Essential steps to follow when replacing brake discs

Replacing brake discs is an important and necessary procedure for the safety of the driver and passengers in a vehicle. Brake discs are essential components of a car’s braking system, which helps to stop it safely and efficiently.

Here are some essential steps to follow when replacing brake discs:

  1. Lift the vehicle on a car lift or jack stands and ensure that it is stable and properly supported.
  2. Remove the wheels and take off the bolts that hold the brake discs onto the car’s axle.
  3. Remove the old brake discs, being careful not to scratch the braking surface. Check the discs for any defects or excessive wear. If the discs have scratches or cracks, they must be replaced.
  4. Clean the braking surface and wheels with a special brake cleaning solution to remove any dust and dirt.
  5. Install the new brake discs and apply a thin layer of lubricant to prevent corrosion and help eliminate friction noises.
  6. Replace the old brake pads with new ones. Check if the pads are suitable for the brake discs and do not have excessive wear or scratches.
  7. Mount the bolts on the brake discs and tighten them properly.
  8. Install the wheels on the car and tighten them with a cross pattern. This will help distribute the pressure evenly on all wheels.
  9. Check the braking system for any fluid leaks or operating issues. Perform a brake test in a safe and open space to ensure that the braking system is functioning properly.

Overall, changing brake discs is a relatively simple procedure and can be performed by an experienced mechanic or by the car owner with some basic tools. It is important to replace brake discs regularly, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, to ensure that your car is in optimal working condition and safe on the road.

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