Brake Repairs: Can You Do It On Your Own?

22 November 2021
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If you have a BMW that is in need of some new brakes, you may wonder if you should change them yourself or if you should go to the dealership. Fortunately, changing the brakes on a BMW is not as challenging as it can be on some other car makes and models. There are pros and cons to both options. In an effort to help you figure out what you should do, here are a few things to consider about either getting your brakes changed or changing them yourself. 

Going to a Dealership 

Dealerships are usually extremely helpful whenever your car needs repairs. You will likely get in quickly, and if your car needs to stay in for a few days, most dealerships have rental cars you can use in the meantime. 


You can leave a dealership knowing that your brakes were changed correctly. Many choose the dealership simply for the peace of mind it offers. Additionally, the dealership will probably change your brake fluid in addition to the brake shoes and rotors. 


Really the only setback to going to a dealership is the fact that it will likely cost more than if you did it yourself. On the other hand, if you attempt to change your own brakes and you are unsuccessful, you will probably end up paying much more to get the situation fixed than just going to a dealership in the first place. 

Changing Your Brakes Yourself

With a little effort on your part, you may be able to save quite a bit of money by changing your brakes by yourself. You can order the parts online at a discount, and then save money on the labor by doing the grease work. 


Many people find great satisfaction and joy in doing their own car repairs. They also save quite a bit of money by getting discount parts. 


If you do not know what you are doing, you may actually cause more damage than good. Make sure to study out the solution before just trying to wing it. Otherwise, you may make a big mess that requires a professional to get it all worked out. 

In conclusion, your skillset and wallet should help you to determine whether you can change your own brakes or not. If you think you can figure out how to safely change your brakes, and you have the tools to do the job, you will probably be able to handle it with no issues! On the other hand, if you don't have the time but you do have the money to hire someone, there is no shame in getting help. 

Contact a company like H&A Service and Sales to learn more.