Tip of the week
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