Tips & Warnings
- Brake dust can cause health issues. Wear a mask and gloves when working on the brake system.
- Do not press the brake pedal while the brake caliper is removed. This can cause injuries or can cause the brake pistons to extend out.
- Do not hang the brake caliper. Instead, use a wire to hang the brake caliper so that the brake hose does not stretch.
- If brake fluid falls on the paint or other parts, wipe it off with a clean cloth or wash it off with water when possible.
Before you drive
- Pump the brakes a few times and test the brakes before getting the car back on the road.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I bleed brakes before or after changing pads?
- No. Bleeding the brakes is not necessary when changing the pads. If you have to replace the brake caliper, you will need to bleed the air.
Should You Replace Brake Rotors And Pads Together?
- It is recommended to replace brake pads and rotors at the same. Not required to replace the rotor unless the rotor has damage or has created an edge( lip) on the outside diameter indicating that it is worn out.