Brake calipers are a major component of disc brake systems. The caliper holds one or more pistons. The piston is moved by brake fluid, when the brake pedal is pressed. This movement forces the brake pad against the rotor and stops the movement of your vehicle.
When a caliper has failed there are a few signs to look for. While some like uneven brake pad wear or damage to the rotor may be hard to see without removing the wheel and inspecting parts, other signs are easier to notice:
- Leaking fluid
- Vehicle pulling hard to one side (with tires properly inflated)
- Clunking sound
- Squealing or metallic rubbing noise.
Whats included in the service:
- Diagnosis of the failed caliper
- Ensuring there are no other failed components
- Bleeding of the brake system, to ensure proper functioning
- Changing of brake pads if necessary
- Calipers typically come with a limited lifetime warranty against defect.