Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Need to change brake pads back and front

asked by on

Can do the job by my self but needs good instruction (step-by-step)

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Changing brake pads is a good entry level job for a mechanic, but you can encounter some head scratching details from car to car. Here is an article on changing brake pads, not geared to any one type of car, but addressing some of the common elements. It would be wise to invest in a good manual for your particular type of car to help you with the details. Of course, if you get in too deep and need some help, you can contact YourMechanic to have a technician come to your home and help replace the brake pads for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I was wondering if an alternator in a 2003 Lexus ES300 can go in my 2002 Lexus EX300. The connectors are a little different.

Hello. If the connectors are different, then it is likely that the alternators are different. In some cases, the alternators may mount up similarly but will have different power outputs and capacities. Larger vehicles or vehicles with more accessories may...

Q: Squealing noise at front wheels when slowly accelerating or coasting?

Hello. The sounds you are hearing are likely related to the brakes. There are tabs that are manufactured onto brake pads. These are called wear indicators and they are doing exactly what they are designed to do. When the brake...

Q: Why would a 2007 Hyundai Getz (a 1.4 S model) need its engine mount replaced at 59651 miles?

Motor mounts fail due to separation or tearing of the rubber isolation components and/or failure of the internal hydraulic component if the mount is of the hydraulic type. Premature failure of mounts can occur due to abrupt acceleration, such...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.