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What is Brake Fluid?

What is Brake Fluid?

Your vehicle needs many fluids to continue its everyday performance. One of those fluids includes your brake fluid, which is vital to the function of your braking system. Most manufacturers have a specific interval or timeframe of when you should top off that brake solution. However, you should do your best to monitor the fluid level and its condition regularly.    Brake fluid is a liquid that carries the pressure of your foot on the brake pedal down to the brake pads. While this solution is in a bound system, the lines that move the fluid from your tank to your brakes can become worn or damaged. Over time, they can also sometimes allow water, dust, or dirt to corrupt the fluid. As a result of the dirty fluid, it can make the whole braking process less effective. Regardless of whether your fluid is contaminated or not, brake fluid naturally breaks down over time. Drivers need to be more attentive to how their brakes perform, as old brakes can leave you at a higher risk of g ... read more