2002 Acura Tl Type S Brake Pads

How do I know what size brake pads I need?

Read the measurements as Length x Width x Thickness. Note some sets have different size pads in them, in this case both pad sizes will be shown. The Pad Thickness is the total thickness from the flat surface of the Backing Plate to the flat surface of the Friction Material. via

Does it matter what brake pads I use?

No, almost every vehicle model has a different shape of brake pad. The friction materials that are on the pad are different because almost every vehicle has different requirements and performance capabilities. via

Can you put new brake pads on old discs?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions. The answer is YES. For example, the brake discs do not need to be changed if the car is relatively new and there is still a lot of disc life left. They absolutely need to be changed if the discs are unevenly worn or badly scored. via

Can I replace my own brake pads?

If you're comfortable with doing your own car maintenance, you can take on replacing your own brake pads as a DIY project. As with all auto repairs or upgrades, consult your owner's manual for specific instructions or special information before you begin. via

How long does it take to replace brake pads?

If you have experience with basic repair brake pad replacement can be done in 4 hours. Changing front brake pads is simpler than replacing rear disc brakes, and if you have experience doing basic repairs the job will take about 4 hours. via

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