Bosch brake pads
Bosch Brake Pad FAQ
You will need to have a floor jack, torque wrench, Allen key set, wire brush, ratchet and socket set, flathead screwdriver, ruler, piston retraction tool, brake system cleaner, and pliers. The next step will be to put the rear part of your car on jack stands and start unscrewing the wheel lug nuts. Then remove the wheel to get full access to a brake pad. Make sure that your store the unscrewed lug nuts in a proper place, so you will be able to find them when wearing the wheel again. Surely, it is also important to clean the brakes properly using the cleaning aerosol.
After finishing this task, proceed to the stage of removing the caliper. As soon as the brake caliper is in your hands, remove the pads from it and examine the brake disc thoroughly. If you see that the disc does not look reliable, consider replacing it too. Finally, take the new pads and install them in their place in the caliper and reinstall it. You will also want to check the brake fluid and add it if necessary. Put the wheel on the car again and double-check the replacement was successful. Do the same with the opposite brake pad.
The measurement of a brake pad starts with removing the brake pad from its place in a brake caliper. Then it is necessary to take a micrometer in order to have a possibility to measure the brake thickness precisely, as each millimeter matters. Most experts have a common point that the braking pads should be replaced immediately as soon as they have only 3 millimeters of the friction material on either side.
Most drivers will agree that ceramic brake pads are the most reliable ones (e.g. the Bosch brake pad) as they provide flawless stopping power, low brake dust buildup, and silent performance. Meantime, many drivers find ceramic pads to be very expensive, so they tend to install semi-metallic brake pads having excellent stopping power backed up by outstanding heat dissipation properties and unusual durability. Organic materials are constantly improved and can easily get on top soon.
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