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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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David

14 years of experience
588 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Did a great job for my cayenne brake
David was very courteous and finished the work on my car quickly.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
697 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Very satisfied with the service. Rigoberto was was professional, courteous and did a great job explaining to me what was repaired and potential things to that may need service in the near future. Strongly recommend using Rigoberto.
Quick polite and knowledgeable

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Did an awesome job

Chris

20 years of experience
1580 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris worked well and efficient without hassel and with ease. Id recommend him as a timely and effective car mechanic.

Manuel

30 years of experience
269 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Manuel showed up on time , very polite and professional. He gave me a diagnostics of the issues which weren’t immediate but was good to know . Thank you so much for coming out !! Highly recommend Manuel and your mechanic.

Joe

41 years of experience
694 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
This is my second time using Joe and he was very friendly and knowledgeable, just like last time. I will definitely use him again!

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience
I had such a great experience! David was honest, kind and genuine. He fixed my car very quickly and helped save me time and money. I have already recommended him and I will continue to use David's and Your Mechanic services. Thank you!

Nicholas

9 years of experience
302 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Nicholas was on time, did a great job, and finished on time! I asked his opinion about a couple and he gave me a straight up answer that I appreciated! What else could you ask for, an honest mechanic!

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
I am beyond satisfied with Jose. His communication and professionalism are stellar. My appointment was for front brake pads, but, upon inspection, he found that my car needed rotors as well, they looked pretty bad. Even though he had to go back out to pick up the parts, he managed to take care of another appointment and get back to me in a timely manner. Jose is very proficient at his craft and I will definitely book him again. Thanks again Jose! ☺

Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
First time I used a mobile service. Abdul was on time and I actually got a text letting me know when he was on the way and I could see online where his location was as he was traveling. He replaced the brake pads on my Honda in the front and also gave an inspection of the overall state of the car with recommendations as he saw fit. I got a link to a report that was done and I could see which items might need to be addressed on the car -- a very helpful way to not only track issues but to have a record of what was done or should be done on the car. I will definitely be calling him back to do the back brakes in a couple months.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Westminster?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Volvo S80 $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2004 Pontiac Montana $175 $55.19 $119.98 19% $216.44
2014 Volkswagen Golf $190 $93.86 $95.98 14% $222.86
2015 BMW 760Li $397 $301.39 $95.98 7% $430.39
2005 Acura TSX $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2011 Audi S6 $188 $107.54 $79.99 12% $215.04

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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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