Disc Brake Pad Spreader Performance Tool

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  • Tool Usage:
      Compresses inner pad and resets piston for easy pad replacement
      Works on most single and dual piston calipers without winding pistons

Item Condition: New

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This item is backed by our limited lifetime warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will replace the part free of charge.

4.71/ 5.0
28 reviews
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I added this on to try it out, I have done my brakes for years and have used a c-clamp and piece of wood. I dont know why I hadnt bought one of these before. I was so easy to compress the caliper! Love it! If you are thinking about it, just do it!
June 26, 2019
super handy tool
slick little tool to depress the caliper piston. easier than using pliers or hammer or other struggles.
June 27, 2019
Perfect Review
Works perfectly no problems with it.
July 3, 2019
Pretty upfront easy to use
Just that, kind of have to figure best place to place the spreader so that you can affectively do a complete compression but easier then the clamp trick.
July 4, 2019
Works great!
You can use a C clamp, but this definitely puts equal pressure on the caliper piston. Less chance of doing any damage to the caliper. Pay the 15 bucks and never wear it out. It will outlast you.
July 6, 2019
Very EASY to use and works wonderful!!!! Try it!
July 9, 2019
Outstanding tool
This tool makes replacing brake pads in no time....10 minutes per tire...beats service centers labor time of one hour.
July 14, 2019
Great tool
Great to retract the cylinders for the new pads
July 24, 2019
Easy to use better then C clamps
August 12, 2019
Cruiser Brakes
The new brakes for my 2006 PT Cruiser arrived promptly and fitted exactly as shown in the 1aauto video. Would recommend purchasing from 1aauto to anyone.
August 17, 2019
Nice handy tool I needed to change my breaks out!!!
August 29, 2019
a must!
Everyone who has ever done brake work needs this little gem! At a glance you may think you dont. That your C-Clamp method works just fine. Youre wrong. This little tool makes all the difference in the world. It makes compressing the caliper so simple and easy.
October 14, 2019
Great tool to have
Worked well and saved a lot of time and money
November 4, 2019
Brake pad Spreadereasy
Easy to use tool on installing new pads . No more “C� clamps to compress calipers ! It’s a tool thst will save you time and less heart burn !
November 4, 2019
Works great
Sure mad the job a breeze
November 7, 2019
November 17, 2019
I aint mad at it.
Does what it says it does, could be cheaper.
November 19, 2019
Brake spreader
This tool saved me a ton of time, and made the installation so simple and easy. A must for doing brakes!
December 4, 2019
Making work easy
I purchased the caliper hangers and piston compressor tool. These two simple parts at a low price makes the repair much more manageable Thank you
December 8, 2019
Generic tool
This tool has potential if only the compressor plate was smaller. Did not fit the double piston caliper of the Lexus ls430 application.
December 24, 2019
The same part is like 8 bucks at the part store not 15, wish I had know that
December 29, 2019
Very easy to use
January 5, 2020
So simple...
I have been doing brakes on my own cars for years, finally decided to spend a few bucks, so glad I did, much easier than using a C clamp.
January 23, 2020
Works good
January 28, 2020
It did the job. Good tool.
February 2, 2020
Disc brake pad spreader
The tool worked fine no problems
February 16, 2020
Does it’s purpose
February 21, 2020
Worked great
February 22, 2020
Customer Q&A
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Does this eliminate need to bleed brake system?
Sean S June 19, 2018
Yes, by simply compressing the caliper you avoid opening the brake system to air and eliminating the need to bleed the brakes. Thank you!
Adam G June 19, 2018
Yes definitely. Only way to go.
G C June 28, 2019
D O July 3, 2019
K I July 8, 2019
PEDRO C July 9, 2019
Noel D July 14, 2019
A H August 7, 2019
Yes, just loosen your cap and make sure you don’t over flow your brake fluid
D A August 13, 2019
No, this is a tool used to push the piston back into the caliper when installing new brake pads. If you have air in the lines you still need to bleed the air out. If you are installing new pads to the brakes you need to push the piston back to a full open position and this tool will help you do that.
Chris C October 1, 2019
Dis kit bave to bleues my lines
E M November 27, 2019
No it does not
I O December 26, 2019
Jawed S January 29, 2020
As long as you don’t open the bleeder screws or have brake fluid leak there’s no reason to bleed the brakes. The tool is just for pressing the piston back into the caliper
Shad P February 2, 2020
Will this tool work on a 2005 Toyota Tundra?
Steve B December 27, 2019
Hello, This tool will work on any brake caliper as long as they do not require a specilized tool the compress the piston. Thanks!
Adam G December 27, 2019

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