The braking components are the single most important safety factor in your car!
Disc Brake Calipers; When you apply pressure to your brake pedal, this is what happens: the pressure forces brake fluid to engage a series of mechanisms that push the brake pad onto the disc rotor (which is attached to the wheel assembly), bringing your car to a stop. The brake pad is mounted to a brake caliper, which is the part that applies and releases the brake pads from the disc rotor. The caliper comprises a housing, inside which is a piston that moves back and forth when you apply and release the brakes. Rubber parts inside the caliper ensure that hydraulic fluid does not leak from it. If your vehicle's calipers have not been overhauled for some time, we recommend this service when replacing brake pads. Although you do not always need to overhaul calipers in axle sets (pairs), doing so can result in more balanced braking and extended brake pad life.
Disc rotors; A disc rotor is the circular metal plate that your brake pad presses against to stop the car. The smoother the surface of the disc rotor, the more efficient the braking. So when new brake pads are fitted, machining of disc rotors ensures maximum braking efficiency. After thousands of braking applications disc rotors wear, and usually unevenly. For effective braking, new brake pads should fit flush against the disc rotor.