The Importance of Brake Oil
Brake oil is a type of hydraulic oil used in brake applications for automobiles and light trucks. Used to transfer force under pressure from the brake pedal through hydraulic lines to the brake components near the wheels, brake oil must have a high boiling point in order to combat the extreme heat produced by braking and remain effective in freezing temperatures. The experts recommend a full brake oil exchange in accordance to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations to keep your brake oil fresh and ready to do its job.
Brake oil is affected by a number of factors. Age of the brake oil, the level of corrosion inhibitors, and environmental and driving habits all contribute to when your brake oil will need to be replaced. Additionally, moisture that gets into the brake oil can deplete corrosion inhibitors and speed up corrosion of the brake system. When brake oil loses its corrosion inhibitors, it cannot cool the brakes properly. Studies show that by 36 months, some brake oil have lost 91% of their corrosion inhibitors. To protect your brakes and vehicle, bring your car into Auto Center for a brake oil exchange.
While brake maintenance services parts of your brakes like the calipers, pins and parking brake pads, a brake oil exchange removes the brake oil from the master cylinder reserve and brake lines. The master cylinder reserve is then wiped clean and filled with new manufacturer approved brake oil. The old oil in the brake lines is evacuated and replenished until fresh oil is flowing from each wheel location. By exchanging the old oil and replacing it with new oil, you ensure your brake oil can adequately combat the heat produced by braking and increase the life of your brake system.