Should I have my brake fluid changed?
- January 4, 2017
- Autocare Service Q&A
- Posted by Jason Kircher
- Comments Off on Should I have my brake fluid changed?
Your brakes are clearly a vital part of your vehicle’s safety. The wear and tear of both summer and winter driving in Winnipeg, Manitoba is hash on your brake system to say the least. Many vehicle manufacturers recommend changing your brake fluid about every 2 years or roughly every 48,000 km.
What does brake fluid do? Brake fluid transfers the force of your foot pushing the brake pedal to the brake calipers and brake pads. If the fluid that is transferring that force is not maintained properly, your braking power will be greatly reduced.
How do I know if the fluid is still good? The easy way to tell is by the color. If the fluid is clear, then chances are it is ok. If the fluid has a black or rust color to it, then a flush is recommended.