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Tips On How To Replace Your Brake Pads

By Blake Jacobs

It gives you some sort of rush when driving at the speeds of over 80 miles per hour on the freeway. In some cases it gives you that certain need of pushing that pedal to the metal but have you imagined that if there is a necessity for you to stop, would you be able to do this when you reach for that brake pedal? That is a very important factor that you should always consider when you unveil the speed devil inside you. That’s why it is always crucial to check out your brakes specifically your brake pads.

Brake pads are one of those fundamental components of your braking system that is exposed the most to wear and tear. As a result of that, the pads should be maintained in tip top condition which can be done by frequent check up and replacement. Now, these are a couple of points on how you can change them yourself in addition to a listing of the tools that you might need in this activity. A jack, a socket wrench fit for the nuts of your tire, jack stand, C-clamp, torque wrench (optional), and lastly a good set of new brake pads.

With the use of your socket wrench gradually remove the lug nuts of your tire but tend not to completely remove them. Pick up your jack and place it on the sturdy part beneath your vehicle. Typically it is located below the step board of your automobile. After that, elevate your ride high enough so that the jack stand would be able to take the place of your jack in supporting your vehicle while you are replacing your brake pad. Use the jack stand to replace the use of your auto’s jack in holding up your vehicle. You can now completely loosen the lug nuts and remove your tire. Now that the tire has been taken off, the brake caliper which holds the brake pads in place is thoroughly exposed and all set to go. So next, take away one of the bolts that hold your brake pads into the caliper. After removing a bolt, you can now move the caliper to free those pair of brake pads. Get rid of the good old pair of brake pads and then place the new ones in but just before doing that you need to push the caliper piston once again by using your C-clamp so the new brake pads would fit. Each side of your tire works by using a pair of brake pads that would only go with one side so be assured that you can’t ever go wrong in choosing the perfect side for them. If by any chance you feel unsure on replacing the brake pads on your own, you can always drive your vehicle to any Denver Auto Repair center and let their mechanics deal with it for you.

Soon after placing the new parts in, fit the bolt back in your caliper. Using your torque wrench tighten up the bolts according to your manufacturer’s specification. This can be seen on your car’s instruction manual. Get your car jack and make use of it to replace the use of the jack stand in supporting your automobile. When the car jack is securely placed, you can now slowly and gradually lower your vehicle until the tires are completely touching the floor. Take off your car jack and be sure that all the lug nuts of your tires are screwed in firmly. The same process applies to the remaining brake pads.

So now that you have learned the way to change your vehicle’s brake pads, bringing your car to a repair shop simply to change your brake pads is already a thing of the past.

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Jacobs, Blake "Tips On How To Replace Your Brake Pads." Tips On How To Replace Your Brake Pads. 23 Jun. 2010. uberarticles.com. 12 Sep 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/automotive/tips-on-how-to-replace-your-brake-pads/>.

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Jacobs, B (2010, June 23). Tips On How To Replace Your Brake Pads. Retrieved September 12, 2014, from http://uberarticles.com/automotive/tips-on-how-to-replace-your-brake-pads/

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