Mercedes Benz brakes are composed of a number of parts that all work together to help bring your car to a stop. From the disc brakes to drum brakes, brake pedal to hydraulic brake fluids, the brake system is vital to safe car operation. Simply put the brake system works this way: when you step on the brake pedal the brake caliper clamps down on the brake rotor bringing your car to a stop. Typically, in a car with four-wheel disc brakes there are four calibers each clasping a pair of brake pads that work as a friction surface against the rotor.
The brake caliper plays an essential part in the brake system since it is the part that literally stops the car. Brake calipers have a sliding mount with a single or duel hydraulic pistons. When the brake pedal is depressed some kind of sandwich effect occurs. This means that upon stepping on the brake pedal the piston is shoved out and this drives the inner brake pad against the inner side of the rotor. The brake caliper then slips inward drawing the brake pad in the outer side of the caliper against the outer surface of the rotor. Some vehicles have fixed calipers with one or two pistons in each side of the caliper.
Since the wheel spins at thousands RPM, you can just imagine the stress that it has to take up to stop your wheel. Although most of the heat created from friction is dispersed by the brake disc and the brake pads, it is the brake caliper that has to bear most of the stress. But aside from stress brake calipers can also rust out due to brake fluids that build up in the brake caliper. Rusting can be harmful for the caliper as it can breakdown the caliper's strength until it can no longer function correctly. Additionally, rust and scale can total your caliper's piston and even seize up the entire brake system. When this happens you need to replace your brake caliper.
An easy way to keep your Mercedes Benz brake fluid working well for thousands of miles is to flush your brake fluid at the manufacturer's suggested intervals or every 30,000 miles. Introducing clean, new fluid will keep your brake caliper working like new. But if things don't work well with your caliper, consider replacing it immediately. But make sure to look for quality Mercedes Benz brake caliper that fit perfectly with your car's make.
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