Do you ever stop to think about what helps your Ford come to a halt when you step on the brake pedal? The braking system in your vehicle is a complex one that relies on the operation of many different individual parts for things to run smoothly. A standard brake system is comprised of parts including the rotors, calipers, brake pads, and shoes. The brake calipers are what we are focusing on here, including signs that it might be time to replace yours. In short, brake calipers are hydraulic devices uses to suspend your brake pads around spinning rotors. When you step on the brake pedal, the caliper is what presses the brake pads against the rotor. They are what pull the brake pads away from the rotors when you want to accelerate again.
Some signs of bad brake calipers include:
- A vehicle pulling to one side. The brake pads may fail to come in contact with your rotor if your brake calipers are failing, meaning that your vehicle will pull away from the damage when you're braking.
- Uneven brake pad wear. Brake pads typically wear down at the same rate, but if your calipers are going bad, this may not be the case.
Finding brake calipers for your Ford shouldn't be a difficult task. We have a ton of OEM caliper options available at Ford Genuine Auto Parts.
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