Where to Install your Caliper Covers
One of the main questions we get from customers is “where do we go to have our caliper covers installed?” and we typically send them to one of the three locations below. These stores can install your caliper covers without any problems, but if they do have any questions it is best to have them give us a call at 877-995-0003 and ask to speak with our tech to make sure it gets done properly that day.
We are currently working on setting up an Authorized Installer program that will have multiple options all over the US for installation that is guaranteed to be done properly at a standard/fixed cost, but for now, the list of places below can install your caliper covers with ease.
Top Places to Install Caliper Covers
Pep Boys (981 locations in the US)
Pep Boys is a safe bet because they are familiar with caliper covers since they are an authorized retailer already and caliper covers can be purchased on their website and in-store at some of their locations soon. They have been on board with us for years now and are very familiar with our product, but remember to give us a call or hop on our website if they have any questions during installation.
Firestone Complete Auto Care (more than 1600 locations in US)
I just recently had my brakes completely redone with Firestone and had a great discussion about caliper covers with the store manager and they are another solid choice, especially if you are having new brake pads installed or getting new calipers and can just add caliper covers into the mix since the wheels are already off. They have locations everywhere and do great work on brake calipers so they are quick to get the job done right.
What about a Car Dealership?
We are licensed with Ford, GM, Mopar, Honda and Acura so if your vehicle falls under these categories then you can always head over to your local dealership and once again, have them give us a call or hop on our website if they have any questions.
What to Watch Out For When Paying to Install Your Caliper Covers
1. Some mechanics, whether they work at one of the above places or are just a local mechanic will charge you for the install, then proceed to install them and then tell you that caliper covers are not safe, and then they will charge you to take them back off.
(Do Not Let This Happen To You)
TRUTH: Caliper Covers are officially licensed with Ford, GM, Mopar, Honda and Acura and have been through their rigorous testing to ensure safety at the highest standards. If the clips are rubbing on the rotor a bit, you can use a flathead screwdriver to bend them up and off the rotor in most cases. If there are any concerns, have the mechanic hop on our website with you or give us a call at 877-995-0003 and we will walk them through it.
2. Some Mechanics along the same lines will say that caliper covers will overheat your brakes and reduce the life of them.
TRUTH: They are made of aluminum, so rather than trapping heat in, they dissipate brake heat and reduce the overall heat by 15-30 degrees.
3. Anywhere that tries to charge you more than $200 to have them installed is overcharging and should be avoided unless it is the only option you have.
TRUTH: The charge for installing caliper covers should be no more than $100-$200 tops because it is a simple installation and the only real labor is taking the wheels off. Installing the caliper covers themselves will only take around 15 minutes total and taking the wheels off and on takes about 45 minutes. Our tech gets the job done in around 30 to 45 minutes.
Authorized Installers Coming Soon!
As stated above, we are currently working on an Authorized Installer program that will have locations across the US ready to install your caliper covers for a set price and ensure that it gets done properly and in a timely manner. This program will hopefully be up and running by 2019.
If you have any questions at all regarding installation please feel free to hop on our website and check out the installation page or give us a call at 877-995-0003 and we will take care of you.