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Brake Caliper Facts Quiz
by Staff
Brake calipers are essential to your car's ability to stop. Brake calipers squeeze the brake pads against the surface of the brake rotor to slow or stop the vehicle. How knowledgeable are you on brake calipers?

What is the job of a brake caliper?

  • To control brake lines
  • To create friction with the rotors
  • To control brake fluid

The loss of brake power as a result of gas build-up inside a brake drum is called:

  • Brake fade
  • Brake lock
  • None of the above

How many types of calipers are there?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 2

Which type of calipers move in and out relative to the rotor and have one or two pistons only on the inboard side of the rotor?

  • Floating calipers
  • Fixed calipers
  • Greased calipers

Which type of caliper doesn't move?

  • Fixed calipers
  • Floating calipers
  • Greased calipers

Which type of calipers are more expensive?

  • Fixed calipers
  • Floating calipers
  • Greased calipers

What is the job of a brake caliper tool?

  • To retract the piston from the caliper
  • To loosen the bolts on the caliper
  • To drain the brake fluid

How do you know when floating calipers need to be serviced?

  • When the pins on the side begin to stick
  • When the caliper cracks
  • The pins start to rust

Where do front calipers attach on a motorcycle?

  • the fork
  • the frame
  • All of the above

How is the stopping power of a caliper determined?

  • By its clamping force
  • By its friction pressure
  • By the heat it generates