STATE-OF-THE-ART BRAKE FLUID FOR SALE IN SOUTH AFRICA AT GREAT PRICE

At Sparesboyz we know that brake fluid is vital for the proper functioning of your car’s brake system – the most important safety component in your car. For this reason, when it comes to choosing which brake fluid to buy, do not compromise on the quality of the brake fluid. You can get premium quality brake fluid from Sparesboyz at a low price – the best of both worlds!

DOT 4 BRAKE FLUID FOR SALE AT SPARESBOYZ DURBAN AND CAPE TOWN BRANCHES.

Sparesboyz has DOT 4 brake fluid for sale in both their branches in Durban and Cape Town at a very reasonable price. DOT 4 brake fluid is a high-performing, high boiling, premium brake fluid best known for its outstanding quality. It is widely used in both the auto and cycle industry and is controlled by the standards set out by the Department of Transportation, DOT.

MEETING DOT SPECIFICATIONS

Brake fluids that don’t meet DOT specifications can speed up the deterioration of brake components over an extended period of time. The use of incorrect brake fluids can also lead to the malfunctioning of your ABS system, especially during colder weather.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOT 4 AND DOT 5.1 BRAKE FLUID

DOT 4 and DOT 5.1 are both glycol-based brake fluids and as such, they are compatible with each other. The main difference between these two brake fluids is in their boiling point temperatures (dry and wet) and viscosity (thickness) at low temperatures. Let’s unpack this to get a better understanding of brake fluid.

Dry boiling point refers to the boiling point when the fluid is brand new, has no moisture absorption, fresh from an unopened container. Whereas the wet boiling point is the boiling point with fluid that has absorbed 3.7% water by volume, usually after approximately 1-2 years of fluid use. Boiling point temperature is the temperature at which the brake fluid boils. The dry boiling point for DOT4 is over 230℃, and the low boiling point is over 155℃. Whereas the dry boiling point for DOT5.1 is over 260℃, and the low boiling point is over 180℃.

The DOT numbers indicate the boiling point of the brake fluid and categorize the fluids by engine size and use, for example:

DOT4 is for cars with larger-sized engines and/or for use with sports driving and is the most widely distributed brake fluid.

DOT5.1 is used in high-performance and heavy-duty applications and is also recommended for use in regions with cold climates due to its higher boiling point. It is also recommended for cars equipped with ABS since its viscosity enables the ABS system to work more consistently.

DIFFERENT DOT RATINGS CAN NOT BE MIXED

Important: Don’t mistake DOT 5.1 (glycol-based) with DOT 5 (silicone-based) – these two should never be mixed. In fact, DOT 5 should not be mixed with any of the other DOT brake fluids as the mixing of glycol with silicone fluid causes corrosion because of trapped moisture. Similarly, DOT 2 should not be mixed with any of the other DOT brake fluids.

WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR BRAKE FLUID?

It is always recommended to follow your car’s manufacturer’s recommendations – some say brake fluid replacement every 2 years is considered acceptable, others recommend every 3 years or 45 000 miles. Call Sparesboyz when you are ready for your brake fluid replacement and be sure to get the best brake fluid on offer today at the best price.