Pressing the brake pedal inside your car activates a hydraulic system that eventually brings your car to a stop. As one of the most important safety systems in your vehicle, it’s absolutely crucial that your brakes work properly on every application. To ensure your brakes operate smoothly and slow your car reliably, the system requires clean brake fluid. Through timely inspections and servicing, America’s Auto Care & Tire will keep your brakes working well with scheduled brake fluid exchanges.
Friction material on the brake pads or shoes squeezes against rotors or drums and the resulting drag causes your vehicle to decelerate. That’s due to fluid pressure inside the lines that run from the engine compartment to each wheel.
The brake fluid not only performs the role of hydraulic fluid -- it also prevents corrosion from the inside of the lines and absorbs moisture that can enter the system.
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning that it absorbs water molecules. While it’s an important function, the fluid can become saturated with moisture. When that happens, the brake fluid can boil in the lines under high-performance conditions or stop-and-go traffic, leading to brake fade, a spongy pedal, and longer stopping distances. As well it’s no longer able to protect the brake system from corrosion inside.
A brake fluid exchange removes the old, moisture-laden fluid from all the lines, the proportioning valve, calipers, and reservoir. It’s then filled with new, clean fluid that matches your vehicle’s specifications. Your braking performance is restored and your brake system is protected once again, all from a routine maintenance item that should be performed every 2 years or 24,000 miles, or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
No matter how large or small, America’s Auto Care is fully capable to complete all your vehicle maintenance and repairs. When we perform your brake fluid exchange, your complete braking system including pads, rotors, and calipers are inspected for thickness and condition. We use the correct grade of brake fluid for your vehicle - DOT 3, DOT 4, or DOT 5.1 - to ensure your brakes function as they should without question.
To give you the peace of mind you deserve, we back all our work with a hassle-free peace of mind warranty. Trust America’s Auto Care & Tire for your brake and fluid maintenance today.