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How Long Does a Brake Caliper Last?

The braking system on your car has a variety of different parts that have to work together in order to bring the car to a stop. Most car owners take their braking system for granted until there is a problem with it. The calipers on your car are what hold the brake pads and puts pressure on the rotors of the vehicle when it comes time to stop. The calipers have rubber brake hoses that attach to them, which carries brake fluid from the master cylinder to help engage the calipers when needed. When you press your brake pedal, you will be activating the calipers. The brake calipers are designed to last as long as the vehicle does. Due to the constant use that they receive, the calipers will begin to show signs of wear. Not being able to have the full braking power of a car at your disposal can pose a variety of different problems. Doing things like changing the brake fluid in your car every 30,000 miles can help to reduce the issues that you have with your calipers. You need to also keep an eye on your brake pads and rotors when trying to conserve your calipers. Driving your car with worn pads or rotors can do a lot of damage to your calipers.

The importance of having good working calipers cannot be overstated, which is why it is so important to get the repairs done when needed. For the most part, you will become quite familiar with the way your car handles, which can make spotting repair issues with your calipers a bit easier. When your calipers are in a state of disrepair, here are some of the things that you will start to notice:

  • The brakes are squealing all of the time
  • The car pulls hard left or right when coming to a stop
  • The brakes feel spongy
  • Clear brake fluid leaking out of the wheels

Getting the brake calipers on your car fixed in a hurry will help to reduce the amount of damage that is done to your vehicle. A professional mechanic can repair your damaged calipers before they start to compromise the safety you and your passengers.


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Behrak

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Buick Regal - Brake Caliper Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Lawrenceville, Georgia
Great service, Quick , friendly , gave me some good advice for my dog to lol would recommend & book again .
Toyota Land Cruiser - Brake Caliper Replacement (Driver Side Rear, Passenger Side Rear) - Lawrenceville, Georgia
He communicated very well regarding the challenges for my vehicle. I also appreciated the communication on his arrival, etc.

Joseph

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19 years of experience
Dodge Grand Caravan - Brake Caliper Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Syracuse, Utah
Joseph was early to the appointment, friendly, and got the job done in a timely manner. When I made my appointment I didn't know exactly what I needed. Consequently, Joseph was sent over to me with parts that were not needed. Joseph waited while I quickly ran to the auto parts store to get the correct parts and then finished the work.
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Caliper Replacement (Driver Side Rear) - West Jordan, Utah
Joseph was punctual, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. Plus he’s happy to explain what’s going on ‘under the hood’ and put it in layman’s terms for us non-mechanically orientated folk. The price was good and convenience unparalleled. I’ve booked him twice now and likely will again soon for my wife’s car—I’ve found my new go to guy.

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Subaru WRX - Brake Caliper Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Wilmington, Delaware
John gave the extra mile on this job, things got complicated and John went far and beyond to get the job done!

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Rodney
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Ford Freestyle - Brake Caliper Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Sacramento, California
Rodney was a professional. Kind, clear, set and kept to expectations. He's redeemed the platform. I will only use him through this service in the future. Thank you Rodney for being so excellent.

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