Fix My Jaguar: Brake DIY

Posted 8/11/16

Wondering how to fix the brakes on a 1999 JAGUAR Vanden Plas? YouTube has a handy video that walks you through it. You can save money and do it yourself for any models made from 1997 to 2003. Watch the video all the way through first, and then watch it on a Smartphone in the garage as you go through it step by step. It can be a complicated job, however, so it’s not for amateurs.

If you think you are in over your head, call a pro and say, “Fix my Jaguar!”

Why a Brake Flush Service is Necessary

Brake systems break down like everything else. The rubber in the valves of your master cylinder, calipers and wheel cylinders wear away. The broken pieces flake off and end up in your braking fluid. The fluid itself can also get old and worn out. Moisture can get into the system and cause rust, contributing to more residue in the braking fluid. Like oil, brake fluid needs changed periodically. This is why you might want to consider having your brakes flushed about every 30,000 miles. The involves removing the dirty fluid and restoring it with clean fluid, which will protect your braking system. Talk to your mechanic to see when you are due.