Sometimes, instead of repairing our vehicle on our own, we may need to go to a specialised garage and outsource the repair of the brake caliper and pump.
Advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing the repair of your car's brake calipers and master cylinders
The parts that make up the braking system of a vehicle are responsible for transmitting the force and pressure necessary to activate the braking system and thus bring the vehicle to a stop, with the aim of avoiding any accident at the wheel.
When a part of our vehicle breaks down, we often have doubts about what is the best option, whether to fix it or look for a replacement part or repair kit ourselves because we have the necessary knowledge and experience or, on the contrary, to take the car to the garage for a more professional assessment.
Maybe you've been there: you’ve been driving home and you’ve noticed a vibration in the brake pedal and you may not have given it a thought; or you’ve taken your vehicle to pass the MOT inspection and you did not make it because of the brakes.
What happens if you remove the piston from a brake caliper and find rust inside the body? How do you repair it? How do you remove the rust?
It is possible that most drivers have experienced one of the following: their vehicle takes longer than usual to stop, the vehicle's steering pulls to one side, after pressing on the brake it squeaks and smells burnt or they have to force the brake pedal to stop the car with more force than they should.
On some cars it is not uncommon to see coloured brake calipers, especially in shades of yellow and red.
Brake calipers are part of the overall braking system of our vehicle. Generally, there is one brake caliper for each wheel of the vehicle. These calipers push the brake pads against the brake disc (squeezing it) to brake (slow down) and/or stop the vehicle. It is advisable to check the brake calipers every time the vehicle's tyres are changed.
Brake calipers are characterised by being an important part of the braking system of our vehicle. They are one of the elements that suffer the most wear and tear on a daily basis, e.g. rust on the brake caliper, which is why it is important to carry out correct maintenance and, if they cannot be repaired, to replace them with other brake calipers that are in perfect condition.
The brake caliper is the set of parts that performs the final mechanism of the vehicle's braking system, which pushes the brake pads against the brake disc to slow down and/or stop the vehicle.
Brake discs are very important wear elements in a vehicle's mechanism. Therefore, if you decide to replace or repair the brake caliper yourself, and ensure a good repair, you should take into account several details.