The caliper is the part of the brake system that houses the pads and pistons. When you press the brake, the caliper squeezes the brake pads against the rotors bringing the car to a stop.
If the caliper gets stuck or frozen, the brake pad can’t completely disengage from the surface of the brake rotor. This leaves the brakes lightly applied all the time, and can make driving more difficult. Driving with a stuck caliper can create stress on the brake system and the transmission, causing these parts to fail earlier.
If you think that one or more of your brakes has a stuck caliper, here are some signs and symptoms to look for:
To keep your calipers in good working condition, and avoid stuck calipers, have your brake pads replaced often and keep your brake fluid topped off; if you replace the brake pads on a regular basis, calipers should last the life of your vehicle. At V&F, we offer Brake Repair & Antilock Braking System (ABS) Repair. Our expert mechanics use latest diagnostic equipment, and high quality CARQUEST auto parts, to make sure we get the job done right. Plus, our auto repair services are backed by an industry-leading 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty on parts and labor. Call us today at (413) 314-2280 or schedule an appointment online.