Brake Pad Replacement at your home or office in York.

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Great all around.
job well done

Clarissa

25 years of experience
152 reviews
Clarissa
25 years of experience
Clarissa arrived on time. She was very personable, knowledgable, answered all questions, & recommended only NEEDED repairs with a designated time frame. I'll definitely use her again & recommend her to my friends/family. A true professional...
She was on time to start with and did a complete check on the prior to proceeding with the repair. She was spot on with the tools and mechanisms. One could easily tell she's an expert at what she does. The repairs were done in an hour as opposed to the suggested hour and half. She took time to explain the working, principle and anticipated changes in the way the car handled. In short Clarissa is fantastic and highly recommended.

William

13 years of experience
10 reviews
William
13 years of experience
Great first experience!

Jose

14 years of experience
291 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Jose did a great job very professional

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
Erick was excellent! Very nice, honest, fair, and told me exactly what I needed to know. He also highlighted a few upcoming things to put on my radar but was by no means pushy. I got quotes so now I know when I am financially ready to make those repairs. He also offered a few inspections free of charge which was very nice. Would recommend him to everyone I know!

David

22 years of experience
22 reviews
David
22 years of experience
Came in, went to work , and got it done in time. Very informative about things that needed yet to done. I will use David again. Thanks.

John

9 years of experience
27 reviews
John
9 years of experience
John was awesome! He did arrive about 15 min late but he called ahead and explained that it was a mix up with the parts. He was very friendly and courteous and had the front brake pads and.rotors, as well as the oil change, done in less than two hours. He even told me about a leak in the oil pan gasket I knew nothing about and didn't do.what some mechanics would and make.it out to be a.dire situation. It needs.to.be fixed but not right away and he told me what to look for as an indication of when to do it. And what's more he was feeling a little under the weather and still did a top notch job!

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was great!

Travis

9 years of experience
88 reviews
Travis
9 years of experience
He was quick, got to the apartment early which was great.

Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien did a great job is getting the repairs I needed done quickly. I had him do a transmission flush, brake fluid flush and replace all the brake pads. If I would've gone to a shop it probably would've taken an extra hour or two for them to finish.


How much does Brake Pad Replacement cost in York?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Nissan Juke $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2004 GMC Sonoma $159 $55.19 $103.98 18% $194.94
2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty $191 $55.19 $135.98 19% $237.94
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $209 $128.65 $79.99 11% $236.15
2015 Infiniti Q70 $135 $55.19 $79.99 16% $162.69
2013 Porsche 911 $676 $579.82 $95.98 4% $708.82

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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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