How old is your brake fluid?

Brake fluid is often topped off when the brake system is serviced, but not everyone knows that most vehicles today require the brake fluid to be flushed and completely changed every 2-3 years or 30,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended schedule for your vehicle.
 
“But I’m not having any problems, so why go to the expense of changing my brake fluid on a schedule?”
 
Over time, brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air. Even a well-maintained system will have water migrate in over time. The introduced moisture can cause corrosion of expensive brake components as the rust inhibitors in the brake fluid break down and lead to a buildup of deposits in the lines and hydraulics. The result is sticking calipers and wheel cylinders and seal damage. When the system is hot, the water can also boil, greatly reducing your braking effectiveness.
 
Protect your braking ability and safety and save yourself more expensive repairs down the road. Call today for an appointment for a brake system flush.
 
Source: ‘Auto Service Professional’

Written by Hillside Automotive

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