What Is Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is the key component that is crucial to applying the brakes in your car. This hydraulic-type fluid is a non-compressible substance, and when used in the brake system has the power to stop your car by applying force to all four brakes.

When you put your foot on the brake, this action (along with the help of the brake booster) compresses the brake fluid into pressing in the pistons inside the brake calipers. These brake caliper pistons compress the brake pads together with the brake rotors, allowing for your car to stop in a short period.

Taking care of your brake system is a vital part of keeping you safe, and your brakes in good shape. A simple check you can perform is to locate your brake fluid reservoir under the hood and shine a flashlight directly on to it, touching the light to the reservoir. What you are looking for is a light amber color and a healthy brake fluid level. If your brake fluid is dark in color or low on fluid, bring it to us at Fraser Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today for service!

Categories: Social