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Rodney

34 years of experience
380 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Great! Professional and knowledgeable, just what you need in a mechanic.
Super fast! Super polite! Thanks

Brian

16 years of experience
74 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
Awesome!
Excellence in service matched by magnificent skill!

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
This is my first time using yourmechanic,but my experience with them is excellent.Not only about the price but also my machenician Choeuns, he is nice and on time especially go over and beyond to help.During an inspection, he found that my car was missing lug nut on the wheel with I never pay attention, he called and tried to find the nearest store to sell it.Then he went with me to buy this and put it in evethough my service is only replace a front brake.He cares about your safety.I would recomend him to all my friends.Now I know I have a good hand on my car whenever I need it. Thanks Choeuns
Great!! Very expert, helpful and honest. Highly recommend.

Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris did great work and was quite patient under some less than ideal circumstances on a very busy day for me at the office. I would definitely recommend and hope to have him work on my car again.
I must say I was very impressed with the way Chris mastered the process in performing his work. 1. Called before arriving 2. Arrived 15 minutes early. 3. Greeted me with professional attitude. 4. Confirmed job to be done. 5. Had parts and tools ready to go. 6. Super organized and clean with parts/tools. Excellent time management. 7. Covered everything by reviewing and discussing work done. 8. Got this customer and more with tons of referral to follow. ‘Great Master Mechanic” Highly recommend!

Mahdi

8 years of experience
94 reviews
Mahdi
8 years of experience
Great timely, professional job. In and out, very convenient.
This is the second time seeing Mahdi. He always shows up on time and prepared. The service did uncover an additional problem and he was able to get parts and schedule service for the very next day.

Paul

27 years of experience
17 reviews
Paul
27 years of experience
Paul was on time and handled the job very efficiently. Very professional and personable. Thank you.

Chris

14 years of experience
404 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Worked really fast and good

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Professional and informative.

Oscar

22 years of experience
72 reviews
Oscar
22 years of experience
Every thing went real smooth. Oscar was right on time and was great. Couldn't ask for a nicer guy.

Berchel

16 years of experience
89 reviews
Berchel
16 years of experience
Berchel was friendly, honest, and fast. I'd recommend him and would definitely use him again.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Stockton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Nissan Quest $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2009 Hyundai Tucson $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2008 Hyundai Entourage $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $179 $91.35 $87.98 14% $209.60
2008 Lexus RX400h $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 BMW M3 $243 $155.37 $87.98 11% $273.62

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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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