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You want your vehicle to be running at its best, so you have probably worked out a very efficient maintenance schedule to undertake as required. There is always something else you can add to the schedule and one thing many people forget about is the braking system, which is a problem when you consider how important it is to be able to stop your vehicle in a hurry. One especially overlooked part is the brake caliper found on each disc brake.

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Brake calipers are an especially important part housing the brake pads, and they are the mechanism by which the pads will meet the rotors immediately after you put your foot on the brake pedal. They are the part of your brakes you can see through the rims, and if you were to have someone put their foot on the brake while you looked, you would see exactly how important they are to the whole process.

As a rule, brake calipers are exposed to a serious amount of temperature and friction because your brakes are one of the hottest parts of your vehicle. As soon as you put your foot on the pedal, your calipers will be subjected to this heat and friction, and will remain pushed up against the hot rotor until you release the pedal. They are made from heavy and high-strength steel because of this, and there are different types of calipers for different applications. The most common is the floating caliper, which moves in and out as you use the brakes, while fixed calipers stay where they are and offer slightly better performance.

The calipers may not be the most complex part of the vehicle but they are complex enough to have problems if you own the vehicle long enough. One of the more common problems is wear and tear, which can cause the calipers to become broken or warped, and can stop them from working efficiently. When this happens they are not able to deal with any imperfections in the rotor, or excessive wear on it, which means you lose braking power and efficiency. Of course, the worst possible scenario is that calipers can break down completely which will prevent the brakes from working on that particular wheel.

When your calipers are feeling their age and are no longer working as they are supposed to, you will notice a few things. For instance, you will notice it is more difficult to stop the vehicle than it used to be, and you need to apply more pressure to the pedal. You will notice shuddering or pulsating through the pedal as the imperfections in the rotor are shown up, and when it gets bad, this can cause the same feeling to occur through the entire vehicle, and can even be followed by a noise. As soon as these problems begin showing themselves you should be investigating their cause and taking action.

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Brake Caliper
2011 Lexus GS
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The part arrived on time and it was in excellent condition!! A great value which saved me $1200.00 at the dealership. The core charge refund process worked flawlessly!!

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