What is Brake Fluid?

Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your car, and it's brake fluid that makes them work. Brake, or hydraulic, fluid is found in your brake lines. It delivers the force applied by your foot on the pedal to rotors that stop your wheels.

This fluid is key to you having a safe driving experience. There are several types of brake fluid. Your car's manufacturer has guidelines for whether a glycol or silicon based formulation should be used.

As your car ages, the fluid in your brake lines can deteriorate or become contaminated. When that happens, it's important to flush and replace it. This is a simple procedure. If you notice issues, let a qualified mechanic know as soon as possible.

If you live in Houston and have concerns about your brakes, contact the service department at DeMontrond Volvo Cars today. We'll happily provide an inspection and let you know what your braking system needs.

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