Why is brake fluid important to your braking system?
Brake fluid requires changing as it is hydroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture. Over time this will will lessen the effectiveness of the brake fluid. Moisture in the brake system will cause brake lines to rot from the inside out and will also damage brake callipers. Water contamination will also lower the boiling point of the brake fluid which is very dangerous as vapour pockets can form leading to brake failure.
When should brake fluid be changed?
We recommend changing the brake fluid every two years .A brake fluid change is often overlooked, so much so that many of the cars we service for the first time we recommend a fluid change. Some more modern cars will have a reminder on the dash. We also have a simple test to check the moisture content.
For more information on how to maintain your car, call James and Laurie here at Imaal Auto Services