Understanding the Importance of Brake Fluid

We all know how important brake fluid is, but you might be surprised to know exactly how it works. Brake fluid is most commonly thought of as simply a lubricant, but the truth is, it's the most important part of the braking system. And without it, you wouldn't be able to brake.

Brake fluid is also known as hydraulic fluid, and it's an apt description. What happens when you actually press on the brake, is that brake fluid is pressurized so that it delivers force to the rest of the braking system. The pressurized movement of the brake fluid forces the brake rotors to press upon the brake pads. And when these make contact with the wheels, the car begins to slow down until it eventually stops.

And this is why it's always important to stay on top of your brake fluid. After a time, brake fluid degrades and needs to be changed. Our dealership in Longmont will help you with any brake concerns you have, so visit us today!

 
 

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