Not sure if this is in the right place but oh well.
So I know the last time I got new brake pads was December 06. 2.5 years. And I dont really know if they did just the front, or the rear drums also. Im sure Im pretty close to being due for new brakes though, and I will either need to turn my rotors, or get some new ones.
I dont have money for this right now, but want to save up, and do it right, but as inexpensive as I can.
First I assume the only way to check is to take my wheels off right?
Also Is it worth it to buy the parts and have a mechanic do the work or should I attempt this on my own? I have connections to a garage and a lift if I needed it, and my lil bro and I could do it, but it would be our first. And honestly the rear drums intimidate me more than anything.
I just dont know how to check their conditionw ithout paying a shop money right now.
Also suggestions on brakes/rotors, not drilled or slotted, or high performance, but better than stock.
2003 Black Ford Ranger Edge
2 Door Ex Cab
3.0 4.10 8.8 LS