Replacing front brake pads is easy to do at home, provided you have the necessary tools to complete the job. You need a large C-clamp, a complete ratchet set, a torque wrench, a car jack and sturdy jack stands.
Begin the brake job by jacking the car up on a flat surface. Place jack stands along the frame of the car. Next, remove the tire. Loosen the bleeder screw on the back of the caliper. Use the C-clamp to squeeze the caliper loose. Next, take out the old pads. They should pop out either by hand or with a flat-head screwdriver. Set in the new pads. Then, put the assembly back together. Be sure that the bolts are tightened to the torque specifications according to the user manual. Have a partner help bleed the brakes. Finally, replace the tire, and bring the car back to the surface.