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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service in Sunnyvale

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5/5

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Pardeep

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sunnyvale, California
Did quickly, gave headsup about delay due to traffic. Did test drive & required checks to make sure things inline. Answered all my questions promptly
Nissan Versa - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
Pardeep was very helpful. He made sure I knew when I should have my next oil change since I’m bad at remembering. Also he made sure I got a feel for the new brake pads before he left.

Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Mazda 5 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sunnyvale, California
I originally made the appointment to change both rear hub assemblies with the bearings. When Honorio arrived he lifted the car and before performing any work he asked why I wanted to change it, so I let him know that I was hearing a hum that got louder the faster I went. He inspected the Driver side wheel and said that the bearing was okay, then he went to the Passenger side and we can hear that the bearing was bad. What I liked about Honorio is that he took the time to see what I really needed and gave his recommendations. This way we discussed together what to do and decided to change only the Passenger side. Once we decided he went to the app in his phone and changed the Invoice on the fly and saved me time and money. Plus, while he was performing the repair he had all the tools needed and made sure everything was done correctly, he is very Trustworthy and Professional. I am Very Happy !!!
Mercedes-Benz CLA250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
Honorio was great! I had concerns about parts being replaced and we agreed to re-schedule and get the job done properly. The brake job was done it a couple of hours and the car is running great. Service was great, car is running well, and Honorio was a pleasure to work with.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
He exceeds expectations each and every time. It's not the fist time I've had him working on my cars, awesome job, always on time.
BMW M3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Sunnyvale, California
Robert was timely, knowledgeable, and good. He communicates issues clearly and does great work. I would definitely recommend him.

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
My first time experience with YourMechanic was great. Kenny knows his stuff & he is just awesome & quick.
Honda Civic - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
Came early, no problem and called first. Very professional, very honest, and thorough. Originally thought the rear shoes needed replacement turns out the wheel cylniders were leaking, but he had already forecasted that and brought the parts with him. A man of his craft and very fun to talk to about professional sports.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
Whitney is a very knowledgeable mechanic and a very nice person. I would definitely hire him again and will recommend him to my friends and family.
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
I am very satisfied with YourMechanic services. They are responsive, provide correct and cost effective solutions, punctual and performance centric. Just need to book appointment and all that served very efficiently at your doorstep.

Bacle

15 years of experience
60 reviews
Bacle
15 years of experience
Mazda 6 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Sunnyvale, California
This was my first time with YourMechanic and with Bacle. I keep an open mind to new ideas and methods and both YourMechanic and Bacle, came through with flying colors. Bacle also mentioned to me that one aspect of the break part, did not require a change right away and saved me $100 approx. This was most appreciated, since he did not throw any unnecessary services at me. Also liked the convenience of Bacle coming to my work premise and taking care of the car.Good job and I am a customer for life now.
Toyota 4Runner - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Sunnyvale, California
Top notch in all regards. He changed my break pads and rotated my tires quickly and accurately (even though I live near a salt marsh which makes it extra hard to get the rims off). Also on top of that he handled a pretentious / a$$ hole co-worker like a gentleman.

Khoa

18 years of experience
355 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
Khoa works quickly and professionally and is always on time. He called me ahead of time to say he was available early. He came an hour ahead of my scheduled appointment which was much appreciated.

Ruben

21 years of experience
114 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
Acura MDX - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Sunnyvale, California
Had a wonderful experience with Ruben - was on time and went above and beyond the expected service for my car!

Robert

30 years of experience
190 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Buick Electra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
Damn good mechanic. Clearly communicates all issues that even a layman can get it. Courteous and professional!

Trinidad

16 years of experience
8 reviews
Trinidad
16 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
Trinidad was polite and took the time to explain and show me what he was doing on my car as well as answer any of the questions that I asked even if they were different from the job that he was there to do


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Sunnyvale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2006 Honda S2000 $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72
2011 Volvo C30 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2012 Lexus HS250h $176 $96.24 $79.99 13% $203.74
2009 BMW 528i xDrive $193 $89.42 $103.98 15% $229.17
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $202 $106.39 $95.98 14% $235.39

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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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