Brake Caliper Replacement in San Francisco
Welcome to Pat’s Garage, the premier San Francisco Korean, Japanese and Hybrid vehicle repair shop. One of the most frequent services we offer is the brake service and repair. Our nationally ASE certified technicians can perform brake inspections, repairs, as well as the regular brake maintenance.
Brake caliper replacement is one of the services we offer.
When you press the brake pedal, the hydraulic system activates, and presses the brake pads against the rotors. The brake calipers house the brake pads – they fit like clamps around the rotor, and the brake pads are pressed against the rotors as you brake.
When brake calipers malfunction it could cause uneven braking, which in rainy weather can results in vehicle sliding out of control. On dry roads you will feel the vehicle pulling to one side. This is typically a result of a binding caliper – a piston does not move smoothly out of the bore, and applies different amount of pressure than the other ones.
Another caliper problem we see is the caliper leaking brake fluid. As the brake fluid level goes down, you will likely see brake warning light illuminated on your dashboard.
At Pat’s Garage, when we inspect the brakes, we inspect all components of the brake system, check brake fluid level, thickness of the brake pads and rotors, and we also check that calipers are functioning as designed. If we find problems with the brake system, we will let you know what needs to be done to remedy the problem. After repairs are completed, we take the vehicle for a test drive to verify that the brakes, including the calipers, are functioning as designed, under real world conditions.
Brakes being vital to your safety, if you have any questions about the brake system in your vehicle, or you feel that the system is not performing in a normal fashion, bring your vehicle to Pat’s Garage for a brake inspection. At Pat’s Garage we offer 24 month / 24,000 miles warranty on all work we perform. Setting up an appointment is easy – simply call us.