Brake Fluid Is More Important Than You Might Think

Brake fluid is what keeps your brakes working, and it's an incredibly important part of any car. But what exactly is it, and why is it so vital to your brakes?

Brake fluid, which is sometimes called hydraulic fluid, is a specialized fluid which provides the force behind your brakes. It's located in your brake line, and delivers the force of your pedal to your vehicle's brake rotors, then, in turn, your brake pads, and finally, your wheels. This is what causes your vehicle to slow or stop. Without that fluid, your brakes simply wouldn't function, which is why it's incredibly important to make sure that your fluid is replaced regularly and to use the right type of brake fluid to prevent degradation.

If you think that your brake fluid may need to be replaced, or if you'd simply like some help figuring out exactly which type of brake fluid is right for your vehicle, we at Bill Kidd's Volvo Cars would be glad to help you out, and we encourage you to stop by our Cockeysville service location.
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