Brake Fluid 101

Also commonly known as hydraulic fluid, brake fluid is an essential component of any vehicle's braking system. The various parts of the braking system will not operate without this fluid and the vehicle will not able to stop. The fluid delivers the force of the braking motion to the wheels and it is this pressure that stops the movement of the car.

Although the function and importance of brake fluid are easy to understand, there is a wide variety of fluids on the market today. The two primary types of brake fluid are glycol-based fluids and silicon-based fluids. The glycol fluids are further divided by grade level. It is imperative that you choose the right type of fluid for your braking system. We invite you to stop by Fox Mazda in Grand Rapids today to let us help you find the right brake fluid for your vehicle.
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