What is Brake Fluid?

If you want to keep your automobile in optimal condition, it can help to have a basic understanding of what it takes to help your vehicle run correctly. Brake fluid, which is also known as hydraulic fluid, is what helps the many components of the braking system function properly. There are different types of brake fluid, and every type of brake fluid will need to be changed at different intervals to ensure your brakes run smoothly. Let's look at the different types of brake fluid and how often they may need to be changed.

The two primary types of brake fluid are glycol-based and silicon-based. In most cases, glycol-based brake fluids are used in vehicles with Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS), and silicon-based brake fluids are used on vehicles without ABS. While most service technicians recommended changing your vehicle's brake fluid once a year, it is best to reference your owner's manual for the brake fluid changing schedule.

Next time you need your vehicle's brake fluid changed, stop by our service center at Holler Honda.



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