Brake Safety: Check the Brake Fluid Integrity

Are you concerned about the performance of your brake fluid? If you are, you're not alone. Brake fluid must be changed on a regular basis to ensure that your brakes are working effectively. So how do you know if it's time to change your brake fluid? Well, first let's understand what the brake fluid does.

Essentially, brake fluid is part of a mechanical process in which the depressed brake pedal depresses a piston which compresses the brake fluid. The fluid then squeezes the rotors which compress the brake pads.

When the brake fluid becomes older, it begins to pick up moisture from the air. This compromises the integrity of the fluid. That is why many vehicles need to have the fluid changed every one to two years, although the exact time frame can vary depending on the vehicle.

If you're not sure if it's time to change the fluid for your brakes, come over to Milnes Ford Inc in Lapeer, MI and a mechanic will be happy to test your brake fluid.

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