Whats the difference between brake rotors, pads and caliper?

Also, can brake rotors and brake pads be two different brands? And how do I know which is a good price and which is too high or too low? Autozone has some that are $54, $35, and even $21 or $19, does cheap mean worse in brakes? I am planning on changing my own brakes. Please give me some advice.

Asked By: Milan2007 - 12/7/2010
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There are many different manufacturers of brake pads, rotors and calipers, as well as hardware kits, wheel cylinders and shoes, just to name a few... More
Answered By: mustangsforever - 12/7/2010
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the cheapest price has only a 1 year warranty the most expensive price is warranty for as long as you own your car
Answered By: Roger - 12/7/2010
You can get the same quality parts at a Pep Boys or Auto Zone with a warranty against defects as long as you own the vehicle. Brake pad, rotors and calipers are what stops the car. The brake pads sit inside the calipers and the calipers sits around the brake rotor. Get a book and have a person with experience help... More
Answered By: Lemon Pro - 12/7/2010
From your questions, I'm afraid that you will need quite a bit of constructive help if you intend to do the brake job yourself. As a starter, get yourself a repair manual (Chilton or Haynes) available in any auto parts store and familiarize yourself with the brake system parts and procedure.
Answered By: Don S - 12/7/2010
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