Drive Safely With the Correct Brake Fluid

Your vehicle needs brake fluid. When you press the brake pedal, brake fluid moves within the brake lines. The pressure affects the brake rotors and reduces the vehicle's speed. Brake fluid moves under extreme pressure and extreme temperatures. There are several types of brake fluids. Most brake fluids can be classified as glycol-based or silicone-based.

Vehicles that have anti-lock brakes typically use glycol-based fluids. Vehicles that do not have ABS technology use silicone-based fluids. If a vehicle without ABS technology has ever used a glycol-based fluid, silicone-based fluid cannot be used in the vehicle. Small traces of the glycol will remain in the brake lines and interact with the silicone-based fluid. If the brake warning light is illuminated on the dashboard, the brake fluid may need to be changed.

If your vehicle is requiring longer distances to stop, come visit our Bloomington service center. We can diagnose the issue and resolve the problem.

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