What is the Purpose of Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is an important part of your car's braking system. It lies in the brake lines and should be changed on a regular basis because moisture can cause it to degrade over time. Moreover, you should also be sure that your vehicle has an adequate amount of brake fluid because you won't be able to stop your vehicle (when you apply the brakes) if you don't have enough brake fluid in your brake lines. Read further to learn more about the importance of brake fluid.

Brake fluid is typically made with a silicone base or a glycol base. The type of brake fluid your vehicle needs will depend on if it has an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). Vehicles with this feature will probably use a glycol-based brake fluid, and cars without an ABS will typically use a silicone-based brake fluid. Be sure to reference your owner's manual or speak with one of our service technicians to determine how often it should be drained and replaced.

If your vehicle is in need of service, schedule an appointment at our service center at Redding Kia in Redding, CA.

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