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My 2018 XC60 has less than 25k miles on it and I notice metal noise on the driver side front wheel while braking. I know that dealer is going to be super expensive and will install the same crappy pads that might need replacing in another 25k miles. Are there any better pads that might last longer? I watched a video on youtube to replace rear brakes. I am hoping that front one's are similar too for DIY. Otherwise, I will buy the pads and ask an auto shop to replace them. Any advice is appreciated.
 

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It is not hard if you worked on car before. You can start even now. People here can give you step by step instruction if you want to learn. First thing is to locate the jack point and place under car body to put jack stand. This car chassis is not like other old cars. Then the key is to use wrench tool in right way. It doesn't need strong muscle either.

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It is not hard if you worked on car before. You can start even now. People here can give you step by step instruction if you want to learn. First thing is to locate the jack point and place under car body to put jack stand. This car chassis is not like other old cars. Then the key is to use wrench tool in right way. It doesn't need strong muscle either.

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Thanks FusionRedXC60. I have some experience with jack stands and getting under the car for oil changes in my previous cars. Is it possible to list the tools required to perform the change?

I am looking at ceramic brakepads, which might have longer life than the OEM one's. These are listed as the right fit for 2018 XC60 T5 (20 inch wheels if that makes a difference)
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-brake-pad-set-akebono-31499906.

Can anyone share their experience if they used the above listed Akebono pads, how the noise level and braking experience is.
 

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No special tools for front brake. A big c clamp, breaker bar, extension iron pipe, and socket wrench.

The jack up spot is flat with a hole. A special jack stand would works much better. Like this http://www.jackpointjackstands.com/

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Thanks. I have a brake spreader tool that looks like this.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/brake-pad-spreader-24400

I have socket wrench set. Do I need a torque wrench set?

Also, are the brake pads sizes different based on the wheel size?
 

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Thanks FusionRedXC60. I have some experience with jack stands and getting under the car for oil changes in my previous cars. Is it possible to list the tools required to perform the change?

I am looking at ceramic brakepads, which might have longer life than the OEM one's. These are listed as the right fit for 2018 XC60 T5 (20 inch wheels if that makes a difference)
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-brake-pad-set-akebono-31499906.

Can anyone share their experience if they used the above listed Akebono pads, how the noise level and braking experience is.

Check size which you have, there are EXIST front wheel brake 19" 18" 17" 16"
 

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Is there any easy way to check what size I need? I have stock 20 inch wheels.
For the front, check the part number on the rotors. If it ends with 51, you have the 345mm rotors.

Also, try aftermarket pads like akebono, wagner, textar, etc...

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