Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means it naturally attracts moisture from the atmosphere, usually through the brake master cylinder reservoir and/or permeable brake hoses.
When moisture increases the boiling point of the brake fluid lowers, possibly causing sluggish brake response or brake failure during:
· Panic stops.
· Stop-and-go driving.
· Downhill braking.
Moisture in the system can also contribute to brake component corrosion, possibly causing expensive repairs:
· An ABS brake assembly costs as much as $1,000.00
When moisture polluted brake fluid reaches very high temperatures an electrochemical effect makes the fluid very acidic. This will break down the steel lines and rubber hoses that can cause early failure of the cast iron and aluminum mechanisms in the brake system unit.
If you haven’t had your brake fluid flushed in the last 30,000 miles, it’s time you do. It pays to be safe!
Let one of our certified technicians perform this service today!