Save yourself some money by changing the rear brake disks on your Mini Cooper S yourself. Brake disks, or rotors as they are also commonly called, may need changing if they have worn out or been damaged by worn, loose or missing brake pads. If your Mini Cooper’s brakes are squeaking or grinding then it’s worth taking a look at the rotors to make sure they’re still in good shape, and then changing them if they’re not.
Tools Used: Tools, Jack, Jack stands, Socket set, Zip tie or string, Hex socket, New rotor
Change the Rear Disks
Loosen the bolts on both rear wheels. Jack the car up and place on the jack stands. Remove the lug bolts and then remove both rear wheels. Remove the two bolts holding the brake caliper in place and swing it back. Secure it to a piece of the chassis using the coat hanger.