How to Replace Your Car's Brake Pads

2012 May 01
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Car and Driver Magazine
How to Replace Your Car's Brake Pads

Replace your brake pads with the Saturday Mechanic, Ben Wojdyla. Learn how to do it yourself with his step-by-step car repairs and upgrades. Say so long to squealing, worn-out brakes. Associate auto editor Ben Wojdyla puts a VW Rabbit up on the lift at Pop Mech's Detroit garage to show you step-by-step how to: * Remove calipers * Retract pistons * Inspect and install rotors and pads * Remove excess fluid from the reservoir. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/subscribecaranddriver Follow Popular Mechanics associate auto editor Ben Wojdyla as he leads viewers, step by step, through repairs and upgrades on the Saturday Mechanic show. Got car questions? Email Ben, and he may answer them on the air. Connect with Ben Wojdyla: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/ben.wojdyla Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Ben_Wojdyla Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bwojdyla Connect to Car and Driver: Twitter: http://bit.ly/tweetcaranddriver Facebook: http://on.fb.me/facebookcaranddriver Extra links: Lang Caliper spreader: http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/products/7-handy-new-shop-tools-from-sema-2011#slide-7 Each week, the Car and Driver YouTube Channel will launch episodes of The Full Hoon, Driver Rehab, Battle of the Beaters, Car and Driver: Tested, Popular Mechanics Saturday Mechanic, and Road & Track Presents.