• Audi A6: Front Brake Pad Replacement

    Changing the front brake pads on the Audi A6 Savant is a relatively straight forward task to complete. The brakes are one of the areas where Audi appear to have taken the wise decision not to over-complicate things too much.

    This documentation applies to the 2000 model, but the steps should be similar for others too

  • Saab 9-3: Front Brake Pads and Disc Replacement

    Replacing the front brake rotors and pads on a Saab 9-3 is pretty straight forward (in fact, it's almost identical - down to the caliper springs, to the process of doing the same on a Volvo S60).

    Before you begin, you'll need to have made sure you've ordered the correct size of replacement disc for your car. If you're not sure what size discs you require, see my guide on how to ascertain brake disc sizes.

    This documentation will walk you through the process of replacing pads and discs on your Saab 9-3. The car I've used in this documentation is a UK 2010 model, but the process should be more or less the same across the years (the caliper spring does differ in shape on earlier models though).

    The process is simple, however, these are your brakes - if you don't feel entirely confident then either get a garage to do it, or get someone who is confident to help/supervise.

  • Saab 9-3: Reading Brake Replacement Codes

    Just like many other models, the Saab 9-3 had a variety of possible disk rotor sizes. You'll need to know the correct size to order when replacing discs.

    One option is to jack the car up, remove the wheel and measure, but on models newer than 2006, there's a much easier way.

    This documentation details how to decode the VIN plate in order to identify brake disk and caliper sizes on Saab 9-3's.