WHY YOU SHOULD SERVICE YOUR BRAKE FLUID
Your brake fluid requires regular service because it becomes contaminated
How does moisture get into your brake fluid? Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which
means that it magnetically attracts and absorbs moisture from the atmosphere,
usually through the brake master cylinder reservoir and permeable brake hoses.
Moisture contamination lowers the boiling point of your brake fluid, so, even
under ordinary driving conditions, it could cause the fluid to boil and
release vapor into your brake system. When this vapor compresses inside the
system, you may find yourself facing one of the most dreaded driving crises a
dangerously low brake pedal or even no brake pedal!
Moisture contamination can also result in very costly repairs into the
thousands if you have ABS type brakes! When moisture contaminated brake fluid
reaches very high temperatures as much as 450 to 500 degrees an
electrochemical reaction makes the fluid highly acidic. The acid breaks down
the steel line and rubber hoses and can cause early failure of the cast iron
and aluminum components in your brakes.
Brake fluid contamination has become so much of a concern, some car
manufacturers have added brake fluid service to their required maintenance
schedules. Let our ASE certified technicians perform this important safety
service for you today.