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
 
2.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

57%

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 (7)

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 14 customers

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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

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5.0

unsure how to use

By 

from south carolina

About Me Casual Driver

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

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    5.0

    Huge Time Saver

    By 

    from Atlanta

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    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.

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      • No

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Broke on first use!

      By 

      from Wausau, WI

      About Me Casual Driver

      Level 1

      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.

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          • No

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          (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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              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Always wanted one

              By 

              from va

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Level 3

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                  Have always used a C-clamp since disk brakes were installed on vehicles.
                  This works better.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Worth the cost

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                  By 

                  from Bel Air, MD

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

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                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 4

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Cars
                    • Small Cars
                    • Trucks

                    Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                    No problems at all using this tool. Not sure why others had problems. Was much easier than using a C-clamp. Seems as though it is sturdy enough to last for quite a while.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works good and cheap

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                    By 

                    from Lake Mary, FL

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Learning Mechanic

                    Ask me a question

                    Level 5

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Cheap Handle

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Cars
                    • Small Cars
                    • Trucks

                    Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                    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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                    (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    this product is junk

                    By 

                    from new haven ct

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                        the thing stripped out after one use a real junk tool donot buy

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                        (6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        cheaply made. not worth the money

                        By 

                        from Fairfax, VA

                        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about AutoCraft Disc Brake Spreader:

                            cheap plastic cap that came off after first use. The round disc at the end came off after first use as well. You're better off loaning a disc brake caliper set from advance auto parts (leave a $20 deposit that will be refunded once you return the set) or go buy a better quality one from somewhere else.

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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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