What Causes Brake Calipers to Fail

Resources Only one of the primary components of a vehicle’s braking system doesn’t need regular maintenance. Brake calipers are not engineered or manufactured to need regular care. But the other two maintenance items, the brake pads and brake rotors must be maintained. Brake pads need the most attention because of the wear from heat and friction. How Long Do Brake Calipers Last A set of brake calipers should last the life of the vehicle. But some maintenance is helpful in making calipers last. In the area where the brake pads live, rust should be removed, and the area lubricated. This is typically done when the pads are replaced. The dust covers which protect the caliper piston seals from the elements should also be inspected for damage. Any damage will allow moisture and dirt onto the seals and caliper pistons. This increases the risk of corrosion caused by rust or of seal failure from dirt. Calipers are only replaced when damaged or when they fail to operate correctly. Several reasons exist for brake caliper failure. Brake Calipers Failure Causes A braking system is a harsh environment, exposed to the elements, dirt, rocks, and debris. They are also subject to and absorb

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Calipers

Goodyear Brake calipers are built using exacting standards to match original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Every Goodyear caliper comes with the correct brackets and hardware to ensure a perfect installation.

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