Disc Brake Spreader
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AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader

Part No. AC562/W209 Warranty Details  
Designed to compress disk brake pistons for easy brake pad installation

Product Features:
  • Durable pushing plate
  • Lifetime warranty
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Assorted Adapters:No
Material:Rolled Steel
Multiple Applications:No
Plier Type:No
Type:Disc Brake Spreader

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AutoCraftDisc Brake Spreader
 
2.8

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

53%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Small cars (4)
  • Large cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (4), Casual driver (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works good and cheap

It does what it's supposed to but I can understand what other people have said about the handle breaking or stripping, it hasn't happend to me yet just because I was careful when using...Read complete review

It does what it's supposed to but I can understand what other people have said about the handle breaking or stripping, it hasn't happend to me yet just because I was careful when using it and if you are careful when using it then you will have no problems and this works good.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Helps some ??

Its easy to use, after a few uses the plastic knob striped out & came off. Had to use locking pliers to clamp on shaft in order to finish the job.

Its easy to use, after a few uses the plastic knob striped out & came off. Had to use locking pliers to clamp on shaft in order to finish the job.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Brake Time

By 

from Crystal Lake, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

Made brake job easier and quicker.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Better than $60 kits you rent

By 

from NJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Don't need a wrench like the pro tools
  • Super quick and easy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

      I've been using those rental tools but tgusvtgungsv irks so much better. No addutiobal tooos needed since the handle allows enough grip to turn

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Broke within 3 turns

      By 

      from Wv

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

      Cheap built broke within 3 turns

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Not worth the materials it is made with.

      By 

      from Toledo, Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

      Tried to use it to push the caliper piston in. Moved it a 1/4". Had to borrow the full set fron the store to complete the job.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      NOT BUILT STRONG

      By 

      from CARTHAGE

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

      ON FIRST USE PLASTIC HANDLE, HANDLE CAME LOOSE FROM PART AND JUST SPINS

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good deal thanks

      By 

      from Falls church va

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

      Easy use

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      unsure how to use

      By 

      from south carolina

      About Me Casual Driver

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

        had to use clamps on bmw worked !

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Huge Time Saver

        By 

        from Atlanta

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Time Saver

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • SUV's

          Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

          For the DIY person you need one of these piston compressors or you will struggle to get the caliper back on. This will work on caliper pistons that are hollow or flat. This will not work on caliper pistons that rotate which is a different tool entirely.

          How long this product will last remains to be seen but for the low price I rank this as a must buy.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Broke on first use!

          By 

          from Wausau, WI

          About Me Casual Driver

          Pros

            Cons

            • Broke
            • Broke First Time Used
            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

              Tried to use Brake Spreader and it broke the first time I tried to use it. Very disappointed in product as the part is now useless without even performing its intended task.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works Great

              By 

              from North Aurora, Il.

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                  Much easier than fumbling with a C Clamp. Worked perfectly.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2 Questions | 3 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Can the brake spreader tool work on rear disc brake pad replacement on a 2006 Audi A4?
                    Asked on 4/24/2010 by Steve from Pompano Beach, Florida

                    2 answers

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Yes. It is meant for disc brakes.

                      Answered on 4/26/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                    • A:

                      Watch out and make sure you have a VAG COM these guys don't know jack about how the new electronic brakes work on cars.

                      Answered on 6/4/2010 by tj from ocala, fl
                  • Q:

                    Does this tool allow the piston to spin as it is pushed back in.
                    Asked on 3/15/2010 by AJ from moncks corner sc

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This tool pushes the caliper piston inward.

                      Answered on 3/23/2010 by kevin from AAP
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