Modern cars require more and more maintenance, however, there are some more or less imperative ones. Today, we will focus on a maintenance process that is needed to ensure your security at the steering wheel of your car. Indeed, we are going to explain to you how to change the brake pads of your car in a Renault Laguna 2? To do so , in a first step, we are going to see why it is imperative to swap the brake pads of your car, in a second part, we are going to see what is the method to swap the brake pads of your Renault Laguna 2, and to finish, what is the price of this part.


For what reason changing the brake pads from my Renault Laguna 2?

Before we see how to change the brake pads of your car, we will commence our content by detailing you what the purpose of the brake pads is, and when they should be replaced.

Function of the brake pads on Renault Laguna 2

The brake pads on an motor vehicle have a fundamental purpose in the proper handling of your Renault Laguna 2. Indeed, they are the ones that will ensure braking performance. They are a sort of pairs of metal pads that will pinch the brake discs when you press the brake pedal to slow down and stop your Renault Laguna 2. These components are consumables and consist of a lining that will wear with time and use, hence the interest of replacing them on a regular basis to keep maximum braking.

When to change the brake pads of your Renault Laguna 2?

And right now we will demonstrate to you how to know if you have to change the brake pads of your Renault Laguna 2. Be aware that based on the employ 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 regularly, their lifetime will obviously be lowered. We consider that, in most cases, the brake pads of a motor vehicle have a service life of about 10,000 to 30,000 kilometres. Nevertheless, there are certain symptoms that should warn 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, browse our content on brake vibration on Renault Laguna 2, to find the source of your trouble.
  • A brake pedal that’s too hard or too soft…

If you have any of these signs, do not be reluctant to verify the state of your brake pads yourself, either by removing the front wheels and checking their state, or by going directly to a workshop.

How to change the brake pads of my Renault Laguna 2?

We will now go forward to the part you are most excited about, how to swap the brake pads from your Renault Laguna 2?. Below we will detail the basic steps to stick to to change the brake pads of your car accurately:

  • Buy brake pads adapted to your Renault Laguna 2, to accomplish this use your car registration to be sure of compatibility with your motor vehicle 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).
  • Remove the wheels in question.
  • Before removing the clamp from your calipers, think about using a flat screwdriver to lever between the pad and the disc to totally retract the piston of your calipers, otherwise you will not be able to put the new brake pads.
  • Generally, 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 take off the brake calipers from it.
  • Once you take out the clamp from your calipers, you will be able to serenely take out the two old pads and replace them with the new brake pads.
  • Ensure that they are in the correct position before you re-install the brake calipers on your Renault Laguna 2.
  • Make sure to end 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 carefully the first 100km and be cautious 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 Renault Laguna 2?

Finally, last part of our content on the procedure to swap the brake pads of your Renault Laguna 2. It’s just to give you an idea of the price of the brake pads of your car. According to the finish of your car (sport or not), the pads will be different and therefore the price will also fluctuate, however, most of the time 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 car center or specialized shops you should be able to get the set of pads between 30 and 60€.

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