Install Like A Pro With These Easy Steps
Here at MGP we want to provide our customers with the best experience possible. Our covers have been designed specifically with easy install in mind for beginners and experienced automotive enthusiasts. This DIY blog will offer some insight to our product and some additional information regarding and safety.
MGP Caliper Covers DIY Installation: A Step by Step Guide
Whether you’re a car enthusiast looking to spruce up your vehicle’s aesthetics or someone seeking a functional solution to reduce brake dust & heat, MGP Caliper Covers are an excellent choice. And guess what? You don’t need to be a professional mechanic to install them. With the right tools and this step-by-step guide, you’ll have your caliper covers on in no time!
Tools and Materials You'll Need
- MGP Caliper Covers designed for your vehicle model.
- A jack and jack stands.
- A tire iron or wrench for removing your vehicle’s wheels.
- A torque wrench (for wheel lug nuts).
- 3/8 wrench
- Clean cloth.
Safety First: Always ensure you’re working on a flat, stable surface. Wear protective gloves and safety glasses to avoid any potential harm.
Prepare the Vehicle:
- Engage the parking brake.
- Use the jack to lift your vehicle off the ground, then secure it with jack stands.
- Remove the wheels using the tire iron or wrench.
Clean and Inspect: Before installing the caliper covers, wipe down your brake calipers with a clean cloth to remove any dirt or debris. It’s also a good time to inspect your brake components for any signs of wear or damage.
Test Fit: Before securing them, place the MGP Caliper Cover over your brake caliper to ensure a proper fit. Make sure it doesn’t touch the brake rotor or any other brake parts.
Install The Caliper Cover:
- Align the caliper cover over the brake caliper.
- Using the provided clips, secure the caliper cover in place. The clips should fit snugly, holding the cover securely.
- Double-check to ensure the cover isn’t touching the brake rotor or interfering with any other components.
Reinstall Your Wheels:
- Place your wheels back onto the hub.
- Hand-tighten the lug nuts onto the bolts in a crisscross pattern.
- Lower your vehicle from the jack stands.
- Use a torque wrench to tighten the lug nuts to the manufacturer’s recommended torque settings.
Test Drive: Before hitting the road, it’s a good idea to take a short test drive. Listen for any unusual sounds and ensure that your brakes function properly. If everything sounds and feels right, you’ve successfully installed your MGP Caliper Covers!
Tips For Maintenance
To ensure your MGP Caliper Covers stay looking their best:
- Clean them regularly with mild soap and water.
- Avoid using aggressive chemicals or brushes which might damage the finish.
- Periodically check the clips and covers for signs of wear or damage.
Installing MGP Caliper Covers is a straightforward process that can greatly enhance the look of your vehicle and provide some functional benefits. With the right tools and a bit of patience, you can give your car a touch of customization that stands out. Happy modding!
Check out our detailed installation video to see just how easy it is to install your MGP Caliper Covers at home!