Drivers can ensure their safety and the protection of others by making sure their vehicle’s brake system is working properly.
A disc brake caliper seizing up is one problem that may come up.
This issue is caused by various factors, including dirt, lack of maintenance and rust.
Rust that builds up over time can prevent the brake caliper piston from resending back into the disc brake caliper.
It will keep holding constant pressure on the brake pad that pushes against the disc brake rotor and will produce heat.
In extreme circumstances, it can actually boil the brake fluid and cause a very low brake pedal. This is one of the reasons why you want to change the brake fluid when automotive technicians are working on brakes.
Read more about replacing brake calipers.
This article was written by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer in Woodbridge. The auto repair shop performs various services, including oil changes, alignments and computer engine diagnostics.