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What is Brake Fluid’s Job in your Braking System?

Brakes issues can be caused by many different reasons

AAMCO Overland Park, KS  | 04/18/2015  | Auto Repair & Maintenance

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What is Brake Fluid’s Job in your Braking System?

What is Brake Fluid’s Job in your Braking System?

Your car's braking system is one of its' most important safety features. Brakes give you the ability to maintain the proper speed, they let you to stop when you need to and keep you a safe distance from other cars on the road. Your brakes may start having problems due to many different reasons.

Brake Fluid

Changing or adding brake fluid is not a normal routine maintenance item. having low brake fluid usually indicates that your vehicle needs some type of brake maintenance or repair or possibly the brake pads need to be replaced. People are often not sure of the cause of the issue, but proper working brakes are required for safe driving . Call the expert techs at AAMCO Overland Park if you are experiencing aby of the issues below:

Mushy Brakes

If you sense that your brakes feel “mushy” or that you are pumping them to get them to work effectively, this can be due to air bubbles that have been formed in the brake line. Bleeding the brake line can generally solve this issue. This task is a two-man job and should really be done professionally. If bleeding the brakes doesn’t fix the problem, then some type of brake repair is probably necessary.

A Drop in Brake Fluid Level

Did you notice a sudden drop in your brake fluid level? A sudden drop can mean a few different things: Either the brakes are worn out and are in need of replacing or it can be an issue with the braking system and you may require brake repair as soon as possible. On the contrary, if your brakes are still in great condition and no repairs are needed, the fluid may just simply be low.

How to Know When You Should Add Brake Fluid

You should only add brake fluid AFTER your brakes have been inspected to make sure they are not in need of some type of brake repair. Although, vehicle owners should always be aware of signs that indicate there may be a problem with the brake fluid or that their car may need brake repair, as brake fluid is critical to a car’s proper functioning.

Call the experts at AAMCO Overland Park if you are experiencing any issues with your brakes or have any questions regarding vehicle’s performance.

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