Brake Fluid Change

Reasons for changing your brake fluid

Brake fluid is is as vital to stopping a vehicle as engine oil is to keeping it going. You should get your’s regularly checked and replaced if necessary.

Here’s three good reasons to get your brake fluid checked

  1. It is ‘hygroscopic’ (a technical term for absorbing moisture) which can lead to brake failure if not properly maintained.
  2. As the fluid ages it can become contaminated with small particles, which causes the boiling point of the fluid to decrease, reducing braking efficiency.
  3. The braking process generates a lot of heat, which breaks down and wears away at the fluid. Again, this leads to your braking efficiency to be reduced.

Manufacturers recommend a fluid change 3 years from new and then every 24 months or 20,000 miles thereafter.