Newer cars require more and more service, on the other hand, there are some more or less fundamental ones. Today, we will look into a service act that is essential to ensure your security at the wheel of your car. Indeed, we are going to demonstrate to you how to replace the brake pads of your car in a Lexus GS? For this, in a 1st step, we are going to find out why it is fundamental to swap the brake pads of your car, in a second step, we are going to find out what is the process to swap the brake pads of your Lexus GS, and to conclude, what is the price of this part.


For what reason changing the brake pads from my Lexus GS?

Before we find out how to replace the brake pads of your car, we will begin our content by detailing you what the job of the brake pads is, and when they should be replaced.

Purpose of the brake pads on Lexus GS

The brake pads on an automobile have a fundamental function in the proper handling of your Lexus GS. Indeed, they are the ones that will ensure braking efficacy. They are a form of pairs of metal pads that will pinch the brake discs when you press the brake pedal to slow down and stop your Lexus GS. These parts are wearing parts and consist of a lining that will wear with time and use, hence the interest of replacing them occasionally to keep ideal braking.

When to replace the brake pads of your Lexus GS?

And right now we will demonstrate to you how to know if you need to replace the brake pads of your Lexus GS. Take notice that depending on the use you have of your car (city or highway for example), the wear of your brake pads will not be the same at all. Indeed, if you use your brakes frequently, their lifetime will surely be reduced. We consider that, in most cases, the brake pads of a automobile have a lifespan of about 10,000 to 30,000 kilometres. On the other hand, there are specific symptoms that should inform you to the wear of your car’s brake pads:

  • A squeaking sound.
  • Longer braking distance.
  • Brake pedal vibration: If this is your case, but your brake pads are in good condition, read our content on brake vibration on Lexus GS, to discover the cause of your trouble.
  • A brake pedal that’s too hard or too soft…

If you have any of these signals, do not hesitate to examine the state of your brake pads yourself, either by getting rid of the front wheels and verifying their state, or by going directly to a garage.

How to replace the brake pads of my Lexus GS?

We will now move on to the part you are most interested in, how to swap the brake pads from your Lexus GS?. Below we will explain the guidelines to follow to replace the brake pads of your car accurately:

  • Buy brake pads adapted to your Lexus GS, to do this use your car registration to be sure of suitability with your automobile when ordering on a specialized website or in a shop.
  • Put your car on stands (being cautious to lock the handbrake and engage a gear and unlock the bolts of the wheels you want to act on before you lift the car).
  • Take out the wheels in question.
  • Before getting rid of the clamp from your calipers, think about using a flat screwdriver to lever between the pad and the disc to totally push the piston of your calipers, otherwise you will not be able to put the new brake pads.
  • Ordinarily, thanks to a big Torx tip, you’ll have 2 screws to remove to be able to swap the brake pads of your car and thus be able to remove the brake calipers from it.
  • Once you take away the clamp from your calipers, you will be able to serenely take away the two old pads and replace them with the brand-new brake pads.
  • Make sure that they are in the appropriate position before you re-install the brake calipers on your Lexus GS.
  • Don’t forget to finish locking your wheels on the ground, otherwise your transmission will be damaged.
  • To finish, take into account that brake pads require a running-in period of 500 to 1000km, so you will have to drive very conscientiously the first 100km and take care until you reach 500km.

That’s it, now you know how to swap the brake pads on your car.

What is the price of brake pads for an Lexus GS?

Finally, last part of our content on the procedure to swap the brake pads of your Lexus GS. It’s just to give you an idea of the price of the brake pads of your car. Depending on the finish of your car (sport or not), the pads will be different and therefore the price will also change, on the other hand, usually it will take between 20 and 40 € for a set of 4 brake pads at a specialized online site like Oscaro, you can find here their entire offer of brake pads for your car. The benefit of this type of site is the choice, the price and the after-sales service you get. Finally, if you go to a mechanic or specialized shops you should be able to get the set of pads between 30 and 60€.

If you have any further questions about the Lexus GS, do not hesitate to consult our Lexus GS category.