Paired with each of your brake rotors is a U-shaped device known as your Chrysler Town and Country brake caliper. A vital part of your vehicle’s disc braking system, the Town and Country brake caliper acts as a small hydraulic clamp that brings your brake pads into contact with your brake rotors. Your rotors spin in the channel of the calipers, and brake pads float on top of the device, on each side of the U.
When you step on your brake pedal, pressure sent through your hydraulic brake fluid squeezes the pistons of your Chrysler Town and Country brake calipers inward, clamping your pads against your rotors to generate the friction your vehicle uses to stop. There are several situations that can damage your Town and Country brake caliper, and you should take steps to maintain them in order to keep your brakes working for a long time.
One of the most common reasons for caliper failure concerns the hydraulic brake fluid, which can rust out the insides of the calipers if it is leaking or not changed often enough. Of course, your Chrysler Town and Country brake calipers will also wear out eventually over time, due to normal use, since they are under a great deal of pressure and subject to a lot of heat.
Signs that your brake calipers may be damaged include shuddering brakes, brakes that pull to one side when you stop, and a hard brake pedal that is resistant to pressure. Your Town and Country brake calipers may become frozen if they are rusted or worn, which can prevent you from stopping your vehicle when you need to.Don’t hesitate to replace your damaged brake calipers when you will find the parts you need right here in our vast online catalogue for less.