Can you use a disc brake pad spreader?

This OEMTOOLS Disc Brake Pad Spreader is perfect for compressing inner brake pads and resetting pistons for easy pad replacement! Also, this OEMTOOLS Spreader works great in tight areas where C-Clamps cannot!

What is a brake pad spreader used for?

Our disk brake pad spreader can be used as a single and dual caliper piston tool, simply compress your dual pistons evenly, one at a time, to ensure that your caliper pistons are evenly reset before installing the new brake pads.

Are brake pad retaining clips necessary?

These clips can increase fuel economy while eliminating brake noise. These springs/clips can be difficult to install, but they always should be re-installed. This can keep the brakes cooler, reduce noise and extend the life of the pad.

Can I use lithium grease on brake pads?

White lithium is a low-temperature grease that can be used to lubricate drum brake hardware and backing plates, but lacks the heat-resistance for front disc brake applications. So it’s not the best choice for general brake work.

Can you put copper grease on brake pads?

Copper Grease is an excellent conductor of heat and when used on the backside of a brake pad can significantly increase heat transfer. A good quality non-mineral grease should be used on moving parts only and never applied to the back face of a Brake Pad or mounting face of a Brake Disc.

What to use to change disc brake pads?

For installing pads on most domestic and import cars and light trucks. Makes changing pads an easy job. Tool compresses disc brake piston for easy pad installation.

How do you remove rotors from brake pads?

Once the pads are off, remove the rotor. On many vehicles, you’ll need to remove the caliper mounting bracket in order to remove the rotor. The brake caliper bolts to the brake caliper mounting bracket which bolts to the spindle assembly.

Why do you need a brake caliper press?

The calipers in your vehicle are the casing around your brake pads. They house the parts of your brakes that press your pads onto your rotors. Whether you tackle your own maintenance and pad changes or just need a quick fix once in a while, a brake caliper press is handy to have in your tool box.

Can a rear disc brake be put back on?

On some rear disc brakes, the caliper pistons screw in, and require the disc brake pad spreader set to be seated properly. Take the caliper off the bungee cord and put it back on. VERY IMPORTANT – DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN the caliper bolts. This can lead to much bigger problems.