Skill Level: 6
Cost: Typically under $25 for each brake pad
Changing brake pads is one of the most common and important maintenance servicing schedules you should adhere to. Worn brakes can get very costly when you allow them to become so thin, they damage other parts of the system. Your stopping ability will be compromised, which not only compromises the safety of your own vehicle, but the safety of others around you. What you will need in tools is a car jack, lug nut wrench, socket set, and a c-clamp. In case your wondering, there is a green option for brake pads, although it may not be available just yet. Check with your local government pages to see if they have a used brake pad recycling program available for disposal of your old.