What You Should Know About Brake Fluid

Brake fluid can also be called hydraulic fluid. It is a substance that lies in the brake lines and helps your vehicle's braking system function. Your vehicle's brake fluid should be drained and changed on a regular basis to ensure your brakes are in optimal condition. When your vehicle doesn't have enough brake fluid, it will not be able to stop when you press your foot on the brake pedal. Here is further information about your brake fluid.

There are a variety of brake fluids, but the two main types are silicone-based or glycol-based. Glycol-based brake fluids are classified by grade and typically used on vehicles that have an Anti-lock Brake System. Cars without ABS technology use silicone-based brake fluid. Every car has different maintenance needs, which is why you should use your owner's manual as a guide to let you know how often your brake fluid needs to be changed. You can also speak with one of our friendly service technicians.

When your vehicle needs service, be sure to stop by our service center at Michael Hohl Honda in Carson City.



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