Brake Fluid: All You Need to Know

Your vehicle's brake fluid, which is also called hydraulic fluid, is an essential substance that helps your braking system run properly. To keep your braking system in optimal condition, the brake fluid should be drained and changed on a routine basis. Without brake fluid, a vehicle wouldn't be able to stop when pressure is applied to the brake pedal. You can find out more about brake fluid by reading the content below.

There are two types of brake fluid that are silicone-based and glycol-based. Glycol-based brake fluid is manufactured by grade and is typically used on vehicles that have Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS). Silicone-based brake fluid is usually used on vehicles that don't have ABS. Your vehicle's owner's manual can give you an idea of how often it needs to be changed, and you can also speak with a service technician about when to change the brake fluid.

We welcome you to stop by our service center at DCH Tustin Acura when you need to have your vehicle's brake fluid changed.



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