Staying on top of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule is important for several reasons. One is because you want to extend the life of your vehicle as long as possible. And when it comes to maintaining your brakes, you want to make sure they are operating properly to keep you as safe as possible. The best way to accomplish both is to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations from your vehicle owner’s manual and keep up with your brake fluid maintenance. Here’s what you need to know about the process.
The Unique Property Of Brake Fluid
Hydroscopic is a unique property of brake fluid and it means that the fluid will absorb water from the atmosphere over time. When this happens, it can lead to a number of contaminants getting in and corrosion could occur as a result. Corrosion inside a brake system can cause a variety of problems, with the most significant one being the ABS system. If the ABS system develops corrosion, the brakes could fail and you could be driving unsafely as a result.
Why A Brake Flush Should Be Performed Regularly
You should be able to find how often the manufacturer of your vehicle recommends flushing your brake fluid by reading the owner’s manual. The standard is usually every two years or 24,000 miles. When you get a brake fluid flush, you’ll be able to feel the benefits immediately the next time you drive the vehicle. The brake pedal will be firmer and more responsive, which can give you more confidence behind the wheel.
Drive Safer And Keep Your Car Longer
A brake job may be needed alongside the brake fluid flush, but this isn’t always the case. At DeBoer’s Auto, we will go around the vehicle to remove all of the existing brake fluid and replace it with brand new fluid. Doing so will activate the Valvoline VPS warranty, which varies depending on how many miles you have on your vehicle. But you will have some peace of mind knowing you are covered in the event of a breakdown.
DeBoer’s Auto is here to ensure your vehicle is always running at the highest efficiency levels possible. Your brakes are some of the most important components of your vehicle for obvious reasons and they should be taken care of accordingly. For more tips like this or to schedule your brake fluid flush, contact us today.