If you’re looking to save some money on garage expenses, you may have considered replacing the front brakes yourself. In this video, you’ll get to learn that process step by step. According to Bridgestone Tires, you should replace your brake pads after 30,000 to 35,000 miles if you drive in an urban setting.
The tools needed to replace brake pads include a vehicle jack, torque wrench, stands, socket set, caliper compressor, and silicone paste/grease. When choosing your brake pads, choose one that can perform capably in all weather conditions. Other considerations include the pad and rotor lifetime, dust repellence, friction response to temperature, noise plus vibration levels, and maximum operating temperature. Ensure you purchase brake pads from a trusted name brand that offers both a warranty and certifications. Lastly, brakes are essential safety equipment. If you are concerned about not being able to do the job properly, getting a mechanic to do it is for the best.