The brake callipers are some of the most important components of modern disc brake systems. They work together with the brake pads and rotors, along with the rest of the hydraulic system, to slow and stop the vehicle. When the pedal is pressed, brake fluid pressure is pushed through the master cylinder to the calliper, which extends the piston and forces the brake pads against the rotors to slow the vehicle. Over time, brake callipers are subjected to the intense heat created when braking and can eventually fail, which will interfere with the vehicle’s braking and affect its handling and safety.
What are the symptoms of a bad brake calliper?
- Brakes Always Feel Engaged While Driving.
- One of the most common symptoms of a bad or failing calliper is brake fluid leakage.
- Reduced Braking Power.
- Abnormal Sounds When Braking.
- Vehicle Pulling to the lest or right when applying brake.
Faulty or ceased brake calliper is not only a safety hazard it also contibutes in uneven and quicker brake discs and brake pads wear than normal. It also reduces the fuel economy of the car.