How to Replace Brake Pads and Rotors

For the aspiring shade tree mechanic, turning wrenches anywhere near brakes can be scary. But really, vehicle brake systems are actually quite simple, and replacing your own brake pads and rotors can save you hundreds of dollars in labor costs alone.

One of our favorite YouTubers, Chris Fix, walks us through the process in this super-simple, 15-minute step-by-step video guide on replacing your own brake pads and rotors.

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Forty-something years later, Michael still doesn't' know what he wants to do if he grows up. Raised around cars and trained in diesel mechanics, Michael has owned a successful detail shop, developed and sold software, led a K-9 SAR team, ridden the dot-com wave as a marketing & PR executive, led digital strategy teams at both large and small agencies, and now this. He digs Jeeps, off-road racing, football, photography, writing, making EDM, cranking metal, PC gaming, and a plethora of other contradictory things.

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