The brake calipers attached to your wheels are constantly exposed to heat and dirt and can cause them to wear down quickly. You can count on us to affordably deliver the long lasting parts you need that will withstand the constant exposure to dirt and heat.
There are two kinds of calipers, floating and fixed. The former is prone to breaking down due to rust as well as collecting dirt. Cars with floating calipers that are idle are at risk of dirt building up. This may result in the brake pad sticking to the rotor, which can be damaging to the caliper.
Improper use of the brakes can greatly damage the caliper as well. The most severe caliper repairs are ones that have had their internal system compromised. Excessive use of breaks combined with a lack of brake fluid can force the caliper's piston out which is very dangerous. When this happens, there is a chance of the brake fluid leaking completely which will result in zero stopping power.
Your caliper is in charge of squeezing the brake pads to the rotor to slow you down. Without proper care, the results can be quite problematic. Before going anywhere, check your brakes. First, inspect your brake pads to see if they are worn or too thin. Brake pads that have been worn out will provide little to no friction. Next, you should check your brake fluid levels. Sometimes the brake fluid has leaded out completely because the caliper seal has broken.
A surefire way to check your brakes is to start your car and step on the brakes. If it’s easy for you to floor the brake, it is likely that the caliper piston has extended too far out and has put your caliper seal at risk of breaking. If your brakes are experiencing any problems, contact us for a replacement.
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