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Piston pusher: essential tool for repairing brakes

Brake pads don't last forever. Each time the pads of a disc brake system come into contact with the spinning rotor, they wear out. So, to repair your brakes, we offer you the piston pusher, it is an ideal tool for carrying out repair work on brake pads.

Why opt for a piston pusher?

The piston pusher allows you to:

  • Quick brake repair
  • Remove and replace brake pads easily
  • Work safely

What are the different types of piston pushers available on the market:

On the market you will find a wide range and different models of piston pushers:

  • Brake caliper piston pusher:

    When installing new brake pads on the vehicle, you may need to push back the caliper piston. The role of a brake caliper piston pusher is to retract the piston(s) into the caliper so that the brake pads can be easily removed and replaced. The piston cannot simply be pushed back into the caliper because it is threaded, like a screw, and needs to be reassembled. Although it is possible to use a pair of pliers to do this, it is not recommended. You can also damage the piston, caliper and your hands. The brake caliper tool usually fits over the piston at one end and has a handle at the opposite end that allows it to be rotated. As it rotates, the piston is wound back into the caliper.

  • Pneumatic piston pushback:

    The pneumatic piston pusher is an essential tool for pushing the brakes and changing the pads easily and quickly. If you want to change the brake pads of your car like a pro, do not hesitate to equip yourself with this tool. But this tool is more expensive than the manual piston pusher

  • Manual piston pusher

    This type allows you to push the pistons back but not in a fast way. Some force must be exerted on the crank for this tool to work.

How to choose a brake piston pusher?

On the market there is a wide range of piston pushers of various brands and models. So, it's not easy to make the right choice, is it? To help you, we call on you to take these criteria into account when buying a piston pusher to change the brake pads:

  • The brand: you have to choose a piston pusher from a brand known for its robustness

  • Price: choose a piston pusher available with better value for money

  • The match with your vehicle: choose a piston lifter that best suits your car.

If you want to use a piston pusher for different vehicles, the solution lies in buying a piston pusher box which contains several tools. This piston pusher box facilitates the repair of your brakes. Also, you can move it easily and keep your tools tidy.

Where to buy the best piston pusher? At meca24, of course!

Meca 24 offers a wide range of professional piston pushers. Discover online the Autobest brand piston resets available at the best value for money on meca24: