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Brake fluid flush

Brake fluid flush If the shop recommends a brake fluid flush, here’s what you should know Why does the brake fluid need to be flushed? Brake fluid doesn’t last forever. Once its anti-corrosive additives wear out, internal corrosion sets in. Plus, brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it has an affinity to absorb water. Water in the brake fluid can reduce braking power as it heats to the boiling point and creates steam. That can happen during long hard stops like mountain roads. Water and brake fluid isn’t compressible, but steam … Read More


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