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Is the Condition of My Brake Fluid Important to Brake Performance?

Is the Condition of My Brake Fluid Important to Brake Performance?

If you step on the brake pedal, hydraulic fluid rushes to your brakes, acting as the main component of your automobile's braking system. The rotors attached to the wheel hubs are later pressed into service and slow down your vehicle. Brake fluid can deteriorate or become contaminated over time, affecting brake performance. What is Brake Fluid? Experts say that brake fluid amplifies the stopping power of braking systems by converting force into pressure. Hydraulic brake systems use brake fluid. If hydraulic brakes get utilized on a vehicle, it's essential that the braking fluid is sufficient. Brakes may not function without enough brake fluid. Having defective brakes can have disastrous results. If the alarm on your car sounds or if you feel your brakes spongy or loose when driving, you should have your vehicle serviced. What does it mean that brake fluid is hygroscopic? Even when the brakes aren't on, moisture can penetrate through brake lines and brake fluid reservoirs ... read more

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