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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service in Washington

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Damian

Damian

9 years of experience
376 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
He's been a pro every time I've worked with him. He's quick, communicative, and honest- all things I've never been able find at a dealership service center.
Kia Sorento - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
This was my first experience. He was on time and fast! I didn't have my wheel lock. I went to buy one and he came BACK to do the work.
Brian

Brian

20 years of experience
131 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Kia Sorento - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Brian was knowledgeable about the service and let me know what additional services my car would need. I'll definitely work with him again!
Kia Sorento - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Washington, District of Columbia
Friendly guy to chat with! Got the job done quickly and correctly and gave me input on any of my questions.
Kyle

Kyle

9 years of experience
68 reviews
Kyle
9 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
This was my first time using YourMechanic and Kyle was awesome. Very friendly and explained everything to me.
Subaru Impreza - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Kyle is knowledgeable, transparent and honest. I have already recommended him to a friend. Definitely does excellent work.
Dellano

Dellano

16 years of experience
349 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Ford Fusion - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Washington, District of Columbia
Great service again from Dellanos! It was going to rain the day of our appointment and he was ahead of it and called with recommendation to move the appointment up. I made the call to rescheudle for the next day and he was prompt and quick with his service. he was very helpful and answered my questions as I'm still learning about car maintenance and he has been patient and helpful both times. I would highly recommend. He worked on my Ford Fusion and did great work!
Audi A5 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Great to work with Dellano again. Fast, friendly and always goes the extra mile for the customer. Highly recommended.
Tyrone

Tyrone

9 years of experience
421 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Chrysler 300M - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Tyrone was timely and very professional. As he worked, he patiently explained what he was doing, why, and gave me preventative maintenance tips. Awesome
Chevrolet Malibu - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Washington, District of Columbia
Tyrone was very knowledgeable and informed of other issues with my vehicle. I would definitely book him again.
Richard

Richard

9 years of experience
406 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Volkswagen GTI - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Great job! Richard showed up on time, completed the job in a timely manner, and was very professional in very aspect. Will definitively service my car with Richard again.
Volkswagen Tiguan - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Mr. Robinson was very professional, taking time to explain what needed to be replaced and what was still in good condition. As a result of his advice, I was able to save money on the repair. He was on time, worked diligently, and completed the job in the time promised. All in all, an excellent experience.
Eric

Eric

13 years of experience
122 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
Kia Sorento - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Eric was very friendly, prompt and courteous. He came to my work place and did the job quick and well. Would do it again.
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Eric was excellent! On-time, communicative, pleasant and honest with the work that needed to be done. Didn't try to upsell like most mechanics at shops will do.
Jerome

Jerome

14 years of experience
68 reviews
Jerome
14 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Washington, District of Columbia
Jerome was very friendly and efficient. His work was great and time to complete our brakes and rotors was short. Thank you Jerome !
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Jerome was great - I learned he's actually a supervisor with the maintenance team for the local transit agency, so he knows his stuff. We chatted the day before he came to review everything that he was going to do for my car. Throughout the process, Jerome answered my questions, was flexible when my apartment building threw us a couple curveballs on where he could and couldn't work, and he left the place cleaner than when he found it. Jerome did a brake flush, automatic transmission flush, and replaced my brake pads and rotors. The Honda dealership said that I needed a new serpentine belt and some suspension parts; Jerome brought those parts for our appointment, and then showed me the new parts vs the old parts on the car - the parts in question were in fine shape and didn't need to be replaced, so he actually saved me some money. Jerome is friendly and knowledgeable, and I would be glad to work with him again.
Aaron

Aaron

12 years of experience
13 reviews
Aaron
12 years of experience
Toyota Sienna - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Aaron was professional and honest, he ran into a snag that had him be late for our appointment, but stayed in communication with me throughout the delay.
Glenn

Glenn

17 years of experience
38 reviews
Glenn
17 years of experience
GMC Terrain - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Glenn was very professional and communicated everything he was doing and what else needed to be done to the car and how to upkeep it.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Washington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volkswagen Beetle $146 $65.94 $79.99 15% $173.44
2007 GMC Savana 3500 $167 $55.19 $111.98 18% $205.69
2008 Bentley Brooklands $219 $139.05 $79.99 11% $246.55
2011 BMW X3 $264 $168.04 $95.98 11% $297.04
2012 Audi Q5 $193 $113.01 $79.99 12% $220.51
2013 Porsche Cayenne $303 $207.13 $95.98 9% $336.13

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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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