BRAKE CALIPER COVERS
Caliper covers hide the brakes and protect your wheels
You’ve invested in new larger diameter wheels and low ride tires for your vehicle. Unfortunately, these upgrades also make your brake calipers visible. While these components of the braking system are crucial to helping you stop and slow down they aren’t much to look at. Rusty brake calipers can detract from the overall appearance of your vehicle and defeat the purpose of investing in stylish wheels and tires. You have two options; painting them or concealing them with caliper covers. Painting is a time intensive job and isn’t a permanent solution. Caliper covers are simple to install and completely camouflage a necessary but unattractive aspect of your ride.
Before you can paint brake calipers they first have to be cleaned. It is also recommended that you remove them from the vehicle before painting. Even if you do everything right there is no guarantee that the finished product is going to look the way you want it to. Plus, if it isn’t done correctly the paint can interfere with the caliper doing the job it was designed to do by causing problems with how they interact with the brake pads. With a cover, you can save time while accomplishing the goal of keeping your brake calipers out of sight. You can also be sure that your brakes will continue to operate when you need them.
Brake calipers covers are easy to install. Even if you aren’t handy with tools, you should have no trouble attaching these durable covers or removing them when it is time to get your brakes serviced. Given their functionality, you might expect caliper covers to be visually unappealing. In fact, they enhance the look of your vehicle. Caliper covers come in several different colors and even custom logos.
Besides concealing unattractive calipers, these covers can shield your custom wheels from brake dust helping to preserve their appearance. More importantly. you can extend the life of your calipers by reducing their temperature by 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit. By acting as a heat sink, the covers pull heat away from the calipers. This extends the life of these vital components of your car’s braking system and saves you money.
There are other options when it comes to hiding your vehicles calipers but none make as much sense as installing a set of caliper covers. They look great, they’re easy to install and they can ensure a longer life for your calipers. Before you go to the time and expense of painting, try these tough, effective covers instead. You won’t be disappointed.