How Brake Fluid Helps Your Vehicle

At Honda of Hayward, we want to help you keep your vehicle in the best possible condition. Brake fluid, or hydraulic fluid, is a vital substance that helps your braking system function properly. It is found in the brake lines, and without brake fluid, you wouldn't be able to stop your vehicle when you apply the brakes. To find out more about brake fluid, read further.

Brake fluid is either glycol-based or silicon-based, but which one should you use for your vehicle? Silicon-based brake fluid is typically recommended for vehicles that don't have Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS), and brake fluid that is made with glycol is preferable for automobiles with ABS technology. How often should you have your brake fluid changed? Most individuals get the brake fluid changed every few years, but it is best if you speak with one of our service technicians and refer to your owner's manual to see what the manufacturer advises.

Be sure to contact our service center next time you need your vehicle's brake fluid changed.

 

 

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