Brake calipers

Tiny
OJSMOKEY
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  • 2014 HONDA CIVIC
  • 1.6L
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 50,000 MILES
Hi. We are having the brake disc and pads changes on our car (14 plate Honda Civic 50,000 miles). While changing the brakes, the garage have said that the piston boot on the rear caliper has just shredded. Is this to be expected or is the garage at fault?
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Saturday, August 20th, 2016 AT 4:32 AM

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Tiny
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I doubt it is the garages fault, something got in there to tear the boot up. The only way to fix it is to rebuild it or put a rebuilt caliper on. Otherwise water gets between the piston and caliper and freezes up so the brakes no longer work on that wheel.
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Saturday, August 20th, 2016 AT 5:57 AM
Tiny
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Thanks. I thought this would be the case, but it is good to have confirmation.
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Saturday, August 20th, 2016 AT 9:25 AM
Tiny
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Please let us know how it goes so it will help others
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Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 AT 9:17 AM

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