Do you really need to change your brake fluid?

Yes. Absolutely, you do.

We want to make sure you’re safe on the road. And one important way to do that is by getting your brakes serviced regularly. Specifically, you should change your brake fluid periodically.

Here’s why.

1. Brake line rust and corrosion:

When you push the brake pedal, the car slows down or stops due to the hydraulic pressure created by the brake fluid. But, over time, brake fluid can absorb moisture (water) from the air. Moisture in your brake fluid can lead to corrosion and rust in the brake lines and other components. That can cause leaks, which can lead to brake failure.

2. Brake fluid evaporation:

Another issue with moisture in your brake fluid is that it can cause the boiling point of the fluid to drop. This means that in hot conditions or when you’re doing a lot of heavy braking, the fluid can actually boil and turn to vapor. When that happens, you lose hydraulic pressure and your brakes won’t work as well. And that’s definitely not safe.
Brake Fluid

To keep your brakes safe and reliable, Be Good to Your Car™ and get your brake fluid changed periodically.

How often? Well, that depends on the manufacturer’s recommendations for your specific make and model. But generally speaking, every two years or so is a good rule of thumb.

When you get a brake service, the technician will flush out the old fluid and replace it with fresh, clean fluid. That’ll get rid of any moisture that’s built up, and it’ll restore the boiling point of the fluid to its proper level. Plus, they’ll check your brake pads and rotors or drums to make sure everything’s in good working order.

Vehicle maintenance can be a pain, but taking care of your brakes is really important. It’ll help keep you safe on the road and it’ll also save you money in the long run!


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