What Does Brake Fluid Do for Your Car's Brakes?

You may often hear about checking your car's fluid levels, and brake fluid is one of them, but what does brake fluid do for its brakes?

Auto brakes are powered pneumatically. When you step on the brake pedal, brake fluid is pumped into cylinders that actuate calipers. The calipers hold brake pads that clamp down on the rotors on your car's wheels. The friction this creates slows your vehicle to a stop. It wouldn't be possible to use the amount of force required to quickly stop an automobile without a brake system that used brake fluid.

Here at Mtn. View Ford Lincoln, our professional service technicians are ready to check your car's brake fluid and take care of any problems it may have, whether it's a slow leak or time for a brake fluid exchange.

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