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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 when braking (with tires properly inflated)
  • Clunking sound
  • Squealing or metallic rubbing noise.
  • Increased stopping distance
  • Increased pedal travel

How much will it cost?

The typical cost for the testing and replacement of a drive or serpentine belt is between $140-$440 for parts and labor.

The cost depends on your specific make, model and year. 

Here is what is included:

  • 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.

Book your appointment

Ready to set up your repair appointment? The whole process can be completed online.  Simply choose a day and time that works for you. Let us know what service you need or what your car issues are. 

You will be contacted with an estimate and the ability to confirm your appoint. We will even send you a reminder.