Our car maintenance tips and tricks
Jul 21

What is Brake Fluid and when should it be replaced?

Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid used in hydraulic brake and hydraulic clutch applications in vehicles. It primarily plays a vital role in your car’s braking system by performing the operation of transferring the force created when a driver presses the brake pedal directly onto the wheel hub.

Gradually, over a certain period of time, brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air, which will eventually lead to the fluid getting degraded and not function properly. Which is why, it is absolutely necessary to routinely drain the oil fluid out and replace it with new fluid in order for the brake fluid to function at optimum level. Get your vehicle to Smart Mechanics in Bishops StortfordExpert technicians in Harlow carry out a thorough diagnosis of your car’s brake system. 
. Our expert technicians will check out your brake fluid and other vital  brake system components, and make recommendations based on the diagnosis they carry out. 

Signs of Low Brake Fluid

  • Oily Puddle under the car
  • Soft Pedal
  • Check Engine Light is ON
  • Brake pedal responds more slowly

If you notice any of the above warning signs then it’s best advised to bring your car to a vehicle repair shop near you. Brake fluid is crucial to the safe operation of your vehicle which is why brake fluid should be a part of your periodic maintenance routine in order to ensure your safety on the road and everyone around you. 

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