Is Brake Fluid Important?

Brake fluid is the substance that applies the pressure that slows down your vehicle whenever you press the brake pedal. It usually sits inside your vehicle's brake lines, and it flows to the brake rotors when the pedal is depressed. The pressure from this fluid causes the rotors to squeeze down on brake pads, which in turn make contact with the wheels and slows them to a stop.

Over time, brake fluid becomes compromised by moisture that it absorbs from the air and begins to lose its effectiveness. This is why most auto mechanics recommend draining all of your brake fluid and replacing it every one to two years, although that time frame will vary from one vehicle to the next.

Your vehicle's manual will give you a better idea of when you should change your brake fluid. Otherwise, bring your vehicle to our Volvo service shop in Evansville as soon as you believe that you have a problem with your brakes.

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