WHAT EXACTLY IS BRAKE FLUID?

February 29th, 2020 by

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that is crucial to the operation of your braking system. Without a sufficient amount of brake fluid, you will not have the power to stop your vehicle unless you use the emergency brake. It is a good idea to have your brake fluid serviced approximately every couple of years to ensure good brake function.

What Exactly Does Brake Fluid Do?

When you press down on the brake pedal brake fluid is moved through its lines to compress the brake piston at each brake caliper. This squeezes the brake pads into the spinning brake discs allowing the vehicle to stop.

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