How to Change Brake Pads

How to Change Brake Pads

How to Change Brake Pads

Your BMW features a long list of moving and non-moving components, and each component serves an essential purpose. Your brakes rank in the top three most vital parts of your vehicle. After you've driven around the beautiful roads of Alberta, your brake pads and rotors may become worn. As a wearable item, this is entirely normal, but you should replace them as soon as possible.

The process of replacing brakes does require a little automotive know-how and tools but can be down in your garage or driveway if need be. The experts at Edmonton BMW are here to show you how it's done. Below you will find the basic steps to change your brake pads, but if you require our trained technicians to perform the repair, you can always schedule an appointment.

How to Change Your Brakes in 5 Steps

We know this will be exciting, but first things first, you will need the right tools and maybe a friend to lend a hand. The following tools are required:

  1. Jack Stands
  2. Brake Took
  3. New Brake Pads
  4. Brake Grease
  5. Socket Wrench
  6. Tire Iron
  7. Floor Jack

Step 1: Jack Up Your BMW

You will need to remove the wheel to give yourself access to the brake components. This can only be done with a floor jack. Make sure to lift your BMW at its lift points which are clearly marked, otherwise you may cause damage.

Step 2: Remove Used Brake Pads

Once the tires are removed, you will have full access to the calipers which house the pads. Use a socket wrench to remove the calipers, hang them with a clamp and proceed to remove the pads.

Step 3: Install New Pads

Before installing the new pads, make sure to grease the sliding pins, the back of the pads, but be careful not to get it on the front of the pads. Slide the new pads into place.

Step 4: Install the Calipers

Line of the calipers and slide in the bolds tighten them and make sure they are snug.

Step 5: Go for a Test Drive

Make sure to take the vehicle out for a test drive and do not apply the brakes harder than you have to. Work them in.

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