How To Refresh The Brakes On A Volvo S60


One of the pro tips, among the many in this video, is painting your calipers so they'll match the look of your new rotors. 

Depending on the status of your vehicle will determine if it's worthwhile for a full replacement of pads, rotors, and calipers, just a replacement for one of those things, or a combination. The key takeaway here is that you might not need to replace your calipers entirely, in which case a refresh—the process Jay outlines in this DIY—might be the best route for you. 

Jay details how painting the calipers (after thoroughly cleaning them, of course) will improve the look of the vehicle by hiding the unsavory finish calipers gain after several years of use. Jay goes on to show the full process on how to replace pads and rotors, ultimately installing everything back together with the refinished calipers. The resulting package looks (and performs) miles better than the outgoing components. 

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Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

About the Author: Michael Roselli
Michael Roselli most recently comes from the automotive website Jalopnik, where he ran their video programming, but his love for cars and automotive culture stretches back much, much farther than that. He joined FCP Euro thanks to their humble roots, fearless leadership, recent success and more importantly—where they’re headed. He’ll be working hard to expand FCP Euro’s video programming, audience, and voice that’ll help propel the company to the next level. He also wrote this bio entirely in the third person and feels kinda weird about that.
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