Brake Fluid Change

The Importance of Regular Brake Fluid Changes

Brake fluid is a critical component of a vehicle’s braking system, and it’s essential to maintain it regularly. Most manufacturers recommend changing the brake fluid every 2-3 years as an additional service item. This is because brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs moisture from the air over time. As the fluid becomes contaminated with water, its boiling point decreases, reducing its effectiveness and potentially leading to brake system failure.

Water contamination can cause the brake fluid to become corrosive, leading to the deterioration of the brake system’s components, such as the calipers, master cylinder, and brake lines. This can result in a spongy or soft brake pedal, reduced braking performance, and even the potential for brake failure. Regular brake fluid changes help to maintain the integrity of the braking system and ensure safe and reliable operation of the vehicle.

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