The brake calipers are an important part of your vehicle's factory disc brake system. Without them, your brakes wouldn't respond properly.
How Brake Calipers Work
When you put your foot against the brake pedal, the master brake cylinder sends brake fluid to pistons in the calipers. The building pressure forces the calipers to clamp brake pads onto the brake rotors. That generates the friction, or resistance, that slows the rotation of your wheels. Apply pressure long enough or firmly enough, and you come to a complete stop.
How to Spot Failing Brake Calipers
Braking produces a tremendous amount of heat, which can lead to even the highest quality brake calipers going bad. Signs of trouble include:
- The brakes make strange noises
- Your brake pedal feels oddly soft or spongy
- You need to repeatedly pump the brake pedal to get your brakes to work
- Leaking brake fluid
- Your vehicle pulls to one side when you brake
- The dash warning light comes on
Genuine OEM Brake Calipers are Your Best Option
If you experience any of these symptoms, have your brakes checked. The caliper seals can weaken and break down, leading to them getting rusted, dirty, or contaminated. If yours need to be replaced, make sure to choose the best parts for your ride. Those are the brake calipers your manufacturer designed to fit your model's specifications. Our online auto parts store has plenty in stock and ready to ship right out. Buy now and save!
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