As of 2015, the average cost in the United States to repair brake calipers on car ranges from $200 to $370, according to Repair Pal. Calipers may require a diagnostics to complete the repair, which may increase the overall cost.
The reason caliper replacement includes a labor price is because it involves raising the vehicle, bleeding the brake system and replacing the assembly.
Different vehicles vary in how the caliper is removed. Some require special tools, while others are held in place with two bolts and a brake cable. However, once the brake caliper is replaced, the shop will also have to bleed the system. This means the hydraulic fluid will have to be flushed in order to remove any air bubbles that can cause the brake pedals to lose their firmness.