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Jose

Jose

14 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Jose is the best mechanic I've found so far. I was told I needed an expensive repair by another shop and Jose not only told me I didn't need it. He explained to me how my truck worked in detail. He could of fixed something I didn't need and made more money..I would of never known ..but he refused to make a profit on my lack of knowledge. .he has earned my bus inessential for as long as he's a mechanic.
Show in professional mechanical operator. Get the job done ,play and spent time to connect car owner questions well. Done. I recommend him very high rank in service. Tuan phan.
Chris

Chris

17 years of experience
309 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
Chris was there right on time and finished early. He provided great work and let me know what was going on every step of the way. I will definitely be contacting him for any issues in the future.
Awesome job very quick knows his stuff.
Russell

Russell

21 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
21 years of experience
RUSSEL WAS AN OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL! HE REALLY IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, AND HE HELPED ME MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS FOR FIXING MY CAR'S BRAKES. I REALLY APPRECIATED HIS GENUINE CARE IN WHAT HE WAS DOING. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE! I WILL USE HIM AGAIN, AND I WILL RECOMMEND YOUR COMPANY AND RUSSELL TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THANKS AGAIN.
Russell was very professional and personable throughout the whole process. I was quite happy with his help and quality of his work. I will definitely be asking for Russell's help for my future car needs! Thank you!
Robert

Robert

22 years of experience
10 reviews
Robert
22 years of experience
Great service
Christopher

Christopher

22 years of experience
74 reviews
Christopher
22 years of experience
Christopher was courteous, knowledgeable, honest and fixed my car quickly Great job!
Kevin

Kevin

30 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
30 years of experience
Your parts pricing is a bit offensive. You are charging about 3x the actual parts price. I understand making some margin on this, but 3x is way too much
William

William

31 years of experience
183 reviews
William
31 years of experience
Very good service fast and friendly.
Kiri

Kiri

17 years of experience
364 reviews
Kiri
17 years of experience
Kiri did a good job with changing my brake pads and rotors.. while test driving it we noticed a slight noise but we came back and he re-checked all the tires and made some adjustments and did a re-test where we had no issues.. service took about 1.5 hours vs the estimated time of 4 hours which was good as well.
Sillia

Sillia

16 years of experience
9 reviews
Sillia
16 years of experience
Sillia was quick and efficient, and showed me pictures of things on my car that needed attention. I felt informed about what needs to be done to my car, and what was done to my car. I will be definitely be coming Sillia again!
James

James

13 years of experience
23 reviews
James
13 years of experience
though he was late he was very honest on the work that is needed and did a great job.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Vancouver?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mercury Mariner $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2011 GMC Yukon $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2015 BMW 328d xDrive $226 $145.85 $79.99 10% $253.35
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $221 $125.46 $95.98 12% $254.46
2005 Chevrolet Corvette $149 $69.22 $79.99 15% $176.72

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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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