- Brake fluid is ‘hygroscopic’ (a technical term for absorbing moisture) which can lead to brake failure if not properly maintained.
- As brake fluid ages it can become contaminated with small particles, which causes the boiling point of the fluid to decrease, reducing braking efficiency.
- The braking process generates a lot of heat, which breaks down and wears away at your brake fluid. Again, this leads to your braking efficiency to be reduced.
Manufacturers recommend a brake fluid change 3 years from new and then every 24 months or 20,000 miles thereafter.
It is as vital to stopping a vehicle as engine oil is to keeping it going.