Disc Brake Calipers

Disc brake calipers are an essential component of a disc brake system in a vehicle. When the brake pedal is depressed, they are in charge of keeping the brake pads in place and pushing them up against the rotor. When the brake pedal is applied, hydraulic pistons inside the callipers rotate, forcing the brake pads to clamp onto the rotor and slow down or stop the car. Floating callipers and fixed callipers are the two primary varieties of disc brake callipers. Fixed callipers are bolted directly to the steering knuckle and have numerous pistons for greater stopping power, while floating callipers move in reaction to brake pedal pressure and have one or more pistons.