues! I'm ready to book Lucas with again in the future!
Rod

Rod

15 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
15 years of experience
I was shopping around for quotes to replace my brakes and it hit me, do I really want to go wait at a car shop for hours while they work on the brakes? I did a google search for mobile mechanic thinking I would find some local mechanics and the first link I found was YourMechanic and they offered instant online quotes. I was blown away by that. So I put in the info and the price was cheaper than anywhere that was quoted AND I could schedule when I wanted to be done without ever having to leave my house. I gave it a shot. #1 - I scheduled for Sunday morning at 8am which is unbelievable that you could get car service that early in the morning on a Sunday. #2 - YourMechanic said to allow an hour for the mechanic to arrive. Rod arrived at 8:05am and got started right away. He looked at the car and asked for the parts and got started right away. I didn't have to wait for car after car to be worked on before a shop finally got to my car #3 He changed the brakes and rotors so quickly. He had all the necessary tools that he needed. It took him about 45 minutes to an hour to actually do the work. #4 After changing the brakes, he test drove the car and noticed something strange. Upon investigation he found out exactly what the problem was and provided me a quote to have it fixed #5 Rod checked all the fluids in the car, checked the cause of the check engine light #6 After Rod was done, I received an email with a report of the service done and PICTURES of everything. WHO DOES THAT??? This report is accessible online and they maintain my service records with them. THIS BY FAR IS THE BEST CAR SERVICE EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD. GREAT PRICE, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT MECHANIC! I would recommend YourMechanic & Rod as their mechanic to anyone!
As an engineer by trade and a performance driving enthusiast, I can tell that Rod had a lot of hands-on experience with cars. Some things can be learned in school, while others need to be experienced first hand. Ron is the kind of guy who does not need to look at the service manual for every step of the job. He knows. Before writing a review, I let Rod work on my car for a couple of "easy" jobs. Now I feel quite confident that I could rely on his knowledge and experience for complex tasks that previously I would have only trusted to Toyota/Lexus certified mechanics.
MICHAEL

MICHAEL

31 years of experience
91 reviews
MICHAEL
31 years of experience
I had the best experience ! Michael was so knowledgeable and super honest.
Chris

Chris

20 years of experience
1543 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
He was awesome! He came early, worked hard and quickly, and didn't up Sell.
Maxwell

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Very good, put things back properly, kind, on time, trustworthy.
Pardeep

Pardeep

19 years of experience
536 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Did quickly, gave headsup about delay due to traffic. Did test drive & required checks to make sure things inline. Answered all my questions promptly
Ross

Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
Would have Ross work on my car again.
Milenko

Milenko

15 years of experience
60 reviews
Milenko
15 years of experience
Very personable and professional!


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Southampton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Honda Accord $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2011 Toyota Highlander $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2007 BMW X5 $221 $140.69 $79.99 11% $248.19
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $189 $108.59 $79.99 12% $216.09
2015 Jaguar F-Type $303 $223.05 $79.99 8% $330.55

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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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