How to Change Brakes on a Mercedes C280

1. Park your car and turn off the engine. Elevate the car using a jack and support stands. The stands should be positioned under the pinch welds under the front doors.
2. Use a lug wrench to loosen the lug nuts on a wheel, then remove them one by one.
3. Remove the caliper mounting bolts with a Torx wrench before taking the brake caliper from the rotor to disassemble the caliper assembly. Attach it to the coil springs with some zip ties. Take off the brake pads by striking them gently with a rubber mallet.
4. Use a C-clamp to push the caliper piston into the caliper. It should fold accordian-style back into the caliper housing. Place the new brake pads into the caliper. Reassemble the caliper assembly. Repeat the process on the other wheels.
5. Replace the wheels and lower your vehicle. Don't forget to tighten the lug nuts with the lug wrench.