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YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

10,604

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James

28 years of experience
548 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Professional Service
James is very responsable, on time and a friendly person. He did the job in no time. +++AAA. Very happy costumer!

Joseph

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
Joseph is one of the most professional mechanic I have worked with. He did a complete brake service - Pads and Rotors (Front and Rear), brake fluid flush. He was very meticulous in the way he inspected the vehicle and recommended only the service I would need to do at the time. My Honda dealership service advisor said I need a power steering fluid flush service done and said the fluid looked dark brown. I was so glad I did not opt in to do that service at dealership because Joseph inspected and told me I had an electric power steering and there is no hydraulic fluid in the steering. I was so mad at my Honda dealership service advisor for conning me in to paying for something that does not exist. In addition to doing the brake service, Joseph also gave me a detailed explanation of how the parts worked and why they needed to be replaced. I basically left the car with Joseph for around 4 hours and came back to see my car was ready to ride. The brakes are smooth and feel exactly like when I bought the car brand new. It was 100% hassle free experience with him and he earned a lifetime customer. I highly recommend Joseph Russo for all your mechanic requirements.
Very communicative in terms of his work and letting me know what other services the vehicle will soon need. Pleasant persona also.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
My experience with Raul and YourMechanic was overwhelmingly positive. He's super friendly, helpful, and did a great job replacing my brakes. I did have an issue with the front brakes excessively squealing after the first week or so of use, but I sent YourMechanic an email asking if they could address the issue and they did, promptly. Raul came back out to my home, replaced the faulty brake pads, and did it quickly. I highly recommend Raul and YourMechanic.

Eliseo

10 years of experience
235 reviews
Eliseo
10 years of experience
Awesome guy. Very much recommended

Abdul

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Great advice

Frank

6 years of experience
108 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Great guy and great service!

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Xavier was very friendly and so quick to perform the service. Also, great advise on my safety as my front breaks are really bad and need replaced immediately.

MUHAMMAD

11 years of experience
18 reviews
MUHAMMAD
11 years of experience
Great guy, knows what he is doing and does it well!

Peter

41 years of experience
1228 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
I always request Peter. I know he will fix my car correctly.

Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Arrived on-time, completed the job fairly quickly. Explained what was done and what needs to be done in the future. I would definitely recommend Chris' service and would definitely use it again.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in West Columbia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 GMC Yukon XL 2500 $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2010 Kia Soul $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2007 Mazda B2300 $173 $60.53 $111.98 18% $211.03
2012 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $220 $131.59 $87.98 12% $249.84
2008 Mercedes-Benz S600 $228 $148.51 $79.99 10% $256.01
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $210 $81.92 $127.98 17% $253.92

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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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