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What Does Brake Fluid Do?

What Does Brake Fluid Do?

Brake fluid is an important part of your vehicle's braking system. It is a hydraulic fluid that helps to create the pressure necessary to make the brakes work as they should. Under high pressure and a high temperature, this fluid creates the force your brakes need. The brake fluid lies within the brake lines, and hydraulic pressure is created when you press on the brake pedal. This force causes the brake pad to press against the rotor, which in turns slows your wheels and stops your tires.  Here is the process of the brake system:  You press on the brake pedal The pedal in turn compresses a piston inside the brake caliper The compression of this process increases the brake line pressure and sends the brake fluid in motion The pressure of that brake fluid will cause the brake rotors to squeeze on the brake pads, which will then make contact with the wheels. This will eventually slow and stop the wheels.  When it comes to the type of brake fluid that your vehicle ... read more

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