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What Are Brake Calipers?

What Are Brake Calipers?

There’s more to your brakes than the brake pads and rotors. A caliper is an important piece of a disc brake system. This braking system relies on hydraulic pressure to function. The calipers are situated on every wheel and have the role of squeezing the brake pads against the rotors to slow down your vehicle’s wheels. Read on to understand more about what calipers do, the symptoms of bad brake calipers, and how often you should replace them.   Calipers work like any other clamp. When you step on the brake pedal, pressure is created to increase friction and stop your car. Just like any other car part, calipers can fail over time. You should especially pay attention to the calipers because their failure can cause catastrophic accidents. Read on to learn more about the warning signs of bad brake calipers. Car Pulling to One Side - The caliper has pistons that move as a result of the hydraulic pressure. If the pistons don’t work anymore, due to corrosion or debris ... read more

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