Your safety while driving depends on several factors but regarding brakes it all depends on equipment: saving few bucks on brake pads isn’t worth!
There’s no need to go to the mechanic to replace your brake pads, you can easily do it yourself.
If it’s the first time you do it allow it some hours, it’s not difficult but it will require some time if you’re not experienced.
Attention: after driving the car brake pads and brake discs are hot.
Avoid any possible risk working in a safe area.
- Make sure your car will not move at all, set the handbrake and park in a plain area.
- Loosen the lug nuts before jacking the car up.
- Jack the car up