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How Often Should You Change Brake Fluid?

How Often Should You Change Brake Fluid?

When it comes to car fluids, brake fluid is forgotten or not talked about enough. They think of brake pads or brake rotors, but those components would simply not work without brake fluid. This yellowish-clear liquid is pivotal for braking performance in hydraulic brake systems. Read on to learn more about what this fluid does, how to check it, and how often you need to change it.   Brake fluid flows throughout your enclosed primary braking system. The pressure of the fluid allows for smooth and effective braking. Therefore, when fluids run low or get contaminated, your braking power will diminish.    If you notice a loss in brake performance, the first thing you should check is your brake fluid. This essential vehicle fluid is different from other fluids. It is typically stored in a clear reservoir, so you don’t have to open the lid or use a dipstick. It is designed like this because brake fluid does not like exposure to air. If the fluid is low, dirty, or leak ... read more

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