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Frequently asked questions about Volvo brake caliper repair & services

Read our answers to questions about brake caliper repair costs, symptoms and more.

What does a brake caliper replacement on my Volvo involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the brakes and establish if there is a problem with one or several of the brake calipers.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the brake caliper.
  • Mechanic will advise if other parts of the braking system need replacing too.
  • Mechanic will bleed the brake system.
  • Mechanic will top up the brake fluid.
  • Mechanic will test drive the car and inspect the brake system again.
  • Mechanic will make adjustments if necessary.

What are the symptoms of a bad Volvo brake caliper?

Some of the symptoms of a failing brake caliper are:
* When the car pulls to the right or left under braking.
* From an MOT failure or advisory note regarding brake imbalance.
* If your brake pedal begins to gradually get softer (less resistance)
* If the fluid level in your brake fluid reservoir drops.
* You notice brake fluid on the rims of your wheels.
* If a mechanic advises you of damage to the predictive boot during a brake pad change.

How long does it take to replace a caliper on my Volvo?

On average a brake caliper replacement will usually take 1 hours, but can take anywhere from under 1 hour to 2 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a range of factors. For example, your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should you replace Volvo brake calipers?

Whilst there is no set lifespan, the most common cause of caliper issues is due to the rubber boot that protects the piston splitting or getting a cut in it from road debris or simply age. Once this occurs, water and grit will etch into the pistons surface and cause pitting, which can lead to the piston getting stuck or the rubber seal that prevents the hydraulic fluid leaking out becoming worn.

What happens when a caliper goes bad on my Volvo?

If you experience any of the symptoms listed, you must act immediately as the braking system is vital to your safety. Therefore it is imperative to get this checked by a technician so they can rule out other causes such as unevenly worn brake pads, discs, suspension faults and tyre wear. Only then should the expense of replacing a brake caliper be considered.

How can I extend the lifetime of my Volvo brake calipers?

In reality there is not a lot you can do to prevent cuts and ageing of the caliper piston protection boot. However, if you are advised that it has been subject to damage, maybe by a mechanic during a brake pads change for example, then it is sometimes possible to have the boot replaced if there has been little or no water ingress at that point.

What causes Volvo brake calipers to break?

Brake calipers may get damaged when a car is driven with brake pads that are worn-out or with warped discs.

It is also quite common for the brake caliper to "stick" or hang and this can happen because:
* Lack of lubrication or build up of debris
* Build up of rust
* Seized piston
* Brake fluid leak
* Abrupt temperature changes

What is the average life of Volvo brake calipers?

A brake caliper is a durable brake component that is designed to last as long as the vehicle or up to even 100,000 miles. However, there are several factors that can shorten the lifespan of brake calipers so it's important to get them checked if you suspect any brake problems while driving.

Can local garages offer home collection and delivery for Volvo brake caliper repair?

Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a brake caliper repair on your Volvo. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a brake caliper repair on your Volvo.

Can mobile mechanics do Volvo brake caliper repair at my home or office?

Yes, mobile mechanics can do a brake caliper repair at your home or office on your Volvo, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Volvo brake caliper repair cost?

The cost for a Volvo brake caliper repair depends on the model of your Volvo. See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

Name Average Cost
Volvo 240 £275 Get exact price
Volvo 940 £243 Get exact price
Volvo C30 £310 Get exact price
Volvo C70 £253 Get exact price
Volvo S40 £298 Get exact price
Volvo S60 £292 Get exact price
Volvo S70 £233 Get exact price
Volvo S80 £282 Get exact price
Volvo V40 £293 Get exact price
Volvo V50 £307 Get exact price
Volvo V60 £294 Get exact price
Volvo V70 £339 Get exact price
Volvo XC60 £577 Get exact price
Volvo XC70 £579 Get exact price
Volvo XC90 £337 Get exact price

Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a brake caliper repair, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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