Maintaining Proper Brake Fluid Levels
Have you ever wondered, “how do brakes brake?” I’m sure you have, so let me break (tee hee) it down for you.
When you hit the brake pedal, hydraulic fluid is used to transfer force into pressure, which amplifies the braking force. This is why you can gently tap on the brake pedal and have a large braking effect. [Insert some math equation here].
Sometimes when you’re driving, something might happen where you have to hit the brakes HARD to stop yourself from hitting something or someone.
How to Keep Your Brake Fluid in CheckBrakes are kind of important, so you want to make sure your brakes are always in prime condition. Let’s talk about how to do that.
This means you want to make sure your brakes are always good to go. To do that, you’ll first want to check your owner’s manual to see what types of brake fluid is recommended for your car.
Next, keep an eye on your brake fluid reservoir to make sure it’s at the right level.
If you notice that your levels are always low, you probably have a slow leak. You should have this immediately checked by a mechanic. One thing you do not want to go out on you mid-drive is your brakes, for real.
One last thing you’ll also want to do is get your fluid flushed/replaced every other year. Keep those brakes on fleek, fam, so you don’t gotta worry about ‘em.
Follow these rules and your brakes will be as dependable as Queen Bey.