Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Sunnyvale.

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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

9,468

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Chris

Chris

12 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
12 years of experience
Got the job done an hour before the estimated time and answered all my questions.
Chris was great! Communicated well, showed up early and got right to work. It was quick and easy and my brakes don't squeak anymore! Great work.
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Ive used Chris to repair my truck twice so far, and he is a top notch/elite mechanic. Chris is punctual or early to his appointments and is honest and truthful with his assessments. I highly recommend Chris!
Great!
Hector

Hector

11 years of experience
59 reviews
Hector
11 years of experience
Hector was amazing. He arrived on time and ready to work. He’s was a complete professional, he explained his work, showed me the parts he worked on and gave me his contact info if I had any further questions. Hector rocks! Five ⭐️‘S for that guy!
Patrick

Patrick

29 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
Patrick arrived on time with everything he needed to tackle the job. He was polite, personable, very knowledgeable, and was conscious of keeping my garage floor clean. We chatted the whole time he was working and he didn't mind answering any questions i had concerning the work. This was my first time using this service and I won't hesitate to book Patrick for more work in the near future. I will definitely highly recommend to all friends and family.
Jason

Jason

14 years of experience
427 reviews
Jason
14 years of experience
Jason did a great job communicating what he was doing with my vehicle and showing me how to do the simple maintenance if I wanted to do it on my own as well. Something simple as changing my brake pads seemed like a foreign language and Jason guided me through the process while he performed the job. He even took the time to diagnose another issue I had with the vehicle that was not on the original work order and gave suggestion on how to fix the issue. Needless to say, I will be recommending him to friends and family members that are in his service area.
Honorio

Honorio

16 years of experience
658 reviews
Honorio
16 years of experience
Honorio did a very excellent job on my repair. I would definitely recommend him and I would definitely use YourMechanic again!!
Clarissa

Clarissa

24 years of experience
108 reviews
Clarissa
24 years of experience
She was on time to start with and did a complete check on the prior to proceeding with the repair. She was spot on with the tools and mechanisms. One could easily tell she's an expert at what she does. The repairs were done in an hour as opposed to the suggested hour and half. She took time to explain the working, principle and anticipated changes in the way the car handled. In short Clarissa is fantastic and highly recommended.
Shaun

Shaun

7 years of experience
428 reviews
Shaun
7 years of experience
Nice guy, did the job . Thank Shaun
Robert

Robert

15 years of experience
68 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
Great! Fast and Friendly
Richard

Richard

18 years of experience
86 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
I will diffently use him again.


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
2004 Saturn Ion $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2012 Volvo S60 $172 $68.50 $103.98 17% $208.25
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2010 Lexus GX460 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2013 Lincoln MKZ $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2009 Audi S5 $237 $156.92 $79.99 10% $264.42

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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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