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Changing Brake Discs yourself–manuals and video tutorials

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Changing Brake Discs: video tutorials

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  • rear and front Brake discs and rotors replacement diy - online video
    How to replace rear brake discs and Handbrake Shoes on MERCEDES-BENZ E W124 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Installation Brake rotors kit yourself video instruction on VW GOLF
    How to replace rear brake discs and brake pads VW GOLF 5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How and when to replace Brake rotors front and rear BMW 3 (E46): video tutorial
    How to change a rear brake discs on BMW 3 E46 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake discs on OPEL VECTRA C TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Tips for changing Brake rotors set TOYOTA
    How to replace the rear brake discs on TOYOTA PRIUS 2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to solve the problem with TOYOTA front and rear Brake disc set: video guide
    How to change a rear brake discs on TOYOTA COROLLA VERSO 2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • rear and front Brake discs and rotors replacement diy - online video
    How to replace front brake discs and front brake pads set on SUZUKI SWIFT 3 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • Installation Brake rotors kit yourself video instruction on OPEL ASTRA
    How to replace rear brake discs on OPEL ASTRA H TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How and when to replace Brake rotors front and rear VW GOLF V (1K1): video tutorial
    How to change a front brake discs on VW GOLF 5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Remove front and rear online instructions
    How to replace rear brake discs and rear brake pads on VW TOURAN 1T1, 1T2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Tips for changing Brake rotors set TOYOTA
    How to replace rear brake discs on TOYOTA AURIS 1 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to solve the problem with MERCEDES-BENZ front and rear Brake disc set: video guide
    How to replace front brake discs and brake pads MERCEDES-BENZ C W202 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • How to replace rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on MINI COOPER 1 (R50, R53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
    How to replace rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on MINI COOPER 1 (R50, R53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • How to replace rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
    How to replace rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • How to replace front brake discs / front brake rotors on VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
    How to replace front brake discs / front brake rotors on VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • How to replace rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on RENAULT MEGANE 2 (LM) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
    How to replace rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on RENAULT MEGANE 2 (LM) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Frequently asked questions about replacing brake discs

When should brake discs be replaced?

The service life of the front brake discs is on average 50,000–70,000 km, and 70,000–100,000 km for the rear ones. However, sometimes they will need to be changed earlier. New discs need to be installed if they wear down to the minimum thickness specified in the vehicle’s service manual. It is recommended to measure this with a vernier caliper once every 10,000 km. In addition, cracks and chips, uneven wear and warping indicate that the components need to be replaced.

Do I need to replace brake discs and pads together?

When replacing brake discs, it is recommended to install new pads at the same time. The old ones will have developed a wear pattern that corresponds to the old discs. Therefore, using these pads again risks premature wear of the discs and a decrease in braking performance.

Can I only replace one brake disc?

No, you cannot. Brake discs should only be replaced in pairs on an axle. Otherwise, due to a smaller thickness of the old part and, therefore, different lengths of the piston stroke, the brake mechanisms will fail to act simultaneously, which will lead to instability of the vehicle when braking.