Hi All, I really want to change my brake pads myself. When I had some inspections done for the MOT one place (not MOT) said the hoses were not in good condition. So some questions: 1) What would a corroded break hose consist of - OK I get the rubber is probably 32yrs old but I have inspected one side F+R with the wheels off, cleaned all the dirt off and cannot see anything nor feel anything other than smooth uncracked rubber for the whole hose without a perforation or crack in sight. As it doesn't leak and feels like this, is there any other signs to show it needs changing? The same garage did say the V belt was warn too and it is very very lightly cracked but not worth replacing so maybe they're just looking for work? 2) What tools do I need to do the pads. I have a full 1/2" quality socket set and screwdrivers, etc but nothing else. I take it I need a jack and axle stands (which I want to get anyway) but do I need allen keys/non standard bolt fittings/greases etc? 3) As the car brakes fine as it is and the fluid was changed 3 yrs ago and there is no catching/problems other than being told the pads are low, can I just simply do only the pads and nothing else? As it's first time on the brakes that would be ideal to just do the pads - I have a quote from a garage of 220€ to replace the F+R pads and I park 200m from them when doing this. Bosch pads are coming out at 12€ for rears and 22€ for front so that's 34€ for parts 65€ for the jack/stands so I get the jack and stands and 120€ saving. I'll also only do the rears first and then drive it a bit so I know I've done it right before I do the fronts. Worst case if I can't complete it I can drive it 200m to the garage anyway, or even if I just to the rears then that's still halved the cost.