Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in Westwood.

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Alex

13 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
13 years of experience
He did just fine
New rear brake pads installed - Alex as early (after calling to confirm it was okay) and quickly installed the pads with no fuss. He reported on what else he'd seen and actually cleaned some gunk off of one of my tires. I've run now about 30 miles on the new pads and all is well. Just what I needed - fast and efficient, no fuss and not having to drive to/from a shop and waiting. Great stuff.

Antonios

16 years of experience
46 reviews
Antonios
16 years of experience
Very professional, does not try to make you buy what you don't need. Friendly and transparent. The experience was great, everything done at home and at a price you cannot beat.

Mark

39 years of experience
10 reviews
Mark
39 years of experience
Mark was great! He arrived early and was both professional and personable. He was extremely easy to talk to, and though my general questions kept him there an extra 10–15 minutes, he didn't seem to mind. One of my rotors was close to needing replacement, but he didn't pressure me — he explained that my brakes would work fine but the pads would wear out faster, which I was fine with.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Great service. Pardeep was right on time, proficient in his work, and very courteous. I would happily recommend him for any automobile, and plan to use this Your Mechanic service in future as well.

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Steven was great and very trustworthy. I will call again and only ask for Steven.

Nelson

24 years of experience
163 reviews
Nelson
24 years of experience
Nelson was great! Prompt, courteous, and efficient. My car was finished faster than expected and he did a great job. I'll definitely be booking him again soon.

Michael

19 years of experience
79 reviews
Michael
19 years of experience
I appreciate Mike professionalism and recommendations, he did an awesome job.

Miguel

33 years of experience
233 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
I know mechanics and I know what to look for in a knowledgeable and prepared person. I am very pleased with your service and your "super" Mechanic Miguel. I was also pleased that he took the time to get to know me and took the time to listen to my peculiar requests. I'm impressed! And will start taking all my cars to "Your Mechanic" thanks to Miguel. Great job and super Service - Congrats! I'll be back!

Carlos

10 years of experience
77 reviews
Carlos
10 years of experience
I couldn't have found a better guy to do the job. He's a pro knows what he's doing I will use him from hear on out for all my work. Thank you Carlos.

Roberto

12 years of experience
4 reviews
Roberto
12 years of experience
Good job, quick and on time appointment, kind.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in Westwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Volvo S80 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 $151 $55.19 $95.98 17% $184.19
2009 Nissan Frontier $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2004 Audi A6 $175 $55.19 $119.98 19% $216.44
2013 Lexus ES300h $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2006 Porsche Cayman $586 $506.08 $79.99 4% $613.58

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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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