So the brake pads, rotors and calipers (rear only) need replacing. I’ve been recommended by the diagnostic shop to stick with OEM parts for all of them and avoid after market parts as they have a far shorter lifespan. Does anyone have experience that either supports or counters this recommendation?
As far as the actual repair is concerned, I wanted to know if anyone had any tips of important points to make sure I don’t miss while doing the repair. I plan to research this a bit and watch a couple DIY videos. But as it’s my first go at this and I’m treading unfamiliar territory, I want to cover all bases. I was also thinking of having the brakes looked over after the job is done just to be sure, it’s brakes after all and a critical error on my part could have awful consequences.
Edit: I forgot to mention that this vehicle is mostly used for local driving only. On rare occasions it will take drives for an hour or more, but only rarely. This plays a factor in my parts selection, I don’t need anything for performance. Mostly whatever can get me another 30k on the car at least.