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?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Need to change brake pads back and front

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: Q: Car shut off during driving

Hello. It sounds like your 2002 Porsche Boxster lost all battery power. This occurs when the alternator fails and causes the battery to die. It is a common issue. The battery must first be checked and then replaced or recharged....

Q: Front brakes grinding after brake pad replacement on a 98 Ford Windstar 3.0L

I have seen where some of the more less expensive semi-metallic brake pads have real rough spots of material in the pad and will make a grinding noise when braking. This is normal for these pads. If noise does not...

Q: Car will not start after replacing battery and alternator

The support bracket is a structural element and therefore must be installed to maintain proper alignment of the alternator. However, as far as its temporary omission being a possible cause of the no start, it has nothing to do with...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...