Ask anyone meddling in the mechanical realm and they’ll tell you that the brakes are one of the most important systems on your car. A bad set of pads and rotors can spell disaster on the street, but that’s not the only environment where brakes matter. Want to go faster on the track? A good set of brakes — coupled with the right tires — is the first step to shaving down seconds.
You might think that one of the most important systems of your car would be hideously complex, but it’s really not. With a handful of common tools, a cold beverage and a few of your favorite expletives, you’ll be back out there terrorizing the streets with a new set of stoppers for hundreds less than what a shop would charge you. Today we’ll be taking you through the whole process, using Chris’s 2007 Infiniti G35, and showing you what tools you need to change your own brakes.