How to Change the Front and Rear Pads

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They are one of the wear parts of a car, and our safety depends on them. The revision and change of the brake pads are necessary to circulate safely on the first day of our vehicle. So hurrying them is not the option more advisable since, in case of making an emergency stop, we will not brake effectively. Therefore we recommend its change before the total wear of the pads.

Apart from security, we will also avoid deformities in the disk of use of pills in poor condition. They are not only failures in the ITV but that it is for our safety, and sometimes we take advantage of the pills to the maximum makes us have to change the discs of brake due to irregularities in braking and trembling in the pedal.

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Front Pads Shift

First of all, we start with the front ones: once the wheel removed. After opening the stopper of the brake fluid reservoir, we proceed to compress the brake piston that we will leverage with a tool or screwdriver, after this step we will loosen the caliper, normally they go fastened with two guide screws of which with the one we get. We remove the caliper from the disc so that the pads are left out, and we take them out, looking closely at the system that they are holding because they vary depending on the vehicle. Once put on, we proceed to incorporate the caliper with the compressed piston since if it would not enter us with the new pads. We tighten the guide screws well, and we could place our wheel. You can avoid losses and ensure braking safety.

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Rear Pads Shift

The replacement of the rear is already more complex, depending on the variety of vehicles since we have the built-in handbrake system.

In the first place, we will take out the wheel and observe what system it carries. In our case it would be similar to the front ones, we compress the piston, and we would loosen the guide screws, removing one of them to make a hinge and to be able to remove the tablets. Once the tablets removed, we can see that the piston did not contract in its entirety and that it has notches on its head because it has to turn to be able to compress everything.

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Once this finished, we will put the new pads in place and close the clamp, place the guide screw and tighten both. With everything tight and in place, we will put the wheel and spin, in some cases, we can see that it rubs; that is because the pads have to adapt to the disk.

Before we forget we will close the stopper of the brake fluid reservoir by refilling it if necessary.

We will start the car, and before going for a walk, we will step on the brake pedal several times so that the pads approach the disc. And finally, I do this we will test if our car brakes correctly.

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