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The brake calipers house the brake pads in your vehicle and help the pads make contact with the brake rotors when you step on the brakes. This is accomplished using pistons, brackets, and caliper slide pins. As with most parts in a vehicle, they can be damaged over time and should be inspected and cleaned periodically. Our certified technicians recommend having your calipers cleaned approximately every 1 to 2 years since we live in a snowy state. Routine preventative maintenance can prevent smaller issues from escalating into severe damage and costly repairs. Schedule an appointment at DuPage CDJR in Glendale Heights, Illinois, and our certified technicians will service and repair your calipers.
Over time, the slide pins can develop rust and debris, which can prevent the calipers from sliding. If the slide pins lose lubrication and don’t allow the calipers to slide, your brakes won’t contact the rotors as they should, which can cause your brake pads to wear unevenly. With insufficient contact between the brake pads and rotors, your vehicle will likely experience greater stopping distances due to poorly performing brakes. On the other hand, the slide pins could stick, causing heat buildup from continuous contact of the brake pads and rotors, which will quickly wear down your pads.
When you bring your vehicle to DuPage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our certified technicians will thoroughly examine your brake calipers. This includes cleaning the slide pins to remove debris and rust. We can buff away stubborn rust on the calipers. We will then lubricate the pins using a heat-resistant material, which should allow the slide pins to slide more easily. We use a manufacturer-recommended lubricant for your particular model. If we notice damage, or that your brake calipers have lost their integrity, we will replace them with genuine OEM parts from the manufacturer.
If you have noticed any of the following signs of brake caliper malfunction or failure, schedule an appointment at DuPage CDJR in Glendale Heights. Whether you have fixed or floating calipers, our certified technicians can quickly diagnose any underlying problems and repair them for you properly:
When your brakes are concerned, don’t risk your safety or that of your loved ones by delaying repairs or replacement parts. Our certified technicians at DuPage CDJR can efficiently and accurately perform brake maintenance and repair services. We are your local service department with high-quality results and durable parts backed by a warranty. Located in Glendale Heights, Illinois, we also serve the surrounding areas of Wheaton, Elmhurst, Lombard, and Bloomingdale. When you need a thorough brake inspection or maintenance for your brake calipers, schedule an appointment using our easy online scheduling system, and take advantage of our Saturday service hours. We invite you to enjoy our comfortable waiting area, featuring business workstations, a quiet room, and even a children’s play space.