Tip of the week

George Herald - Auto Dealer - - News -

Few mo­to­ris­ts con­si­der chan­ging their bra­ke fluid, but ma­ny mo­tor ma­nu­fac­tu­rers re­com­mend it be re­pla­ced e­very two y­e­ars or so.

This is be­cau­se bra­ke fluid ab­sorbs wa­ter va­pour from the air. The mo­re wa­ter the bra­ke fluid con­tains, the lo­wer its boi­ling point.

This can re­sult in pre­ma­tu­re bra­ke f­a­de w­hen the bra­kes are sub­jected to he­a­vy use, such as w­hen des­cen­ding a moun­tain pass, es­pe­ci­al­ly w­hen to­wing a ca­ra­van or trai­ler.

If you are unsu­re how fre­quent­ly your bra­ke fluid should be chan­ged, con­sult your ve­hi­cle’s o­w­ner’s ma­nu­al or speak to a me­cha­nic. A ve­hi­cle’s bra­kes are sa­fe­ty­cri­ti­cal and should al­ways be kept in tip-top con­di­ti­on.

Tip cour­te­sy of B­rid­ges­to­ne

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