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When To Change Brake Fluid

Brake Fluid Change

Brake fluid can be a slippery subject when it comes to auto repair. It’s important to keep your brake fluid clear of all moisture and sediments. If Brake fluid absorbs water, it can cause multiple problems including reduce braking performance under high usage.


Moisture in your brake fluid can also deteriorate brake lines and master cylinders. These repairs are much more expensive than a brake fluid flush, which can be done in routine maintenance.


Another important thing to keep in mind, especially if you’re a DIY type of person, is to use the right fluid. There are multiple types including DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5 which are required for different vehicles. To find the correct brake fluid, be sure to consult your owner’s manual.


Though Ford doesn’t recommend a specific interval for changing brake fluid, it is good to have it done with routine brake changes. When bringing in your vehicle to our certified mechanics at Hastings Ford Lincoln for brake replacements, be sure to ask about changing the brake fluid.

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