The brake calipers on your vehicle are what press the brake pads against the rotors. That pressure causes friction which is what slows your vehicle when you brake. The brake calipers are an important component of your brake system, but they are mechanical and can sometimes fail. Here are some signs your brake calipers may be failing.
If your vehicle is pulling to one side when you’re braking, you may have a bad brake caliper. If the caliper isn’t moving freely–stuck open or closed–the car may pull when you press the brake because one or more calipers aren’t moving in sync with the others, and you have more or less pressure on the rotor because of it. You may also notice leaks if the calipers are failing. The calipers are operated via hydraulics, and that hydraulic fluid can leak when the caliper fails. If your brake pedal is mushy or soft when you press it, that’s often a sign of one or more failing brake calipers, and you should immediately take your vehicle to a certified brake repair shop like FD Auto in Nashua, NH. The team at FD Auto will inspect and diagnose the problem with your brakes, make recommendations for repairs, and then make the approved repairs to put you and your vehicle safely back on the road as fast as possible.
Your brakes are important to the safety of your daily commute and the drive to the grocery store. Without functioning brakes, you run the risk of collisions with other drivers because you cannot stop your vehicle in time. The expert team at FD Auto is here for you and all your brake repair needs. You can trust the technicians to inspect your brake system, identify and diagnose problems and then repair those problems to get your vehicle back on the road as fast as possible. Give them a call today to make an appointment for a brake inspection and repair, or stop by the shop in Nashua to speak with the team about how they can help make your vehicle safer on the road. You’ll be glad you did!