Brake pads need replacing about every 30.000km

but as always, check your owner’s manual for specifics about your model.

If you do a lot of “stop-and-go” driving, you’ll need to replace them more frequently. 

  1. We hoist your car up and rest it securely.
  2. Break the lugs
  3. Remove the wheel.
  4. Remove the brake caliper so that the brake pads slide out through the top. The brake caliper should be at the 12 o’clock position, just above the lug bolts. On the back of the caliper there’s a bolt on both sides. Remove the bolts and set them aside. Hold the caliper from the top and pull upwards. Give it a few taps, making sure not to disturb the brake line. Don’t let the caliper hang from the brake line; find somewhere to set it securely. With the caliper out of the way, the old brake pads should slide right out.
  5. Replace old pads with the new pads, securing them with the same retaining clips that held the old pads in place.  Proceed gently!
  6. Compress the brake piston. Get out the C-clamp and put the end with the screw on it against the piston with the other end on the back of the caliper assembly.
  7. Tighten the clamp until the piston has moved far enough to place the caliper assembly over the new pads.
  8. Re-install the brake caliper reverse the procedure, and then simply put the wheel back on.

Naturally we always double check to make sure, everything is done right

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