Following oil and tires, brakes are one of the most important wear items on a car. If you’re not tracking your ride, you won’t have to swap out your brakes often, but knowing how is a valuable skill that any enthusiast should have. This simple explainer video is here to show us exactly what it takes.
Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained put together a short walkthrough video going over the process of changing out pads and rotors on his Honda S2000. The S2000 uses disc brakes all around, so if you’re wondering how to overhaul drum brakes, take a look here instead.
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Swapping out pads and rotors is a fairly straightforward procedure, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Having a torque wrench is vital for keeping everything tightened down properly, and making sure not to hang calipers by the fluid line will prevent any line damage.
But those are only a couple of things worth noting. Watch for yourself and learn exactly how to refresh your braking system.
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