What is a Brake Caliper?
A caliper is part of the disc brake system, the type most cars have in their front brakes.
The brake caliper houses your car’s brake pads and pistons. Its job is to slow the car’s wheels by creating friction with the brake rotors.
The brake caliper fits like a clamp on a wheel’s rotor to stop the wheel from turning when you step on the brakes. Inside each caliper is a pair of metal plates known as brake pads.
When you push the brake pedal, brake fluid creates pressure on pistons in the brake caliper, forcing the pads against the brake rotor and slowing your car.
How are Brake Calipers Connected to the rest of the Braking System?