The Mechanical Function of Brake Fluid

It's something that your mechanic checks on every inspection at every oil change: brake fluid. Have you ever wondered what the brake fluid does and why it's so important? If it's on every 22-point inspection, it must play a pretty integral role in the functioning of your brakes, right? It does, and here's exactly how.

When you push in the brake pedal, you set off a series of mechanical functions. When the driver depresses the brake pedal, the brake pedal depresses a piston which causes the brake fluid to move through the brake lines and thereby compress the rotors against the brake pads. If your brake fluid has become compromised because it has picked up moisture from the air, then your brakes might be compromised as well.

If you are interested in having your brake fluid tested, or you would like to know more about what you can do to maintain your brakes, come over to Randy Wise Ford Inc. and we'll be happy to do an inspection and have a talk to you about your vehicle.

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