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When to flush brake fluid

When should you flush brake fluid Some car makers say you should flush brake fluid every two years. Here’s why. Brake fluid is hygroscopic, so it absorbs water. Water in brake fluid reduces its boiling point and that reduces your braking ability. Brake fluid also contains anti-corrosive additives and those wear out over time. Your shop says brake fluid looks dark Brake fluid flushes usually come up when the shop lets you know that your brake fluid looks dark. But bobody can determine the condition of your brake fluid with  … Read More

What’s the best motor oil to use

How to choose the best motor oil for your vehicle You’ll see lots of claims synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your engine. But it costs more, and if synthetic motor oil isn’t specified by the carmaker, do you really need to spend the extra money? I’ll give you the pros and cons of each to help you decide what’s the best motor oil for your vehicle. This article is just one in a series. If you’d like to know more about oil click on the links below. … Read More


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