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How Do Brake Calipers Work?

How Do Brake Calipers Work?

Brake calipers play a crucial role in vehicles' braking systems, serving as a vital component in ensuring road safety. Today's article aims to provide an objective analysis of brake calipers, exploring their function, types, structure, common issues, and maintenance tips. Brake Calipers Explained Brake calipers are mechanical devices positioned over the vehicle's rotor, next to the wheels. They function by pressing the brake pads against the rotors to slow down or stop the vehicle. The importance of brake calipers lies in their central role in the braking process, directly influencing the vehicle's stopping ability and safety. Different types of brake calipers are designed for various vehicle models and driving conditions. The most common types are fixed calipers an ... read more

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