Is the fluid in your brake master cylinder reservoir too low? Did you know that moisture makes brake fluid deteriorate and cause your brakes not to work at all?
There are many reasons why your car or truck may be pulling to one side as you drive. If it’s because of a brake fluid leak, that would mean the remaining fluid is contaminated. This is a problem that shouldn’t go ignored. If you’re not changing brake fluid when recommended, you risk brake failure due to contamination, which leads to deterioration. If you can’t do the complete brake fluid flush yourself, you can do the next best thing – a fluid swap at Valvoline Express Care Brampton.
Brakes repair Brampton: do I need to change my brake fluid?
Good question. It all starts when the driver press on the brake pedal. If your brakes are hard to push, you have a problem. This means the brake fluid creates pressure which act against the rotors, bringing them in contact with the wheels. In doing so, it makes the car slow down and stop completely. As you well know, stopping a car produces a large amount of friction, so brake fluid delivers lubrication to all of the braking components as well. Because it works at high temperatures, your brake fluid will pick up contaminates (moisture, air and sludge) that reduce braking efficiency overtime. If there is not enough fluid in the system, then this will not happen.
You’re in safe hands with brakes repair Brampton. Our automotive specialists are here to reassure you that flushing the brake fluid out and bleeding the system so no air is locked is a pretty easy job. And one that can be done as part of your regular maintenance on your car.
Brakes repair Brampton – our recommendation
At brakes repair Brampton, we understand that if you don’t know anything about brake fluid, it can be a little bit intimidating. All you need to do is check your vehicles owner’s handbook. That being said, always use a fluid recommended that is listed (do not use silicone based brake fluids if your car needs regular brake fluid) in the owners’ manual.
Get your brakes flushed every 2 years at brakes repair Brampton
This includes a visual inspection of your brake fluid and a complete overview of the whole vehicle. Our technicians will remove the existing fluid, reduce moisture, and replace it with new, clean fluid. Better yet, we ensure brakes are at correct level and protect the brake fluid system from moisture and other debris.
Like all brake fluid, it needs to be clear or translucent. If the fluid is black or has a burnt smell, the vehicle may have internal damage. If you are experiencing issues with your brakes, come by brakes repair Brampton. We will be happy to assist you on your vehicle’s specific needs.
Be proactive with brakes repair Brampton
As your car’s most important safety feature, your brake system should never be neglected. A spongy or dropping brake pedal is a sure sign of a problem in the hydraulic system. The worst case scenario? If your brakes don’t work, it can reduce your ability to stop on the road (possibly leading to an accident).
Don’t let low brake fluid problems grow into something much bigger, and more serious. Replacing your brake fluid at brakes repair Brampton is the best way to keep your vehicle running great so you can remain safe while driving.