brake workOn this, our 3rd and final post on behalf of your Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealership in Ontario, we will look closer at the steps involved with changing out your own brake pads on your new or used Buick Cars.  The first step is to remove the wheel, this should be self-explanatory and will then give you access to the brake assembly and can safely reach under the car.  Next, you will need to remove the slider bold on your Buick Car in Thunder Bay.  You will need to find the two slider bolts (sometimes called “pins”) that hold the caliper in place. It is usually only necessary to remove the lower bolt and it can be long but once it is fully loosened, it will slide out rather easily, according to our research on behalf of your Buick Car Dealership in Thunder Bay Canada.

Moving on, you will need to check out how the Buick Car in Thunder Bay will have a caliper that will pivot up once the bottom bolt is removed.  Do not disconnect any hydraulic lines, as they should flex in order to allow for this pivot.  If you need to remove one, then something has gone wrong in your Buick Car Service work at this point.

This is the point with which you can easily and best inspect your brake pads on your Buick Cars in Thunder Bay ON.  “At this point, it is very easy to inspect the thickness of the brake pads to confirm that they need to be changed. Most brake pads have metal wear indicators, which are small metal tabs that squeak when they contact the rotors. Even if these are not yet touching, the pads are worn out if the friction material is 1/8th of an inch thick or less at any point.”  Moving on from this point in the Buick Car Service, you will begin the process of removal and replacement, to be covered in another post soon on behalf of your Thunder Bay Buick Car Service team in Ontario.