Brake fluid plays an important role in your car
Brake fluid, also known as hydraulic fluid, is responsible for moving the various components of your vehicles braking system. The brake fluid operates under high temperatures and high pressure and without it your car would not be able to stop. Imagine driving on the highway and you can’t apply your brakes. Brake fluid is a non-compressible substance that lies within brakes lines. This applies pressure to the wheels and ultimately slows or stops your movement. Here is a step-by-step and somewhat simplified look at how brake fluid works within a hydraulic brake system. The driver depresses the brake pedal. The pedal compresses a piston inside the brake caliper. This compression increases the pressure inside the brake lines and sends the brake fluid into motion. The pressure of the brake fluid then causes the brake rotors to squeeze down on brake pads, which then make contact with the wheels, slowing and eventually stopping wheel rotation and also the vehicle itself. It is very important to check hydraulic fluid and make sure your car as enough. This fluid can become infected by many factors, environmental factors and corrosion. So important you maintain your brakes like the calipers, pins and brake pads. Your brake system needs this fluid to work well. Suggested the fluid should be checked at every service but not necessarily changed unless your mechanic advises you to change. This is called a brake system flush. A flush ensures this system works efficiently and you drive safely on the road. “It’s not like the old days where one fluid, or one transmission fluid, worked in all makes and models. There are so many now that you have to be aware of, and different manufacturers have different recommendations. Always check your car specs.