Benefits of Exchanging Defective Brake Fluid
A brake fluid exchange service provides two benefits. First, it enables a certified technician to inspect the brake system and ensure everything is working properly. Second, it trades old, contaminated fluid for fresh, new fluid. This keeps the brake lines healthy and everything functioning the way it should.
Brake Fluid Absorbs Water That Contaminates It
In particular, brakes are subject to moisture contamination. You might not think that a little water in the brake fluid could be so terrible, but the long-term implications are severe. When enough moisture penetrates the brake lines, a few bad things happen. For starters, the boiling point of the brake fluid decreases, and water will boil within the brake lines. This makes the brake fluid a poor hydraulic as the water vapor can compress under pressure.
Contaminated Brake Fluid Invites Damages
The moisture can corrupt other parts of the brake system after the brake fluid goes. It can corrode the lines, calipers, and will ultimately reduce stopping power and safety. If you push the brake pedal and it feels spongy or needs to be pushed closer to the floorboard to stop, it is time for a brake system inspection to get to the bottom of the problem.