Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
One of the components of the vehicle's hydraulic braking system is the caliper. This working mechanism ensures that the pads are firmly pressed against the brake disc. And after releasing the brake pedal, a working caliper relieves pressure on the pads, allowing the wheel to spin unhindered. To prevent jamming or jamming during braking, the caliper must be serviced periodically. When the rubber bands wear out or the piston gets rusty, it's time to buy a repair kit. Products of a dozen brands are presented on the domestic market, but not all of them are worthy of attention. Our experts will help you choose the best products based on price, reliability and durability.
Repair kit composition. Different manufacturers offer their own set of parts for caliper restoration. Most often, motorists find in packaging:
- sealing elements;
- adjusting screws;
- retaining rings;
How to choose a repair kit? Before choosing a repair kit, it is necessary to disassemble the caliper and make a defect. After that, you can determine the list of items that should be in the package. Alternatively, there can be a selection of a repair kit from the markings on the caliper if scheduled maintenance is expected.
Design features of the calipers. There are two types of calipers used in modern cars.
- The floating caliper mechanism is equipped with one or two pistons located on one side of the disc. When the brake is pressed, the piston extends and abuts against the pad, after which the caliper begins to move along the guides until both pads are pressed against the disc. Such mechanisms are usually installed in the front of vehicles.
- The fixed structure does not move during braking. In it, two or four pistons are located on opposite sides of the disc. They extend at the same time, pressing the pads against the disc. This type of caliper is inferior to the floating mechanism in terms of ease of repair and price.
We have selected the 5 best manufacturers of caliper repair kits for review. All of them implement their mechanisms in the Russian trade network. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the magazine listened to the opinion of experts and took into account the reviews of domestic motorists.
Rating of the best manufacturers of caliper repair kits
|Rating of the best manufacturers of caliper repair kits||1||Seiken||5.0|
The history of Seiken dates back to 1933. This major Japanese manufacturer of brake components is headquartered in Tokyo and has a production site in Shizuoka. The concern has branches in America, Europe and Russia. The brand's products are famous for their high quality. Experts believe that the manufacturer managed to achieve success due to a high-tech research base and the use of modern materials. Seiken auto parts complete their cars Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Honda. The brand becomes the winner of our review.
Russian car craftsmen pay attention to the perfect processing and fit of all parts in the repair kit. Therefore, there are no problems with operation. After the restoration of the calipers, the brakes of car owners serve regularly for many years.
- high quality;
- perfect fit;
- precision casting;
- not found.
The Spanish company Seinsa Autofren has been in the automotive components market since 1972. The manufacturer has accumulated a wealth of experience in the field of rubber elements for brake systems. The company surprised the experts with its innovative developments, which allows it to be a leader in Europe. Product supplies are not limited to European countries, caliper repair kits can be purchased in America, Japan and Russia. Among the brand's partners, one should highlight such auto giants as Mercedes Benz, VW and Mitsubishi. Thanks to a strict control system at every stage of production, only high-quality products are sent to retail chains.
Users in the reviews confirm the high quality of Seinsa repair kits, they are satisfied with the affordable prices. Of the minuses, it is noted that there is no special lubricant in the kit.
- high quality;
- affordable price;
- a wide range of;
- long service life.
- no grease included.
Another Spanish brand made it to the top three in our review. Frenkit has been working in the auto parts market for over 15 years. The main activity of the company is the production of repair kits for hydraulic brake systems. The catalog contains products for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The quality of parts meets the requirements of the ISO 9.001-2.008 standard, which is quite satisfactory for many car factories in Europe and Japan. The manufacturer is constantly developing new models, thanks to which it successfully competes in the world market.
Domestic motorists have extensive experience in using Frenkit caliper repair kits. They are satisfied with the affordable price, good casting and elasticity of the material. It is a pity that the anthers crack quickly.
- affordable price;
- high-quality casting;
- elastic material;
- exact dimensions.
- anthers crack quickly.
The German company Febest has chosen an unusual specialization. It entered the market in 1999 under the motto “German practicality for Japanese cars”. In the catalog you can find caliper repair kits for rare Japanese cars Mark II, Cedric, Avenir, Skyline, as well as some Korean models. Since 2007, the company has been seriously engaged in the Russian and CIS market. The catalog was translated into Russian, an electronic search engine was created. The experts put the brand in fourth place for the average product quality.
Users confirm the unstable quality of Febest repair kits. Anthers on the caliper fail especially quickly. But the brand often helps out when it is difficult to find spare parts for exclusive car models. In addition, the manufacturer can be praised for the low prices.
- rich assortment for Japanese and Korean cars;
- low prices;
- Russian language support;
- simple search.
- unstable quality.
The Spanish brand ERT appeared in 2001. At this time, Europe experienced a shortage of automotive components. The manufacturer quickly managed to increase volumes and expand its business. The range of the brand is limited to repair kits for hydraulic brake systems and rubber elements. All products are of high quality, which is confirmed by international certificates. The company has organized strict control, so defective products rarely end up in the distribution network. The experts gave the manufacturer the fifth place in our review for short-lived anthers.
Domestic users are satisfied with the quality of the repair kits, although there are complaints about the anthers. But the limited assortment prevents the brand from gaining popularity in our country.
- high quality;
- exact dimensions;
- good equipment;
- high-quality casting.
- high prices;
- short-lived anthers.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.