How do I know I need a Brake Caliper Replacement?
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, inspection, and replacement is between $130-$440 for parts and labor. This price range is averaged across all passenger vehicles. The actual cost depends on your specific make, model and year. Depending on your specific vehicle, this cost may be lower or higher. This cost estimate is for the specific repair listed and doesn’t include additional, related items that may require repair.
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.
Additional components requiring repair or replacement, may result in additional charges
How it works
Request a service:
Get a quote online or set-up a time to have your vehicle looked at.
Choose your service time:
Pick time slots that work for you, easily, online. We will confirm appointments and send reminders.
Get your vehicle repaired:
No waiting at the shop. Our mechanics bring everything that is needed to you. All you have to do is provided a safe area for the work to be performed.
What what need from you
A safe place to work on your vehicle:
No working on the side of busy roads, No working on unstable or steep surfaces. We do not perform repairs during severe weather.
Authorization from a property owner or management.
If you rent please ensure work can be performed where your vehicle is. If your repair work is being done in a parking lot or at your place of employment, please ensure you have permission to have work performed. We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.
Are you in our service area?
Our services are available, on site throughout Michigan. Odds are you live near one of the cities we provide service in. These are some of the common places we perform repair services.
- Battle Creek
- Byron Center
- Comstock Northwest
- Comstock Township
- Comstock Park
- East Grand Rapids
- Forest Hills
- Georgetown Township
- Grand Haven
- Grand Rapids